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Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential
Ruhe Thom
9/30/2011
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Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.

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Winners of EDAs i6 Challenge Visit Capitol Hill
Marich Mark
1/23/2012
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The last we heard from the i6 Challenge, the Economic Development Administration was looking for comments on the "X Prize-style" competition designed to help additional cities develop economic blueprints for the future. Last week, four of the six winners of the competition were featured at a hearing on Capitol Hill to provide members of Congress with a look at how federal funds are impacting regional economic growth.

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Will We See a Revolution in Energy Technology?
Marich Mark
4/22/2009
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Today the world celebrates Earth Day. This year, advocates of policies to contain climate change probably see hope in the increased federal funding for energy R&D coming from the stimulus bill and this year’s budget.  Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) and William B. Bonvillian (MIT) remind us...

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Why your innovation should complement rather than disrupt
Ryan Amin
11/12/2013
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Dr. Joshua Landy understands the importance of sharing medical experiences with other physicians. He wanted to take it a step further and make those experiences valuable to a greater range of healthcare professionals. Landy decided to launch Figure 1, hoping that it would change the way physicians worked day-to-day, and also make their daily work more accessible to their peers.

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Why you should understand groups outside of your target market
Ryan Amin
11/26/2013
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It is common for startups to focus on a specific group for the target market for their product, but developing an innovation that benefits the direct user as well as the indirect users can go a long way during an entrepreneur's journey.

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Why you should celebrate the small victories
Christina Sherwood
1/21/2014
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For the life science textile company PurThread Technologies, landing an exclusive deal to embed Eastman Kodak's antimicrobial agent into textiles was a major victory that deserved celebrating. But PurThread president and CEO Lisa T. Grimes has made sure the company also lauded smaller achievements along the way.

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Why you should celebrate the small victories
Christina Sherwood
1/21/2014
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For the life science textile company PurThread Technologies, landing an exclusive deal to embed Eastman Kodak's antimicrobial agent into textiles was a major victory that deserved celebrating. But PurThread president and CEO Lisa T. Grimes has made sure the company also lauded smaller achievements along the way.

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Why the first customer matters most: advice from a tech entrepreneur
Christina Sherwood
6/4/2013
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A technology entrepreneur and health researcher, Ian Eslick considered how to tap unusual revenue sources to build and sustain projects that would have value in the healthcare system. He came up with a solution in Vital Reactor, which keeps track of profit shares for people who contributed to a startup.

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Why talking to patients is important in developing your app
Ryan Amin
11/5/2013
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The founding team behind CyberDoctor wanted to make sure the product addressed a common need before launching it, and talking to patients was crucial to that.

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Why startups have to pitch attorneys like investors (video)
Chris Seper
3/14/2013
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Startups are not just a risk for investors. They are also a risk for the attorneys and other service providers that choose to work with them. That's because there's no guarantee an early-stage company will be around to pay a law firm for all the work it's done - let alone become a long-term customer.

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