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Medical device startup launched by home designer with an idea
Glenn Brandon
7/27/2011
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Medical device startups often are created out of the entrepreneur’s desire to solve a medical problem. It’s no different with Continental Dry Works and its male urinary incontinence product, The Pocket.

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Medical device startup has a more powerful tool to target blood vessel plaque
Glenn Brandon
8/11/2011
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A medical device startup with a better way to penetrate coronary artery blockages plans to use a Third Frontier grant for human testing of the device, followed by application for FDA clearance.

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iStart Launches New Profiles Features
Ruhe Thom
8/15/2011
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iStart, the leading online community for business competitions, has added some valuable functionality that makes it even easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to tell the story of their great idea.

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What's Your Excuse?
Ruhe Thom
8/17/2011
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We recently hosted the inaugural class for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Education Program. The program coincidentally started just as the debt ceiling debacle was playing out in Washington. There was a shared moment of awareness that maybe those we feel should be making the economic ecosystem a better place for entrepreneurs were in fact incapable of doing so, and even doing things that were self-destructive; a reality driven home by the subsequent credit downgrade by S&P.

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Why Detroit Could be the Next Big Startup City
Cushman Cameron
8/23/2011
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Learn why Detroit is poised for entrepreneurial renaissance.

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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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Innovators to gather at New England eHealth event
OConnell Brian
9/7/2011
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Healthcare business innovators are set to meet near Boston on October 27 – all part of the National eHealth Innovation Series.

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Three Things Entrepreneurs Do
Ruhe Thom
9/14/2011
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This summer the Kauffman Foundation released The Startup Act. The comprehensive proposal for new legislation is aimed at jump-starting our nation’s economy through more successful startups. The data supporting the purpose and contents of The Startup Act are compelling. But sometimes, a little visual helps too.

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The Importance of Intangibles
Ruhe Thom
9/26/2011
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Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.

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Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential
Ruhe Thom
9/30/2011
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Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.

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