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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Kander Diana
11/15/2012
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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund.  The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece.  Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.

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Rants from the Road
Thom Ruhe
11/14/2012
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I had my reservations about starting the Top of Mind video channel—mainly because there are a lot of good sources for observations and opinions on the increasingly popular topic of entrepreneurship. But we have proceeded with this effort because one of the rare privileges I have, by virtue of my position and the work we do at the foundation, is being granted access to events and thinking that are not common to many.

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GEW Videos of the Day Venezuela and UK
Thom Ruhe
11/13/2012
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The videos for today feature Venezuela and the UK.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 Instagram Feed
Thom Ruhe
11/13/2012
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See some of the great images from around the world in this feed of Instagram photos from the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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For Better or Worse: Advice for the Entrepreneurial Spouse
Thom Ruhe
8/20/2012
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I recently read an article on Forbes.com about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur’s spouse or significant other. It brought me back to my own entrepreneurial endeavors and reminded me of a few coping mechanisms my wife of now 23 years and I picked up along the way.

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It's Hip to Upcycle
Thom Ruhe
8/9/2012
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One of the genuinely rewarding parts of my job is working with entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Meet Andrew Sell, the founder of a startup that can make an environmental difference while earning a profit.

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Dispelling the Myth of the Zuckerberg Entrepreneur
Thom Ruhe
7/12/2012
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When you hear the word entrepreneur, what kind of image does your mind conjure up? If it’s a Mark Zuckerberg look-a-like pouring out HTML code in an Ivy League dorm room, you’re probably not alone. But you’re not exactly picturing the masses.

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How Many Cups to Launch?
Thom Ruhe
6/27/2012
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When I was a wee lad in the ancient times of the 1970s, I remember an old commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops that asked how many licks it takes to get to the center of their delicious lollipops. At the Foundation we are posing a similar question with a modern, caffeinated, twist and applying it to a slightly more constructive purpose.

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Revisiting the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit via Storify
Seper Chris
6/24/2012
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Thoughts on entrepreneurship in the life sciences and digital health from the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit are the featured topic of this Storify piece.

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Video: Help along the way for life science entrepreneurs
Seper Chris
6/24/2012
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Advice for life science entrepreneurs goes beyond the dollar value that could be placed on it. Watch this collection of videos with insights on a variety of topics of interest to life science entrepreneurs.

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