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How -- and where -- to create a company that matters
Christina Sherwood
7/18/2013
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Despite an economy in flux, the pace at which the United States produces $100 million companies has been stable over the past two decades, according to a new Kauffman paper. But the locations and sectors in which those companies are created are changing.

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Free Kauffman ebook on immigrant entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
7/4/2013
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Through July 22, the Kauffman Foundation is offering a free ebook on immigrant entrepreneurs -- nd how current policies affect this important economic force.

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What startups can learn from entrepreneurial communities
Christina Sherwood
7/11/2013
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The Kauffman Foundation's new multimedia channel, ID8 Nation, spotlights entrepreneurial communities throughout the country. The first featured city, Pittsburgh, transformed its economy through entrepreneurship and now hosts a number of diverse startups.

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Six myths about venture capital
Christina Sherwood
7/25/2013
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In a piece for the Harvard Business Review, Kauffman's director of private equity Diane Mulcahy debunked six VC myths to empower founders when negotiating for funding.

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How raising capital in the Midwest differs from the coasts
Christina Sherwood
8/13/2013
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"Raising capital in the Midwest is a lot different than raising on the coasts," said Kurt Brenkus, CEO of Wisconsin-based Aver Informatics. "We had to hit the streets making the rounds with angel investors."

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Why healthcare entrepreneurs need more than a core expertise
Christina Sherwood
8/20/2013
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Though not all business owners can mimic Andrey Ostrovsky's trajectory, his experience taught him some best practices for cultivating good life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The most successful healthcare entrepreneurs he's seen have a killer combination of a broad, core expertise and a deep vertical.

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The thumbs-up or thumbs-down approach to team building
Christina Sherwood
8/6/2013
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Interviewees shouldn't expect traditional questions when they're applying for a position at Limeade, a corporate wellness space focused on building high-performance workforces.

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Don’t wait for the perfect team to start your company
Christina Sherwood
8/27/2013
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Jake Halpert, CEO of Lucidity Health, agrees with the conventional wisdom that the team is the most important aspect of an early-stage health care business. But, he added, an entrepreneur shouldn't wait for the perfect team to start his company.

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Gender differences in life science patenting
Christina Sherwood
8/22/2013
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In the life sciences, male academic scientists secure patents at more than twice the rate of their female colleagues, according to an analysis sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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The importance of networks
Christina Sherwood
8/15/2013
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In an essay for the Kauffman Foundation, business administration professor Toby Stuart described his research examining how the social and business networks in which would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage firms are immersed influence entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.

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