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New Team Member Tackles Kansas City Portfolio
Nathan Kurtz
9/23/2013
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Hi, I'm Nathan Kurtz, and I'm really excited to join the Entrepreneurship team this month at the Kauffman Foundation. There are a few questions I love asking new people I meet. It allows me to understand a little bit about who she/he is as a person. By way of introduction, here are a couple of those questions, with my answers.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
9/23/2013
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.

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Ecosystem Physics - Lessons from Egypt
Jonathan Ortmans
9/23/2013
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With all the chatter around the Middle East, we welcome a guest post from Mike Ducker. Over the last two years, he has been the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) in Egypt, a project funded by USAID and centered on starting, growing and facilitating financing for Egyptian entrepreneurs. His observations show once more the remarkable similarities around the world in terms of how to support startups.

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Jobs Act Crowdfunding Measure Goes into Effect Today
Jonathan Ortmans
9/23/2013
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Today marks a new era in entrepreneurial finance as the measure in the 2012 JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups Act) allowing “emerging growth” companies to ask accredited investors for equity investments publicly (e.g., through social media) without having to register the shares for public trading goes into effect.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
9/23/2013
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If you Google 'government shutdown' and 'Congress' you should get a pretty fair picture of what the focal point is this week on Capitol Hill. Last week the Joint Economic Committee held a hearing called "The Economic Costs of Debt-Ceiling Brinkmanship." This week, the Senate Budget Committee explores a similar topic in "The Impact of Political Uncertainty on Jobs & the Economy." Meanwhile on the House side, Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf is scheduled to appear before the Budget Committee on the CBO's long-term outlook.

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eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
Ryan Amin
9/20/2013
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See who made eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week

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How to test the strength of your business model
Ryan Amin
9/19/2013
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Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder led a business model discussion at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

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7 strategies to protect intellectual property for medical devices
9/18/2013
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Mapping Communities One Startup At A Time
Cameron Cushman
9/18/2013
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At the Kauffman Foundation, we recently announced a grant to a group that is trying to map and track where startups are around the world. The project--Startup Genome--is working "to build the most complete and accurate database of the world's startup communities, present it in useful, beautiful ways and provide tools and reports that community builders can use to gain insight into what's happening in their community. And make better decisions about how to grow it."

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Getting consumers to use your mobile app
Ryan Amin
9/17/2013
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Getting consumers to use a mobile app to play games or communicate through social media is one thing. Getting them to use a healthcare-related app is another.

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