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National Entrepreneur Day Message from the Commerce Department

Throughout our history, the unparalleled freedoms that we enjoy as Americans have fueled an entrepreneurial culture that has made us the global leader in introducing new technologies and new ideas into the marketplace.

With President Obama’s proclamation setting November 14 through November 20, 2010, as National Entrepreneurship Week, today we celebrate National Entrepreneurs' Day to honor our nation’s entrepreneurs and their role as catalysts for creating new industries, businesses and jobs.

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Thom Ruhe
on November 19, 2010
From the Icehouse to Your House

Next week will witness the launch of a new and engaging learning initiative known as the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program. Recognizing our nation’s need for greater economic participation at all levels of society, the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program captures and conveys the “mindset” of entrepreneurs who overcame adversity and are now helping lead our economic recovery.

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Thom Ruhe
on November 08, 2010
Our energy future requires commercialization education and mentors

Yesterday the Kauffman Foundation co-hosted the Southwest Energy Summit with both ASU (host location) and the leadership team of ARPA E. We had wonderful participation from industry leaders, experienced energy VC's and university academics...

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Lesa Mitchell
on October 20, 2010
Summer of 2010 Recap

Summer of 2010 recap: launching of this new website and another for our FastTrac program, the commissioning of Who Owns the Icehouse book and online learning program, an incredible visit to Dhaka Bangladesh...

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Thom Ruhe
on 10/1/2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 8/27/10

This week we opened up the dialogue by asking the community to weigh in on the question, Can entrepreneurship be taught? We received great responses from community members on this question. Overall members agreed that...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 27, 2010
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

We posted this weekend about an NPR article, Maybe Entrepreneurship Can be Taught? The article highlighted the results of a new Gallup poll which uncovered that 57% of Chinese and 51% of Americans said...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 24, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 8/20/10

During this week we covered how entrepreneurs in Youngstown, Ohio are bringing success and economic growth to their region by utilizing their local business incubator as well as...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 20, 2010
Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Teleconference

Thinking about applying for the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program? Don’t miss your chance to listen in on the final informational teleconference to learn more about the program and ask questions.

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Thom Ruhe
on August 17, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 8.13.10

This week we celebrated the launch of the new Entrepreneurship.org by highlighting all the new features the website has to offer including the new Resource Center, e360TV and Sandbox. We also introduced a new e360 blogger to the website, Lesa Mitchell, Vice President with the Kauffman Foundation. Lesa’s post, Turning Makers into Entrepreneurs, focused on the Maker Faire and Jules Pieri’s company focus on transforming makers into future entrepreneurs. As well as...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 16, 2010
Who Owns The Icehouse?

“Long before the word ‘entrepreneur’ became popular, the concept still existed.”

These are among the first words Mr. Clifton Taulbert uttered during our chance interview in April, 2008. During our interview, Mr. Taulbert described the entrepreneurial influence and life-lessons he learned from his Uncle Cleve (an unlikely entrepreneur who defied the odds as the owner of the icehouse in Glen Allan, Mississippi during the height of legal segregation.) Today, through a partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, that chance interview is being transformed into a two-part learning initiative designed to inspire and engage America’s youth in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide.

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Anonymous
on August 12, 2010

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