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5 Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship
Thom Ruhe
3/26/2014
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I was disappointed to have been unable to make the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Congress last week in Moscow. It's a historic event, in its fifth year, that gathers startup champions from around the world--entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers--to work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. This kind of annual assembly has contributed to the expansion of a global entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting experts and entrepreneurs across borders and sectors to unleash their ideas and transform innovation into reality.

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99designs
Ruhe Thom
7/25/2010
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99designs is the #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design.

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A Bridge Over the Valley of Death
Ruhe Thom
2/10/2012
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A new Kauffman Foundation report points to what might be a long-term bridge over the most difficult funding stage for startups—the 'Valley of Death.' In that timeframe, after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding, some startups struggle to raise enough capital to stay alive.

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A Captivating Slideshow for Entrepreneurs
Ruhe Thom
10/9/2011
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This captivating and motivating slideshow captures the every individual's "Dear Future Entrepreneur" message.

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A Different Kind of “Pitching:” Curt Schilling on Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
7/30/2009
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The roads that lead people to entrepreneurship are often as varied as the college campuses, Wall Street, Hollywood, basements and garages through which they wind – and sometimes even lead through Major League Baseball.

Such has been the unlikely path of former MVP and All-Star pitcher, Curt...

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A Lesson Learned in Travel
Thom Ruhe
12/10/2013
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I spent much of Global Entrepreneurship Week traveling. It’s one of the things I love most about my work at the Kauffman Foundation. And in that travel, I’ve learned that entrepreneurship transcends borders and languages—but it is deeply impacted by culture and policy.

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A Model for Community College Entrepreneurship Takes the National State
Thom Ruhe
6/1/2012
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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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A Model for Community College Entrepreneurship Takes the National State
Thom Ruhe
6/1/2012
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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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A Stroll through Startup Village
Thom Ruhe
5/20/2013
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A lone startup that had set up shop in a house on a typical Kansas City block has some new neighbors. In less than one year—with the recent installation of Google Fiber serving as a potential catalyst—that same block is now home to a dense pocket of startup activity and has been duly dubbed the Kansas City Startup Village.

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A World United by Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
11/14/2011
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For one week the world unites, across borders and languages, to celebrate entrepreneurs and innovators...to celebrate the world’s job creators.

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