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State of Entrepreneurship Address: Fostering a Faster-Growing Entrepreneurial Economy
Mark Marich
2/10/2014
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For the past four years, the Kauffman Foundation has held a State of Entrepreneurship Address . This week, the fifth annual address is streaming live from the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Kauffman President and CEO Tom McDonnell will present the state of entrepreneurship in America and kick off the Foundation's "America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda," which will highlight recommendations for more prosperity.

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How Co-Working Spaces Lost Their Buzz
Amanda Schnieders
2/6/2014
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There's been a growing resurgence of working areas of long tables with copious amounts of white boards. They call them co-working spaces. Since the coining of the phrase in early 2000s, they've grown into warehouse size places with cubical conference rooms and modern furniture, becoming a hip thing for entrepreneurial ecosystems and startups across the globe. But recently, I've come to a realization: Co-working spaces are lame.

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Definition: Venture capital
Christina Sherwood
2/5/2014
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Venture capital is an important type of financing for early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs and high-growth startups.

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Why healthcare entrepreneurs need multiple champions
Christina Sherwood
2/4/2014
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One of the toughest challenges for healthcare entrepreneurs can be the roadblocks they face from their potential customers: healthcare providers. The SwipeSense team learned to expedite the process by finding a number of champions within a healthcare institution.

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What do healthcare accelerators and incubators do?
Christina Sherwood
2/3/2014
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Healthcare accelerators and incubators are organizations that support healthcare entrepreneurs and their startups.

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How Can Governments Help Entrepreneurs?
Mark Marich
2/3/2014
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Are governments wasting their time and money with all of their efforts to promote entrepreneurial growth in their communities and countries? Not quite, but they could certainly be spending their resources more wisely. A new report from the Kauffman Foundation argues “despite billions of dollars in government research expenditures, the presence of research universities and patents are not associated with higher rates of entrepreneurship” and “the public sector can affect few significant factors to encourage entrepreneurship.”

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
2/3/2014
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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 the role of universities in new business starts, entrepreneurial ecosystems enhancing economic diversification, knowing when to accept venture capital and growing confidence from venture capitalists.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
2/3/2014
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Starting Up Africa
Jonathan Ortmans
2/3/2014
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While startup cities are just emerging, there are smart and sophisticated steps being taken to develop healthy entrepreneurial ecosystems across the African continent. I take a look at one such collaboration, LIONS@FRICA, that promises to set a new example of how the willing can better help in Africa.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
2/3/2014
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Tuesday is a busy day for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. First, the committee will examine the challenges and advantages of an increasing number of seniors engaging in entrepreneurial activity. It will also conduct a nomination hearing for Maria Contreras-Sweet, President Obama’s pick to head the Small Business Administration. Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on the Budget will be reviewing the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report — The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014-2024.  Other topics covered by hearings this week include: the rapid growth of wireless technology and the Internet of Things, regulatory burdens, open science and innovation at the EPA, monetary policy and the minimum wage.

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