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Women Outpace Men in Raising Money Online

The stats on women in entrepreneurship can be depressing. The Kauffman Foundation has done a lot of research on this topic. But simply put, women aren't starting many high tech companies and they aren't raising much venture capital. A recent Chicago Tribune article reiterated all this, despite any "lip service" to the contrary.

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Taylor Brown
on August 29, 2014
Staying Current

Chasing an entrepreneurial dream can be an all-consuming effort. Particularly in those crucial early days of a startup, founders seem to eat, sleep and breathe their businesses. But this heads-down mode is not without its drawbacks, one of which is neglecting to stay up on current events particularly the happenings that can impact the entrepreneurs who are inadvertently paying no attention to them.

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Thom Ruhe
on February 18, 2014
Mr. President, A Little More 'E' Please

Tuning in for the state of the union (SOTU) address is somewhat of an annual ritual for me. For the past two decades, spanning several presidencies from both parties, I torture myself straining to hear that one word, however challenging it is to say (and spell)--entrepreneur. So I was encouraged when President Obama dropped the "E" bomb early in his 2014 SOTU address, made even more special by the fact that he referenced a woman entrepreneur. And I wasn't alone in my enthusiasm as the twittersphere erupted likewise.

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Thom Ruhe
on January 29, 2014
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