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EMKF and Huffington Post
Ruhe Thom
1/18/2011
Blog Resource
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched a partnership with The Huffington Post's "Small Business America" entrepreneurship blog today by posting the first of what will be regular columns written by the Foundation's economic and entrepreneurship experts.

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Entrepreneurial mindset can exist in many ways and places
Ruhe Thom
1/26/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

The term entrepreneur has what I like to refer to as positive brand confusion. Whereas the opinions range in scale from the billion dollar company to the life style enterprise, most people nevertheless have a positive connotation of what an entrepreneur is. This post shows that an entrepreneurial mindset can exist almost anywhere people are paying attention to problems while working towards solutions.

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An Entrepreneurial Win for the Future
Ruhe Thom
2/24/2011
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President Obama and his cabinet secretaries visited Northeast Ohio to talk about issues, opportunities, and new ideas around entrepreneurship.

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Startup America Focuses on Midwest Manufacturing
Ruhe Thom
3/3/2011
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The White House’s Startup America initiative shines a welcome light on the innovative, next-generation Midwest manufactures that are redefining manufacturing.

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Black Innovators and Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/19/2011
Blog Resource
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Startup America Partnership CEO Scott Case was asked about women entrepreneurs’ lack of access to venture capital. Case said one challenge facing both women and minority entrepreneurs is “they’re not visible to us.” As a result, Faye Anderson launches "The Innovators" website.

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention and Father of Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/10/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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What Would You Do with a Gig?
Ruhe Thom
6/22/2011
Blog Resource
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Kansas City will soon receive internet connectivity that will be one hundred times faster than anywhere else in the world. What should they do with it?

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Ice House Entrepreneurs: Battling Hardship with Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
8/26/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

While policymakers scramble to make sense of the market volatility and rationalize our credit downgrade, many Americans have been left to fend for themselves. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a two-part learning project is designed to remind us of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide.

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iStart Launches New Profiles Features
Ruhe Thom
8/15/2011
Blog Resource
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iStart, the leading online community for business competitions, has added some valuable functionality that makes it even easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to tell the story of their great idea.

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What's Your Excuse?
Ruhe Thom
8/17/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

We recently hosted the inaugural class for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Education Program. The program coincidentally started just as the debt ceiling debacle was playing out in Washington. There was a shared moment of awareness that maybe those we feel should be making the economic ecosystem a better place for entrepreneurs were in fact incapable of doing so, and even doing things that were self-destructive; a reality driven home by the subsequent credit downgrade by S&P.

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