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Thom Ruhe

For Better or Worse: Advice for the Entrepreneurial Spouse

I recently read an article on Forbes.com about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur’s spouse or significant other. It brought me back to my own entrepreneurial endeavors and reminded me of a few coping mechanisms my wife of now 23 years and I picked up along the way.

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Thom Ruhe
on August 20, 2012
It's Hip to Upcycle

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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Thom Ruhe
on August 9, 2012
eMed Blog: Tips for Entrepreneurs Working with Universities

Like many entrepreneurs, those in the life science space are partnering with universities to bring new products to market. Read some of Dan Emerson's tips for entrepreneurs on working with universities.

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Thom Ruhe
on August 1, 2012
Dispelling the Myth of the Zuckerberg Entrepreneur

When you hear the word entrepreneur, what kind of image does your mind conjure up? If it’s a Mark Zuckerberg look-a-like pouring out HTML code in an Ivy League dorm room, you’re probably not alone. But you’re not exactly picturing the masses.

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Thom Ruhe
on July 12, 2012
How Many Cups to Launch?

When I was a wee lad in the ancient times of the 1970s, I remember an old commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops that asked how many licks it takes to get to the center of their delicious lollipops. At the Foundation we are posing a similar question with a modern, caffeinated, twist and applying it to a slightly more constructive purpose.

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Thom Ruhe
on June 27, 2012
Look Who's Supporting Startup Act 2.0

With his ever-watchful eye on the latest policy news affecting entrepreneurship, Mark Marich has rounded up the most recent Startup Act 2.0 endorsements. Among those supporters is tech giant Google.

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Thom Ruhe
on June 26, 2012
Policy Forum Blog on Reforming Higher Education

On the heels of the Kauffman Foundation's $1 million grant to Lorain County Community College to take its successful model for funding startups national, the Foundation released papers from last year's Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Retreat.

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Thom Ruhe
on June 14, 2012
A Model for Community College Entrepreneurship Takes the National Stage

Yesterday, the Kauffman Foundation announced a $1 million grant to Lorain County Community College to replicate its Innovation Fund model, which connects entrepreneurs to mentorship, education and capital, on a national scale.

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Thom Ruhe
on June 1, 2012
IPOs Going Going Gone?

As analysts debate over Facebook’s “failure” of an Initial Public Offering, one thing has been made clear through some recently released Kauffman Foundation research: America’s slump in IPOs does not bode well for our nation’s job creation or economic growth.

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Thom Ruhe
on May 22, 2012
Great Way to Spend a Weekend

Startup Weekends are incredible. Hear from those who were at Startup Weekend Kansas City, including yours truly, as we talk about the power in this event and how it’s catalyzing entrepreneurship everywhere.

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Thom Ruhe
on May 3, 2012

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