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Philanthropy goes outside biomedicine for latest lessons
Kirkner Rich
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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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Top of Mind's 5 Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship
Thom Ruhe
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Venture capital certainly has its place within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Some of our nation's largest companies (and employers), like Apple, Google and FedEx, have secured this form of funding. But plenty of Kauffman Foundation research tells us that VC funding isn't as mainstream in startups as one would gather based on its common place in startup news. In fact, less than 20 percent of the fastest growing young companies ever take venture capital money.

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What Happens After You Become An Overnight Success?
Annette Beck
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For years, Dave Felker created equipment for one of the world's leading golf companies, Calloway Golf. There he designed golf balls and clubs for the game's best golfers. Then, Dave left Calloway. Throwing the USGA rules out the window and using the laws of physics instead, Dave created the Polara golf ball, which would help correct an average golfer's hook or slice.

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What is Crowdfunding?
Cameron Cushman
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One of the questions I get asked the most is some version of "what do you think of crowdfunding?" I usually answer with some noncommittal answer about how it is going to be important, but no really knows how it will impact the trajectory and success of startup companies. After all, the notion of banding together through social media to fund the development of a prototype, documentary film or art project has been going on for many years now.

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Why Baby Boomers & Millennials Should Co-Found
Taylor Brown
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Baby boomers are micromanagers, work hard, do not understand technology, are stubborn and want to destroy the planet. Millennials are lazy, entitled, tech savvy, want to save the world and don't know how to communicate in person. Although the generalizations of baby boomers and millennials vary, they do share one similar characteristic, they both share particular entrepreneurial characteristics. Millennials crave freedom and earning potential. Baby boomers have a desire to build something.

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Why should some medical cities be happy about Occupy Wall Street?
Seper Chris
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New healthcare businesses in some medical cities may benefit from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read more about how cities in areas without state incentives for investment could be better off in the near future.

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