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Ice House Entrepreneurs: Battling Hardship with Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
8/26/2011
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While policymakers scramble to make sense of the market volatility and rationalize our credit downgrade, many Americans have been left to fend for themselves. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a two-part learning project is designed to remind us of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide.

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Ice House Sketchbook Dispels Myths of Entrepreneurship
Thom Ruhe
11/22/2013
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The latest Kauffman Sketchbook illustrates how the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program develops the critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills that help any individual think like an entrepreneur.

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IdeaCrossing®
Ruhe Thom
7/25/2010
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IdeaCrossing is an Internet resource available to all individuals and organizations with an interest in supporting and promoting entrepreneurial activity.

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If at first you don’t succeed… you might be an entrepreneur.
Ruhe Thom
7/15/2009
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First calling entrepreneurs lazy, and now saying they’re failures, too?  We seem to be going down a dangerous path of late on this blog.  But the notion of “The Acceptance of Failure as a Spur to Innovation,” isn’t something of my creation – it’s...

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Innovation = Job Creation, it's a simple equation.
Ruhe Thom
7/31/2009
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We are currently narrowing a field of 30 applicants for 12 available Postdoctoral Researcher/Entrepreneurship Fellowships. The basic premise is that we are selecting a dozen incredibly bright folks from science, technology, engineering and medical fields, and we are going to help them accelerate their...

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Inspiration Leads to Innovation
Ruhe Thom
4/7/2010
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Last week I once again had the honor to attend the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and celebration gala that took place at the beautiful campus of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

It is hard to convey the incredible impact many...

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Interview with an Iconic Entrepreneur
Thom Ruhe
4/22/2013
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One of the greatest gifts of my job is the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs. A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to talk entrepreneurship with Barnett Helzberg, Jr., former CEO of Helzberg Diamonds. Turns out this iconic entrepreneur, who's sold a company to Warren Buffet, knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship.

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Introducing the Bipartisan Startup Act
Ruhe Thom
12/9/2011
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U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to jumpstart the economy by creating and growing new companies—and they backed it up with Kauffman data.

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Investing In College—Is It Worth It/$50K A Year?
Thom Ruhe
11/19/2012
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The once easy choice for many of going from high school to some form of accredited higher education is becoming less of a forgone conclusion simply because of the economics and by the entrance of for-profit schools of varying types; including alternative options to college altogether like the UnCollege movement and the Thiel Fellowship program. The entrance of these new players (entrepreneurs) will impact some traditional sources of higher education and certainly challenge our obedient consumer consensus that a ‘traditional’ education will best serve my progeny.

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It's Hip to Upcycle
Thom Ruhe
8/9/2012
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One of the genuinely rewarding parts of my job is working with entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Meet Andrew Sell, the founder of a startup that can make an environmental difference while earning a profit.

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