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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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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on May 3, 2012
Are the Startup Jobs in Your State?

In this week’s Huffington Post, the “Top 13 States for Startup Hiring” were named, according to StartupHire. My home state of Ohio was on the list....did your state make the cut?

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on April 26, 2012
Policy Forum Blog on Angels' Confidence

Earlier this week, Mark Marich summarized angel investors’ confidence as reported by the 2011 Angel Market Analysis. Just how confident are they?

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on April 12, 2012
What the JOBS Act Means for Startup Capital

In Jonathan Ortmans' most recent post on the Policy Forum Blog, he breaks down what the JOBS Act means for entrepreneurial companies and their ability to raise capital.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on April 4, 2012
What Goes Global Grows Global

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an annual weeklong, worldwide series of events that educates literally millions of people about entrepreneurship and innovation. The Kauffman Foundation rounded up some GEW-related stats to see just how global this week truly is.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on March 30, 2012
The Ebb and Flow of Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Foundation has released its “Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity” for 2011. The numbers reveal a decline in the rate of new business creation in 2011 as compared to 2010, but don't be too quick to judge.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on March 27, 2012
How a City Created Its Entrepreneurial Advantage

Last week Jonathan Ortmans traveled to our neighbor to the North and toured one of Canada’s best cities for startups. In his latest blog he talks about what makes Waterloo so entrepreneurial and how it got there.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on March 7, 2012
Life Science Entrepreneurs: Apply for the Newest Kauffman Summit

For life science startups, the road to commercialization is typically much longer than that of other young companies that aren’t regulated by the FDA. So the Kauffman Foundation is doing something to help entrepreneurs address their challenges and get their innovations to market.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 29, 2012
eMed Blog on Top Tips for Pitching Investors

Looking for some tips for making a good pitch to investors? Stephanie Baum summarizes the consistent investor advice heard at a pitch session in Philadelphia in her latest eMed blog.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 24, 2012
A Bridge Over the Valley of Death

A new Kauffman Foundation report points to what might be a long-term bridge over the most difficult funding stage for startups—the 'Valley of Death.' In that timeframe, after entrepreneurs have exhausted friends, family, and personal credit and before they're ready for external funding, some startups struggle to raise enough capital to stay alive.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 10, 2012

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