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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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The surprising demographics of American technology entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
8/29/2013
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American tech entrepreneurs aren't all 20-somethings from elite universities. A Kauffman Foundation survey of U.S.-born CEOs from 500 engineering and technology companies revealed that today's American tech entrepreneurs are middle aged, well educated in business or technical disciplines, and hold degrees from an assortment of universities.

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How the university technology transfer office fosters entrepreneurship
Christina Sherwood
8/1/2013
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The report University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs, examines students' roles in university startups and compares the functions and responsibilities of faculty, entrepreneurs, and students in moving innovations to market.

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Who are user entrepreneurs?
Christina Sherwood
8/8/2013
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"User entrepreneurs" have founded more than 46 percent of innovative startups that have lasted five years or more, even though the group only creates 10.7 percent of all U.S, startups.

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