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Definition: Bootstrapping
Christina Sherwood
3/12/2014
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Bootstrapping refers to sustaining a business through personal investment and without external help.

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Why healthcare entrepreneurs shouldn’t get caught up in features
Christina Sherwood
3/11/2014
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Hermes IQ is a healthcare IT company that creates software to manage clinical information. Like many other healthcare startups, regulatory strategy has been a major issue for the company.

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Out of Necessity: Coining 'Intrapreneurship'
Thom Ruhe
3/11/2014
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It was a thrill for me last summer when I had the chance to sit down with best-selling author, entrepreneur and teacher, Gifford Pinchot III. For someone like me who has been an entrepreneur and who now works at the foundation for entrepreneurs, to meet the legend who actually coined the term "intrapreneurship" was a real treat. During our visit, I had the chance to ask Gifford about the motivation that led to the publishing of his best-selling book, Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur, in 1985.

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What are the different tech accelerators vs. health tech accelerators?
Zen Chu
3/10/2014
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Accelerators are organizations that support entrepreneurs and their startups.

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Why Baby Boomers & Millennials Should Co-Found
Taylor Brown
3/10/2014
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Baby boomers are micromanagers, work hard, do not understand technology, are stubborn and want to destroy the planet. Millennials are lazy, entitled, tech savvy, want to save the world and don't know how to communicate in person. Although the generalizations of baby boomers and millennials vary, they do share one similar characteristic, they both share particular entrepreneurial characteristics. Millennials crave freedom and earning potential. Baby boomers have a desire to build something.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
3/10/2014
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on government support for tech-based innovation and entrepreneurs, patent trolls, the creative economy and a push for stronger patent rights for university faculty. 

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Latin American Startup Champions Gear for Moscow Gathering
Jonathan Ortmans
3/10/2014
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Of the nearly 4,000 delegates from 153 nations signed up for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) next week in Moscow, a large number are traveling from Latin America. The region’s startup ecosystems are now firmly part of the global entrepreneurship grid and with such strong delegations expected from cities like Medellín, Santiago and Buenos Aires, it is clear they don’t want there to be any doubt around the world about it. 

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Switzerland Once Again Tops Global Innovation Index
Mark Marich
3/10/2014
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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
3/10/2014
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Last week, President Obama's FY 2015 budget was a key focal point of congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. This week, the focus continues as Congressman Paul Ryan and the House Budget Committee take a look at the President's FY 2015 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals and the Joint Economic Committee reviews The Economic Report of the President 2014. In non-budget related hearings, the House Judiciary Commitee explores alternative solutions to an internet sales tax and the House Small Business Committee explores the rise of 3D printing and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: an upswing in small business manufacturing, innovative ideas to expand the middle class, modernizing the Freedom of Information Act and more. 

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What Do Entrepreneurs Really Want from a City?
Mark Marich
3/10/2014
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