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Over the next three weeks, a series of stories by McKinsey on Society’s Voices will explore how entrepreneurial thinking can help solve the world’s most complex societal challenges. Broken into three segments—one per week—the ‘Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries’ series starts by taking a look at a few entrepreneurs that are creating social value.
Members of the House are back on Capitol Hill following last week’s district work period and there are a number of hearings scheduled for the week ahead. Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers shares the economic outlook with the Joint Economic Committee while CBO director Douglas Elmendorf appears before the House Budget Committee. Other topics covered include: federal investments in research, science and technology; patent trolls; advanced manufacturing; wireless spectrum; PPACA and more.
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Douglas Crawford of QB3 moderated a therapeutics funding panel at a recent Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Crawford focused a majority of the discussion on pitch strategies with Allan May, Karl Handelsman and Jesus Soriano
Healthcare entrepreneurs who have hit the intellectual property speed bump can relate to the appropriately named session, "Reducing Drag: New Approaches to IP Negotiation and Technology Licensing," at the Partnering for Cures conference earlier this week in New York City.
Cities across the country are eager to build or strengthen their startup communities. They recognize that entrepreneurs thrive when they live in a supportive environment. And when entrepreneurs thrive, so do their local economies. It's a win-win.
Investors in bioscience are looking not just for financial returns, but societal returns over the long haul in a global economy. And that will take collaborative efforts and a crowdsourcing of expertise as well as capital.
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.
In a time when our world’s escalating environmental and social woes are weighing heavy on my mind, it was an uplifting change of pace to sit down with Gifford Pinchot III. Beyond being a best-selling author and the legend credited with coining the term intrapreneurship, Gifford is co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, an amazing school that has turned both education and entrepreneurship on its head by offering the first MBA in sustainable business.
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