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The surprising demographics of American technology entrepreneurs
Christina Sherwood
8/29/2013
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American tech entrepreneurs aren't all 20-somethings from elite universities. A Kauffman Foundation survey of U.S.-born CEOs from 500 engineering and technology companies revealed that today's American tech entrepreneurs are middle aged, well educated in business or technical disciplines, and hold degrees from an assortment of universities.

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The right questions to ask about your company’s intellectual property
Christina Sherwood
10/31/2013
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Intellectual property is one of the toughest subjects for entrepreneurs to understand. From dealing with the tech transfer office to hiring an attorney to filing a provisional patent, IP is a common stumbling block for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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The key to raising funds from friends and family alone
Christina Sherwood
3/18/2014
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Blain Tomlinson, the CEO of Walkjoy, has vowed to largely eschew venture capital funding for his company.

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The Lost Word on the Economy
Ruhe Thom
4/23/2009
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While pundits, columnists, economists, and policy makers climb over mountains of financial data, looking for signs of recovery and politically convenient scapegoats upon which we can turn a distracting public focus of populist rage and class warfare, there is a quiet but steady vibration...

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The Importance of Intangibles
Ruhe Thom
9/26/2011
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Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.

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The Ebb and Flow of Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
3/27/2012
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The Kauffman Foundation has released its “Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity” for 2011. The numbers reveal a decline in the rate of new business creation in 2011 as compared to 2010, but don't be too quick to judge.

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The Ebb and Flow of Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
3/27/2012
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The Kauffman Foundation has released its “Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity” for 2011. The numbers reveal a decline in the rate of new business creation in 2011 as compared to 2010, but don't be too quick to judge.

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The 5 Best Mistakes We Made in 2013 (and How Were Learning From Them)
Nate Olson
1/15/2014
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With 1 Million Cups, as with any startup, our tendency is to put our best foot forward. We spend a lot of time talking about all of the great successes that we've had over the past year--and there have been many. But one of the things that makes our program special is that sense of having a safe space to share what you haven't done well and what you're struggling with on a day-to-day basis.

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Test Jan 14
1/14/2013
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Talking about BusinessWeek's "The Case for Optimism"
Ruhe Thom
8/27/2009
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Taking a look at the newsstand lately, it may seem as if the covers of major periodicals are not - pardon the pun - on the same page.  Only a week or two after Newsweek proclaimed "The Recession is Over," BusinessWeek has followed with "The...

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