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Khan Academy Launches Entrepreneurship Series
Wendy Torrance
9/25/2013
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Our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman, once said: "It's your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed". He was talking to entrepreneurs: those people who create new ventures, building visions into reality. Indeed, entrepreneurs are uncommon in many ways. They create something from nothing. They see problems (and solutions) that others might not. They take personal and financial risks.

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Making the leap from physician to entrepreneur
Pogorelc Deanna
4/19/2012
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Physician entrepreneur Dr. Jen Dyer talks about the similarities and differences between running a healthcare business and being an academic researcher.

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Mapping Communities One Startup At A Time
Cameron Cushman
9/18/2013
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At the Kauffman Foundation, we recently announced a grant to a group that is trying to map and track where startups are around the world. The project--Startup Genome--is working "to build the most complete and accurate database of the world's startup communities, present it in useful, beautiful ways and provide tools and reports that community builders can use to gain insight into what's happening in their community. And make better decisions about how to grow it."

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Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows program expands to bring in more innovators
Parmar Arundhati
6/29/2011
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The Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows program at the University of Minnesota is expanding to bring in twice as many professionals. Program participants work to create new innovations in healthcare.

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Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory finds success in U.S., goes global
Parmar Arundhati
6/23/2011
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A Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory is becoming known beyond Minnesota, even in China. Using a multi-faceted approach, the lab evaluates medical technologies and determines whether they should be commercialized.

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Medical device startups find a resource in Minneapolis incubator
Parmar Arundhati
7/18/2011
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Medical device startups can benefit from the services offered at the Sister Kenny Research Center in Minneapolis in their quest to commercialize products. Read more to find out what the research center has to offer.

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Nanotechnology firms, college partners to get $3 million boost
Baum Stephanie
11/28/2011
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Nanotechnology firms will benefit from $3 million in grants from a Pennsylvania organization that wants to encourage innovation. Read more about this program for businesses and colleges.

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention and Father of Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/10/2011
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I recently attended the 39th Annual Induction Ceremony for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. As it has been in years past, it was awe-inspiring and of significant historical interest.

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New NIH program trains tomorrow's healthcare researchers
OConnell Brian
10/7/2011
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Making new medical discoveries is the lifeblood of the healthcare startup world. That's why the National Institutes of Health wants to lend a hand with a new training program for tomorrow's research geniuses.

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New concept in informed consent aims to clear research hurdle for startups
Kirkner Rich
11/9/2011
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In biotech research, the gathering and analysis of data takes a great deal of time. With portable legal consent, Sage Bionetworks aims to reduce data collection time for researchers so they can make their discoveries earlier.

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