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Uzbekistan's Post-Soviet Rebranding
Jonathan Ortmans
3/3/2014
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Turmoil in Ukraine prompted me to take a look at the entrepreneurial health of some other post-Soviet nations in the region. This week, we take a look at Uzbekistan.

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DC Tabbed As Best City for Female Entrepreneurs
Mark Marich
3/3/2014
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With 34.5% of businesses in the city owned by a woman, Washington, DC, is at the top of the list of U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. A new ranking by NerdWallet, a free tool to help consumers make decisions about their money, puts the nation's capital ahead of entrepreneurial meccas like San Francisco and Seattle. 

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Definition: Angel investor
Christina Sherwood
2/26/2014
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Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.

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Founders School: Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life
Wendy Torrance
2/26/2014
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When I read Meg Hirshberg's book "For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families" I knew instantly that I wanted Meg to join our slate of Founders School experts. The goal of Founders School is to provide entrepreneurs with crucial skills and knowledge, and to do so with an eye to topics that are important but rarely discussed in typical entrepreneurship education programs. The subject of Meg's book is just such a topic. We all know that entrepreneurs have to juggle a variety of considerations when founding a company: team building, assessment of product/market fit, intellectual property, and how to get that first important customer. What many entrepreneurs and, more importantly, their families, know is that there's a juggle on the family side of the equation as well, but it's one that many entrepreneurs may be reluctant to talk about.

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How to host a H@cking Medicine hackathon
Zen Chu
2/26/2014
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We'd like to see the H@cking Medicine mission -- connecting healthcare experts with outsiders to attack big problems and create noble businesses -- replicated on a large scale.

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How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape
Christina Sherwood
2/25/2014
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The goals of TalkSession -- to increase the accessibility of mental healthcare, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance -- were difficult to achieve on a national level, said the startup's co-founder and CEO Melissa Thompson.

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Brazilian Minster Says Starting Up Will Get Easier
Mark Marich
2/24/2014
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Called “Rede Sim” (Yes Network), Brazil is implementing an integrated system to fulfill regulations to open a business. The system will be operating starting June 2014, announced Minister for Micro and Small Enterprises Guilherme Afif Domingos.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
2/24/2014
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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 a new accelerator from Mastercard and Silicon Valley Bank, the digitization of American health care, the amazing abilities of 3D printers, crowdfunding in biotech and Daymond John's impact on entrepreneurship among minorities.

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Landrieu Moves On, Cantwell Moves In
Mark Marich
2/24/2014
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U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu recently moved on from her spot atop the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship—which she held since 2009—in order to take over the Energy & Natural Resources Committee. Taking her place is Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington. Cantwell is no stranger to the tech startup world, having spent five years (from 1995-1999) at RealNetworks in Seattle after a stint in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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The Next Chapter for America’s Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda
Jonathan Ortmans
2/24/2014
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With the economy finally gaining steam after four years of a stop-and-start recovery, the Kauffman Foundation kicked off its “America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative” at the fifth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address. The main output will be a New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda by early 2016.

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