I’ve seen three tech ventures come and go here in Ithaca, in the last six years alone. The first, in the late 1990s, was the creation of a company called CityOne, which provided housing for Ithaca’s new immigrants. In the last two years, though, I helped found a company called Ithaca Technology Ventures.
Ithaca Technology Ventures is a software company that offers software and IT consulting to small and mid-sized businesses in the Ithaca area. They were founded by a group of local entrepreneurs and tech-savvy college students, and their goal is to provide free services to small businesses in the area.
Ithaca Technology Ventures has recently been awarded tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. That means the company is now able to pay taxes on its profits, something many startups (like ours) in the area don’t have.
A lot of tech startups in the area have started up over the last few years, mostly in the form of online services that make it easier for people to collaborate in the real world. That’s great, but the problem is that a lot of these companies seem to be focused on the wrong things.
Technology Ventures is definitely on the right track with its online services and focus. But it’s a bit too focused on the wrong thing. You already know this, but I bet many of the entrepreneurs out there are focused on big corporate clients and revenue targets. They are not trying to reinvent the wheel by focusing on the problems of the world, the problems of society.
Thats because you dont know where to start. Thats because the wheel itself is a lot harder to reinvent than you think. You need to know how to build the wheel that will turn your wheels. The problem is that there are lots of wheel-builders, and it is hard to know which ones to take on.
No one is doing that better than the city of Naples, Florida. Since I moved to the city, in my first 3 months there, I created a business that was focused on creating more and better technology businesses. The problem is that the wheel is so easy to reinvent that you have to create an entirely new wheel each time you want to build a new business.
Naples has a lot going for it. It has a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a great tech community, and an interesting startup scene. But there’s a problem. Naples is on an island with a lot of potential for new business creation, but it can be hard for people to live there and hire people.
The problem is that Naples has a lot of vacant space. People will come and go, moving away and never moving in and never leaving. Theres nothing happening, and so people are stuck watching on. Naples has the potential to be a great place for entrepreneurs to thrive, but Naples-as-it-is-now is not great. And that becomes even more true if you factor in the fact that Naples has a lot of empty space.
Naples is a great place for entrepreneurs to thrive, but it is a very difficult place to work and live. Of course, the fact that it’s a very difficult place to live, work, and play is probably the most important reason why Naples is not a good place to start a business.