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With Limited Resources, Stay Focused on Your Goal
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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Who can apply for an SBIR grant?
Christina Sherwood
1/20/2014
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Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) grants can be a key source of funding for early-stage entrepreneurs ahead of seeking out venture capital and other types of investors, who would take shares of the company away from the founder.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
1/20/2014
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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 developing entrepreneurial ecosystems, Bitcoin, the Series A crunch, state-sponsored VC and entrepreneurship trends for 2014. 

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How Are Your Children's Summer Camps Affecting Their Career Opportunities
Thom Ruhe
1/17/2014
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As a father of three, I vividly remember those chilly, early-summer mornings of packing bags, loading up the car, and waving a sad goodbye as my children began their latest adventure at the summer camp of choosing. And there were plenty of those mornings over the course of 18 years. There was volleyball camp, and Science Olympiad clinics, and lacrosse camp.

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How Your Children's Summer Camps Are Affecting Their Career Opportunities
Thom Ruhe
1/17/2014
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As a father of three, I vividly remember those chilly, early-summer mornings of packing bags, loading up the car, and waving a sad goodbye as my children began their latest adventure at the summer camp of choosing. And there were plenty of those mornings over the course of 18 years. There was volleyball camp, and Science Olympiad clinics, and lacrosse camp.

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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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How to find investors without pivoting from your mission
Christina Sherwood
1/14/2014
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Like many healthcare entrepreneurs with social missions at the center of their startups, Kinsa's founder and CEO Inder Singh was faced with the challenge of finding investors without pivoting from his company's central goal.

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Lessons in Entrepreneurial Cities from India
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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Last week, Jonathan Ortmans predicted that 2014 will see cities take the center stage in entrepreneurship policymaking. So we thought we should take an occasional look at how this trend is taking shape overseas -- starting with a new paper from the World Bank on India. 

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SEC Seeking Input on Creation of Equity-Based Crowdfunding
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for feedback from entrepreneurs and small business owners on a proposed rule to implement equity-based crowdfunding as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. 

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Stanford Professor Wins Kauffman Prize Medal for Entrepreneurship
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, was awarded the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship for his exploration of management practices, firm organization, innovation and technology and uncertainty. 

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