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IRIS Media: Impact through Creating Positive Environment

IRIS Media: Impact through Creating Positive Environment

A child’s environment and surroundings can shape the quality of his developmental outcomes and well-being. For families coping with social issues or health disabilities, the impact of the environment on the child’s development can be even greater. Innovators at IRIS Media recognize these children’s needs and have made them the driving force behind their recent studies and innovations. The company’s goal is to provide training for parents, educators, and school …

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Altaeros Energies named among top 10 inventions by CNN

Altaeros Energies named among top 10 inventions by CNN

Altaeros Energies was recently featured as one of the top 10 inventions on CNN.
Founded in 2010, Altaeros is developing a breakthrough airborne wind turbine to produce abundant, low cost, renewable energy. Altaeros uses safe and reliable aerospace technology to lift wind turbines to operate at higher heights where winds are much stronger and more consistent than on the ground. Altaeros turbines are designed for easy mobility and rapid deployment at remote, …

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7 Larta portfolio companies win Tibbetts prize

7 Larta portfolio companies win Tibbetts prize

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) presented twenty-three small businesses in June with the Tibbetts award, an honor recognizing the technical innovation, business impact, and broader social and economic benefit a company has achieved throughout the year. SBA supports innovative entrepreneurs through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which accounts for approximately $2.5 billion in federal research and development funds.
Out of the 2014 Tibbetts Awardees, seven Larta portfolio companies were …

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Too much regulation?

Too much regulation?

Conventional wisdom sees low taxation as the reason some states do well. A new study finds that regulation (and over-regulation), not taxes, is the reason that states are perceived poorly or well by small businesses.
There is more to offering small business tax breaks and other cash incentives to attract them. A recent study by Thumbtack and Kauffman Foundation, with data from 38 states and 82 cities, found local small …

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