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Weak IPO market could derail healthcare business funding
OConnell Brian
6/22/2011
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It’s no secret that the economy is in sickbay. But healthcare entrepreneurs looking for a big transfusion of cash shouldn’t look to an initial public offering.

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Female angel investors upset stereotypes
OConnell Brian
7/22/2011
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When it comes to angel investors, who’s wearing the wings isn’t as important as what’s under the halo.

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Small business lending loosening up
OConnell Brian
7/7/2011
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There’s no time like the present when it comes to small business loans. Thanks to more financially stable small businesses, healthcare entrepreneurs may have a clearer path to capital.

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VC funding is up - so don't mess up your shot at getting your share
OConnell Brian
9/9/2011
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Life sciences business owners are seeing a modest rise in venture capital funds – no mean feat in this economy. But one big communications mistake will take you and your firm out of the running.

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Angel funding on the rise
OConnell Brian
10/14/2011
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There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.

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Can entrepreneurs avoid "No Mans Land"?
OConnell Brian
10/20/2011
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In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.

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Is "locavesting" the next logical step for small business financing?
OConnell Brian
12/13/2011
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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.

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Is locavesting the next logical step for small business financing
Brian OConnell
1/17/2012
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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.

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Reverse Pitch Connects Corporations With Entrepreneurs
Nathan Kurtz
11/25/2013
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Something extraordinary happened in Kansas City last Thursday. For the second year in a row, some of Kansas City's largest organizations participated in a reverse pitch. KCNext, the host and organizer, brought in a capacity crowd of over 200 entrepreneurs and other Global Entrepreneurship Week event participants. There were 65 events in Kansas City spread across a week and a half. But this event was different. This one was special.

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Why Dissuading Students From Grad School Could Create More Jobs
Nathan Kurtz
11/18/2013
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What if we could take the top talent coming out of colleges and universities today, those that tend to feed into law school, med school, Wall Street and consulting, and put them in startups all over the country? Imagine the job growth possibilities we could create in the country just by giving recent graduates a taste of that entrepreneurial bug. Now, what if I told you there's an organization trying to do just that. Enter--Venture for America.

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