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How Many Cups to Launch?

When I was a wee lad in the ancient times of the 1970s, I remember an old commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops that asked how many licks it takes to get to the center of their delicious lollipops. At the Foundation we are posing a similar question with a modern, caffeinated, twist and applying it to a slightly more constructive purpose.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 27, 2012
Look Who's Supporting Startup Act 2.0

With his ever-watchful eye on the latest policy news affecting entrepreneurship, Mark Marich has rounded up the most recent Startup Act 2.0 endorsements. Among those supporters is tech giant Google.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 26, 2012
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program One Year Update

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since the release of the Ice House Entrepreneurship program. In twelve short months, the program has garnered the attention of educators, economic development and civic organizations from across the US and beyond.

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Posted by: Anonymous
on June 25, 2012
Policy Forum Blog on Reforming Higher Education

On the heels of the Kauffman Foundation's $1 million grant to Lorain County Community College to take its successful model for funding startups national, the Foundation released papers from last year's Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Retreat.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 14, 2012
A Model for Community College Entrepreneurship Takes the National Stage

Yesterday, the Kauffman Foundation announced a $1 million grant to Lorain County Community College to replicate its Innovation Fund model, which connects entrepreneurs to mentorship, education and capital, on a national scale.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 1, 2012
IPOs Going Going Gone?

As analysts debate over Facebook’s “failure” of an Initial Public Offering, one thing has been made clear through some recently released Kauffman Foundation research: America’s slump in IPOs does not bode well for our nation’s job creation or economic growth.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on May 22, 2012
Great Way to Spend a Weekend

Startup Weekends are incredible. Hear from those who were at Startup Weekend Kansas City, including yours truly, as we talk about the power in this event and how it’s catalyzing entrepreneurship everywhere.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on May 3, 2012
Are the Startup Jobs in Your State?

In this week’s Huffington Post, the “Top 13 States for Startup Hiring” were named, according to StartupHire. My home state of Ohio was on the list....did your state make the cut?

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on April 26, 2012
Policy Forum Blog on Angels' Confidence

Earlier this week, Mark Marich summarized angel investors’ confidence as reported by the 2011 Angel Market Analysis. Just how confident are they?

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on April 12, 2012
What the JOBS Act Means for Startup Capital

In Jonathan Ortmans' most recent post on the Policy Forum Blog, he breaks down what the JOBS Act means for entrepreneurial companies and their ability to raise capital.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on April 4, 2012

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