People’s Choice Beef Jerky, a fourth-generation family business in Los Angeles, switched in the 1990s from purveyor of meats and sausages to artisanal snack brand. Today, the company turns 20,000 pounds of beef each week into the classic cowboy campfire snack, with flavors ranging from Classic to Sriracha and Carne Seca.
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For those who can figure out how to best use Big Data, the results will be better than gold.
From the Brazilian government’s preparation for the event to the new innovations that made the World Cup possible, there were certainly no red cards in the game of IP, proving that when the private and public sector work as teammates, the victors can be both the athletes on the field and those whose IP was safeguarded.
They roll off the assembly belt like little bars of burnished gold. Zippo windproof lighters have remained virtually unchanged over the last 77 years. But the company behind Zippo lighters has accomplished the near impossible— it has grown and adapted to today’s fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.
For small business lending, innovation is a game-changer. Even traditional financial institutions are pushing-the-envelope on new, innovative products that do not resemble “Your Father’s” business loan.
General Assembly’s industry - education - is heavily regulated—and rightly so. We welcome regulators keeping bad actors out of our industry. We believe that startups and entrepreneurs can play a valuable role in working with cities and states to inform the development policies and regulatory structures in a way that both enables the growth of young and dynamic industries and ensures appropriate consumer protection.
Government can sometimes get a bad rap. Ask the average person to describe government and chances are you’ll hear “inefficient” significantly more than you’ll hear “innovative” or “agile.” But that’s all changing. Technologies such as cloud computing, mobile and GIS are propelling government forward into a new way of doing things to meet the challenges of the 21st century.