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The Long Road to Crowdfunding
Jonathan Ortmans
10/28/2013
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Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved one step further in enlarging the pool of capital available to entrepreneurs when it unanimously voted to propose regulations to allow unaccredited U.S. investors to invest in startups and small businesses for equity, as set out in Title III of the JOBS Act. I took a look at reactions to this latest step and how it compares to a couple of other nations on a similar mission.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
10/28/2013
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The pace continues to quicken on Capitol Hill this week with a number of hearings relevant to entrepreneurial development and startups in general. USAID is in the discussion on the future of Egypt and Syria and how it can support broader development (and entrepreneurs) there. Other topics covered by hearings include: a review of the JOBS Act at a year and a half, improving the US patent system, broadband adoption in the US, cyber-security, basic energy research and PPACA implementation challenges.

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Dominique's Desk; Business model strategies
Christina Sherwood
10/24/2013
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Entrepreneurs need to be creative and innovative not only with their product or service, but also with how they think about their business model. In life science and digital health, understanding one's value proposition is key. But it’s not always obvious - especially considering to whom the value proposition is most compelling. For this exercise, I find Alex Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Canvas particularly helpful.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
10/24/2013
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See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship.

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Business Model Video Series Assists Startups with Growth
Annette Beck
10/24/2013
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Entrepreneurs often find it challenging to go from idea to a valid business model, which is essential for a business to get off the ground, let alone survive and grow.

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Business Model Video Series Assists Startups with Planning
Annette Beck
10/24/2013
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Entrepreneurs often find it challenging to go from idea to a valid business model, which is essential for a business to get off the ground, let alone survive and grow.

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7 trends of venture-backed healthcare startups
10/23/2013
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How fighting terrorism is like doing pharma research
Dan Emerson
10/23/2013
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After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the help of a Palo Alto-based startup, Palantir Technologies, to gather and analyze huge amounts of data to identify and understand terrorist groups and thwart their efforts.

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1MC: Building the Most Dynamic, Diverse Startup Community
Nate Olson
10/23/2013
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Last week marked an important milestone in the development of the 1 Million Cups program. For the last year, each city's weekly 1 Million Cups event has been run by our community organizers, a team of volunteer entrepreneurs. That's right people,VOLUNTEERS! Our community organizers are some of the most talented, creative, genuine, and collaborative entrepreneurs on the planet. In addition to being the thought leaders in grassroots entrepreneurship in their communities, they hold down day jobs working with or running startups. With all that brainpower at our disposal, we knew we had to get all of our community organizers together in Kansas City to plan for the future of 1 Million Cups as it continues to grow.

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Communication is a key to disruptive innovation
Ryan Amin
10/22/2013
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Innovation is often called "disruptive" in the healthcare industry, and the first step toward making that innovation successful is to get a product's targeted users to accept change. Founder of Fitzeal, Clifton Dawson, found a way to get people to use his product by focusing on a strong user support system.

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