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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.
As Kauffman Labs helps grow and educate the entrepreneurial community through programs, events and workshops, we came across an aspiring gentleman with an idea. Nodir Abdullayev (Bek) has just recently found out about the entrepreneurial community in Kansas City and has made strides to become engaged since finding his first event through Kauffman Labs. Learn how Bek's first experience made him go from an aspiring entrepreneur to lean entrepreneur.
Leaving presentations to chance is like embarking on a trip without a map (hat tip to Amanda Schnieders for the metaphor). If you don't know where you're headed and how you'll get there, you may not reach your destination.
Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision.
The number of life sciences venture deals was down in the third quarter and first-time funding was down as well. Read more about the reasons behind the numbers.
Life sciences venture capital investing rose in the second quarter, due in part to increased exit activity. Read more for details on life sciences companies’ deals.
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."
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.
A North Carolina startup is taking on the problem of counterfeit drugs. The company’s technology embeds a tiny tag into the medicine itself that allows for identification and authentication to fight fraudulent pharmaceuticals.
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