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Our energy future requires commercialization education and mentors
Lesa Mitchell
10/20/2010
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Yesterday the Kauffman Foundation co-hosted the Southwest Energy Summit with both ASU (host location) and the leadership team of ARPA E. We had wonderful participation from industry leaders, experienced energy VC's and university academics...

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Out of Necessity: Coining 'Intrapreneurship'
Thom Ruhe
3/11/2014
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It was a thrill for me last summer when I had the chance to sit down with best-selling author, entrepreneur and teacher, Gifford Pinchot III. For someone like me who has been an entrepreneur and who now works at the foundation for entrepreneurs, to meet the legend who actually coined the term "intrapreneurship" was a real treat. During our visit, I had the chance to ask Gifford about the motivation that led to the publishing of his best-selling book, Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur, in 1985.

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PR for an early-stage company: When do you need it?
Pogorelc Deanna
1/5/2012
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Publicity is good for an early-stage company, but you shouldn't be pumping lots of dollars into public relations for your new healthcare business. Read more about the right time to hire a PR agency.

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Part Four: John Osher's Startup Mistakes in the Overall Vision
Schoeniger Gary
3/17/2010
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This is the final part in the series.  Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the mistakes that startups make.  Below is Part Four: Mistakes with the Overall Startup Vision. Part One discussed Startup Mistakes in Research...

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Part One: John Osher's Startup Mistakes in Research and Strategy
Schoeniger Gary
2/24/2010
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This is the first in a four part series.  Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the 17 mistakes that startups make. For our purposes we will be breaking the mistakes out into different posts each week....

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Part Three: John Osher's Startup Mistakes in Management
Schoeniger Gary
3/10/2010
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This is the third part in a four part series.  Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the mistakes that startups make.  Below is Part Three: Mistakes in Management. Part One discussed the mistakes in Market Research...

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Part Two: John Osher's Startup Mistakes with Financial Planning
Schoeniger Gary
3/3/2010
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This is the second part in a four part series.Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America's most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the mistakes that startups make.  Below is Part Two: Mistakes in Financial Planning.  Part One discussed the mistakes in Market Research...

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Pharma reps changing how they sell
Vinluan Frank
9/19/2011
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Pharma reps at GSK are selling their products in a new way. The emphasis is more on communicating a drug's benefits and risks than trying to sell as much as possible. Read more about this change in approach to sales.

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Philanthropy goes outside biomedicine for latest lessons
Kirkner Rich
11/9/2011
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Medical foundations play a role in helping medicine advance through their philanthropy, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned of them can lose their way. Read more about how these foundations can stay focused on their goals.

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Pros and cons of venture capital and angel investing
OConnell Brian
11/18/2011
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We examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.

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