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The surprising demographics of American technology entrepreneurs

American tech entrepreneurs aren't all 20-somethings from elite universities. A Kauffman Foundation survey of U.S.-born CEOs from 500 engineering and technology companies revealed that today's American tech entrepreneurs are middle aged, well educated in business or technical disciplines, and hold degrees from an assortment of universities.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 29, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Gender differences in life science patenting

In the life sciences, male academic scientists secure patents at more than twice the rate of their female colleagues, according to an analysis sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 22, 2013
Category:  Creation 
The importance of networks

In an essay for the Kauffman Foundation, business administration professor Toby Stuart described his research examining how the social and business networks in which would-be entrepreneurs and early-stage firms are immersed influence entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 15, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Who are user entrepreneurs?

"User entrepreneurs" have founded more than 46 percent of innovative startups that have lasted five years or more, even though the group only creates 10.7 percent of all U.S, startups.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 08, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
How the university technology transfer office fosters entrepreneurship

The report University Technology Transfer through Entrepreneurship: Faculty and Students in Spinoffs, examines students' roles in university startups and compares the functions and responsibilities of faculty, entrepreneurs, and students in moving innovations to market.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 01, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Six myths about venture capital

In a piece for the Harvard Business Review, Kauffman's director of private equity Diane Mulcahy debunked six VC myths to empower founders when negotiating for funding.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 25, 2013
Category:  Creation 
How -- and where -- to create a company that matters

Despite an economy in flux, the pace at which the United States produces $100 million companies has been stable over the past two decades, according to a new Kauffman paper. But the locations and sectors in which those companies are created are changing.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 18, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth 
What startups can learn from entrepreneurial communities

The Kauffman Foundation's new multimedia channel, ID8 Nation, spotlights entrepreneurial communities throughout the country. The first featured city, Pittsburgh, transformed its economy through entrepreneurship and now hosts a number of diverse startups.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 11, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
Free Kauffman ebook on immigrant entrepreneurs

Through July 22, the Kauffman Foundation is offering a free ebook on immigrant entrepreneurs -- and how current policies affect this important economic force.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 04, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
A tale of two entrepreneurs

Find out if your startup is an IDE or an SME -- and why it matters.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 27, 2013
Category:  Ideation