Phin Barnes is a principal at First Round Capital, a venture capital firm that backs some of today’s buzziest startups, like FabUber, and GroupMe.


I the world of startups, venture capital and energizing Entrepreneurial activities, Brad Feld from the Foundry Group in Boulder Colorado is one of the best of the best.

Back in 2006, when other front runners in the the start-up world where flocking to Silicon Valley and encouraging upcoming…

The labor market hasn’t been this dire for twenty-somethings for more than 60 years. Nationally, employment among those aged 16 to 29 dropped from 67.3 percent in 2000 to 55.3 percent in 2010, according to new data released fromU.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Across age groups, the 2007 to 2010 employment-to-population ratio plummeted faster than any other comparable period since 1948 — the year the government began tracking data. Even a college education isn’t helping: For those 25-years-old or more with a bachelor’s degree or higher, more than 13 million are out of the labor force, according to the same survey.

entrepreneurial density = ((# entrepreneurs + # people working for startups or high growth companies)) / adult population