Welcome back to Worth Reading! It felt great to see students back on campus and in the Dingman Center. It’s another busy Friday for the team with Innovation Fridays resuming, the Fearless Founders course kicking off, and students watching pitches from regional startups at Dingman Center Angels Review Day. We’re re-launching a few other programs this semester, particularly for MBA students. In case you missed it, take a look at a recent post on what we’re planning for the Smith Experience.
Now, check out what’s worth reading this week:
- Have you ever wondered what industries appeal most to VCs? You may be surprised. TechCrunch tells us why No Industry Is Safe From VC Disruption.
- 2013 was a rough year for tech companies, but Inc. predicts a “glass-half-full kind of year” for 2014. Here are 23 CEOs to Watch in 2014.
- Dingman Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jason Shrensky, recently spoke to the Washington Post’s Capital Business about things for entrepreneurs to consider when selecting a co-working space. Shrensky is also a co-founder of UberOffices so he is quite the expert on the subject. Read this week’s Business Rx: How do you select a co-working space?
- Megan Duckett, founder of Rent What? and Sew What?, became an accidental entrepreneur after a hobby turned into a multi-million dollar thriving textile business.