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Six Things Your Startup Needs To Know About Crowdfunding
Cameron Cushman
8/26/2013
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On Aug. 27, we are welcoming Slava Rubin, the CEO of Indiegogo, one of the most-successful and most-recognized crowdfunding platforms, to the Kauffman Foundation. We expect a full crowd for this event, but we also will be showing his presentation entitled “How to Raise $1Million in 30 Days or Less” on a live stream that can be found here.

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Mapping Communities One Startup At A Time
Cameron Cushman
9/18/2013
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At the Kauffman Foundation, we recently announced a grant to a group that is trying to map and track where startups are around the world. The project--Startup Genome--is working "to build the most complete and accurate database of the world's startup communities, present it in useful, beautiful ways and provide tools and reports that community builders can use to gain insight into what's happening in their community. And make better decisions about how to grow it."

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Startup Scene: Mexico City
Cameron Cushman
10/8/2013
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When one thinks of Mexico City, startup companies would not normally be at the top of anyone's mind. But, I had the chance to spend a few hours with some of the local entrepreneurial organizers there last week and was very impressed with what I saw.

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Bringing Change to Washington, Through Attrition
Cushman Cameron
5/3/2010
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When Barack Obama was still a presidential candidate, he promised to change the way Washington worked. He was swept to power on this mantra of change accompanied by seemingly insurmountable majorities in both houses of Congress. But due to a multitude of factors, major membership...

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Entrepreneurs as Senate Candidates
Cushman Cameron
5/10/2010
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So who will fill these empty Senate seats? Will the American people choose the real job creators in our economy to get our country hiring again? I thought I’d profile a couple of candidates with backgrounds in innovative high-growth companies that are running for office...

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Running to Save California
Cushman Cameron
5/17/2010
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The race is on in California. Voters from the state that boasts the eighth largest economy in the world will go to the polls in November to decide who will succeed the embattled Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though California’s financial problems have been well-documented, two candidates...

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Why Don't Entrepreneurs Run For Office?
Cushman Cameron
5/24/2010
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In doing research for my most recent posts, I was reminded how few of our representatives come from entrepreneurial roots. In fact, almost 80 percent of the current United States Senate has been supported by the government (taxpayers) for their entire working lives. Lawyers make up 59 percent...

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A New Model for Development
Cushman Cameron
6/21/2010
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During the last week of May, the Kauffman Foundation and the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth hosted a conference that sought to help build functioning economies in countries recovering from conflict or disaster. This new form of economic development, called expeditionary...

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Entrepreneurship as a Campaign Issue
Cushman Cameron
6/18/2010
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As the United States gears up for the mid-term elections in November, it appears that entrepreneurship may be emerging as a campaign issue that candidates are embracing as a way to create jobs and bring America out of the Great Recession.

But before I tackle that...

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Stand Up and Be Counted
Cushman Cameron
6/1/2010
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By now, every American should be aware that the U.S. government is conducting its decennial census, as mandated by the Constitution. Since this only happens every ten years, every approach to counting the number of people living in the U.S. is completely different, especially with...

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