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Houston Startups: 2013 Year in Review

By Jeff Reichman / December 24, 2013

I’ve been working in the Houston startup community since 2009, and one thing is clear: we’re growing like crazy. In a twelve-month period between 2011-2012, the City of Houston added more than 34,000 new residents, second only to New York City. But that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to what’s coming. The Greater…

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A Day in DC: Startups and the State of the Union

By Jeff Reichman / February 12, 2013

I’m writing this blog on a rainy Monday afternoon in Houston, Texas. Tomorrow night, the President will deliver the 2013 State of the Union address. Over the course of an hour, he’ll talk about the year ahead. It’s a good amount of time to celebrate success and define challenges, but really, it’s only an hour.…

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7 Hours in Houston: My Day with the Jobs Council

By Jeff Reichman / August 1, 2012

Last week, I had the opportunity to accompany the Executive Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to three roundtable meetings in Houston, Texas. We met with over 50 leaders from business, government, and academia. Together, they tell the story of Houston for the last 30 years, from boom and bust to recovery…

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Learning About Craft Beer (One Pint at a Time)

By Jeff Reichman / September 18, 2012

There were a dozen of us, elbow to elbow around the dining room table. It was August, it was hot, and we were about to drink a few test batches of a soon-to-open craft brewery in Houston.  Around me was a diverse group of young accountants, lawyers, graduate students, doctors — all brought together by…

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Houston and Beyond: The Rise of Startup Communities

By Jeff Reichman / October 25, 2012

Over the last few years, entrepreneurs across the country have self-assembled into regional startup communities.  These communities provide a fabric of support that keeps entrepreneurs engaged, and resources to help them succeed.  The Startup America Partnership connects these regional communities and creates a national network, making our world a little easier to navigate.   At…

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Rice Village is Houston's Hidden Startup Neighborhood

By Jeff Reichman / December 19, 2012

Don’t worry, Rice Village isn’t like that bar without a sign. It’s not exclusive, and it’s not hiding from you. The neighborhood remains the same old destination for boutique shopping and great bars that Houston has enjoyed since the 1930s. But remaining the same isn’t one of Houston’s strengths. Up above the dress shops and…

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