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How to Use Kickstarter to Launch a Business
7/22/2010
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Caroline Mak and her boyfriend Antonio Ramos loved the taste of ginger, but didn't like the sugary-sweet taste of ginger ales and ginger beers on the market.  They weren't spicy enough, nor were they adequately tangy.

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How to Win the Valuation Game
Resnick Rosalind
4/30/2010
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With the market for early-stage capital beginning to bounce back, I'm once again fielding calls from entrepreneurs wanting to know how much of their company to give away to investors to raise the money they need to launch their businesses or take them to the next level.

Unfortunately, there's no easy answer to this question. An established business with sales, profits and cash flow may sell for five to 10 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. But it's a lot harder to put a price tag on an early-stage venture that consists of a business plan, a web site and the founder's hopes and dreams. As a result, negotiations between start-ups and prospective investors often turn into angry arm-wrestling matches that end with both sides walking away empty-handed.

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How to find investors without pivoting from your mission
Christina Sherwood
1/14/2014
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Like many healthcare entrepreneurs with social missions at the center of their startups, Kinsa's founder and CEO Inder Singh was faced with the challenge of finding investors without pivoting from his company's central goal.

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How to host a H@cking Medicine hackathon
Zen Chu
2/26/2014
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We'd like to see the H@cking Medicine mission -- connecting healthcare experts with outsiders to attack big problems and create noble businesses -- replicated on a large scale.

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How to test the strength of your business model
Ryan Amin
9/19/2013
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Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder led a business model discussion at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

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Human Capital Pays Dividends for Entrepreneurs
Koplovitz Kay
3/15/2005
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A media entrepreneur advises joining and utilizing peer-to-peer groups that are selective to build the human capital that enables the building of companies.

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IPOs Going Going Gone?
Thom Ruhe
5/22/2012
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As analysts debate over Facebook’s “failure” of an Initial Public Offering, one thing has been made clear through some recently released Kauffman Foundation research: America’s slump in IPOs does not bode well for our nation’s job creation or economic growth.

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IPOs Going Going Gone?
Thom Ruhe
5/22/2012
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As analysts debate over Facebook’s “failure” of an Initial Public Offering, one thing has been made clear through some recently released Kauffman Foundation research: America’s slump in IPOs does not bode well for our nation’s job creation or economic growth.

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Ice House Entrepreneurs: Battling Hardship with Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
8/26/2011
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While policymakers scramble to make sense of the market volatility and rationalize our credit downgrade, many Americans have been left to fend for themselves. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a two-part learning project is designed to remind us of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide.

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Ice House Sketchbook Dispels Myths of Entrepreneurship
Thom Ruhe
11/22/2013
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The latest Kauffman Sketchbook illustrates how the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program develops the critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills that help any individual think like an entrepreneur.

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