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Two's (a) Company, Three's a Crowd?
Thom Ruhe
7/30/2013
Blog Resource
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When considering the optimal number of founders for any new entrepreneurial adventure, the calculus extends well beyond simple formulas seemingly supported by observations of startup cohorts within specific industries. Famous technology twosomes that come to mind include David Packard and William Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple, Paul Allen and Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. In these examples, it is widely observed that these buddy teams complemented each other well in the early formative years of their companies.

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Two Generations of Entrepreneurship
Kurtzig Andy Kurtzig Sandra
3/7/2012
Audio Resource
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In this special lecture, mother and son serial entrepreneurs Sandra and Andy Kurtzig share smart reasons for starting companies that matter. Sandra Kurtzig outlines similarities and differences between her previous ventures and her current company, Kenandy. Andy Kurtzig discusses his company, JustAnswer, and key lessons for entrepreneurs.

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Two Brothers Building a Company From Scratch
Beaver Bobby Beaver Jeff
1/25/2006
Audio Resource
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Jeff and Bobby Beaver, Co-founders of Zazzle and graduates of Stanford University, describe their story and entrepreneurial experiences in building an internet start-up. They discuss the passion, dedication and the power of small teams in achieving a vision.

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Twenty Years of Experience in Developing Software in Silicon Valley
Polese Kim
11/9/2005
Audio Resource
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Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, describes her twenty years of experience in developing software in Silicon Valley including Java development with Sun Microsystems. She also discusses SpikeSource's relationship with the open source community.

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Turning Makers Into Entrepreneurs
Lesa Mitchell
8/11/2010
Blog Resource
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The 31st of July the Henry Ford Museum supported by sponsors like the Kauffman Foundation, Ford Motors Co and New Economy Initiative launched the first of what we hope is an annual Maker Faire event in Detroit. Twenty-five thousand people showed up to check out the makers who came out of their garages to share their wares at the Henry Ford Museum grounds. So why is this so special?

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Trust Rules: The Most Important Secret About Trust
9/20/2007
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The premise of this in-depth, practical article is that trust impacts everything in your organization. As a result, trust is a key ingredient to your success, and you, as the top leader, must model and inspire appropriate behavior and consciously build a culture of trust.

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Translational Medicine Alliance uncovers opportunities for life science entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
5/9/2013
Blog Resource
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Because significant funding is needed to develop new, innovative life science and digital health products and tools, fewer ideas are making the leap from research institutions to product development teams. This clash between the short-term, earnings-driven needs of the medical marketplace and the risky, lengthy, and capital-intensive process of bringing medical ideas to fruition is a major challenge facing modern medicine.

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Transitioning from Executive to Entrepreneur
Applegate Jane
4/22/2010
Article Resource
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Charles Henagan loved his new job as a vice-president of marketing at a major beverage company. His challenge was to reinvigorate a legendary brand of vodka and he embraced the adrenaline rush of travel, meetings and strategy sessions. Approaching 50, he was the oldest employee in his division, but made an effort to bond with younger colleagues over cocktails after work. Top management embraced his initiatives and he was feeling great about his work.

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Tough Love: What You Really Want From Your Advisory Board
Gumpert David E
11/13/2000
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When cash flow turned positive and profits started coming in, the co-founder of an Internet start-up sought his advisory board's approval for new expenses. What he got was a barrage of questions: "Where are next year's projections? What's your mission statement?" As the business grew, the board made sure it stayed on track financially, raising prices as well as morale. And when the company was acquired, everybody cashed in.

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Top of My Entrepreneurial Mind
Thom Ruhe
10/29/2012
Blog Resource
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Today, the Kauffman Foundation launched a weekly (for all intents and purposes) vidcast called “Top of Mind.” It’s nothing fancy; no post-production special effects, no camera wizardry. It’s just me, my iPad, and my thoughts on a host of topics that are impacting the world of entrepreneurship.

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