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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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Three Things Google Didn't Address in Their Announcement Last Week
Cameron Cushman
7/31/2012
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Last week's announcement detailing the rollout of Google's fiber optic network had the feel of a Silicon Valley big-time new product launch. It was definitely a big deal for Kansas City on both sides of the state line. Most importantly, information flowed copiously from Google about the details of their project—a welcome relief from the hitherto tight-lipped tech giant. The Google Fiber announcement lived up to the initial promise to deliver gigabit Internet speeds over a fiber optic network to homes at competitive prices.

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Tips for entrepreneurs working with universities
Emerson Dan
7/27/2012
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Life science entrepreneurs are partnering with universities to bring new products to market. Read more for tips on working with universities.

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Life Science Ventures Summit
Kauffman Foundation
7/13/2012
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Life science companies hold the promise of improving the world’s health and well-being. This two-day educational experience featured industry experts who answered the critical questions that founders must address to start and grow a viable life science startup.

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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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Having the right mindset is as important as the right idea for a startup
Emerson Dan
7/10/2012
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Succeeding as a life science entrepreneur takes more than a great idea. The entrepreneur must have a strong belief in his or her mission in order to face obstacles that present themselves.

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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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Look Who's Supporting Startup Act 2.0
Thom Ruhe
6/26/2012
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In his ever-watchful eye on the latest policy news affecting entrepreneurship, Mark Marich has rounded up the latest Startup Act 2.0 endorsements. Of those supporters is tech giant Google.

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The next big idea in healthcare? Collaboration
Seper Chris
6/25/2012
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Collaboration might just be the key to moving healthcare innovation forward, and a Kauffman Foundation demonstration project is putting this idea to the test. Read more about this project with early-stage innovators.

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