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A Little Jazz + A Little Networking = Big Things in Pittsburgh
Annette Beck
3/17/2014
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Every Thursday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, something special happens at Little E's Jazz and Blues Club. During happy hour each week, entrepreneurs get together to tap into what's hot in the Pittsburgh start-up arena. Over drinks and cool jazz, they have the opportunity to interact and create relationships with potential financiers, university incubators, economic development thought leaders and other business stars.

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Entrepreneurship Policy Experts: Weigh In
Cushman Cameron
9/20/2011
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The Kauffman Foundation is in search of experts on high growth entrepreneurship policy to help create a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Weigh in with your thoughts on policies that facilitate entrepreneurship, ways to remove regulatory barriers for entrepreneurs, or any topic pertaining to global policy and entrepreneurship.

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Startup Scene: Mexico City
Cameron Cushman
10/8/2013
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When one thinks of Mexico City, startup companies would not normally be at the top of anyone's mind. But, I had the chance to spend a few hours with some of the local entrepreneurial organizers there last week and was very impressed with what I saw.

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Mapping Communities One Startup At A Time
Cameron Cushman
9/18/2013
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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."

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Six Things Your Startup Needs To Know About Crowdfunding
Cameron Cushman
8/26/2013
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On Aug. 27, we are welcoming Slava Rubin, the CEO of Indiegogo, one of the most-successful and most-recognized crowdfunding platforms, to the Kauffman Foundation. We expect a full crowd for this event, but we also will be showing his presentation entitled “How to Raise $1Million in 30 Days or Less” on a live stream that can be found here.

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What the President Should Say Tomorrow
Cushman Cameron
1/24/2011
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Dear Mr. President, the nation's entrepreneurs are counting on you tomorrow night. Want to use your State of the Union speech to lay out a plan for real economic growth? Here's what you should say.

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The Most Important Global Company You Have Never Heard Of
Cushman Cameron
4/6/2011
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They are larger than amazon and have more users than ebay. Yet, most Americans have never heard of them. But this company’s implications for the global economy and the increase of human welfare to the world’s poor hold vast potential.

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This is not the American Dream
Cushman Cameron
4/28/2011
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Americans are more dependent on the federal government than ever before. According to USA Today, 18.3 percent of the nation’s total personal income was a payment from the government for Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, unemployment benefits and other programs in 2010. Much of this increase has come since 2008, mainly due to the expansion of healthcare and federal programs generally. Americans got an average of $7,427 in benefits last year, up from $4,763 in 2000. USA Today even breaks the data out by state, with New York leading the list.

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Want to Grow Your Company? Export
Cushman Cameron
3/3/2011
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I was shocked to learn that only 1 percent of American companies export their products. More shocking still, of those companies that export, 58 percent of those companies export to only one country.

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Huckabee and Trump Aren’t Running. So What Does that Mean for the Presidential Race?
Cushman Cameron
5/20/2011
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In the last few days, two big names have announced they aren’t going to run for President.  So what bearing does that have on the race for the White House in 2012?  Here are five ways these non-announcements will have an impact on the race.

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