Weekly Update, Issue 46, September 1, 2010

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Kauffman Foundation Joins Singularity University As Corporate Founder

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The Kauffman Foundation joins Google, Autodesk and ePlanet Ventures as a supporter of Singularity University (SU), the academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address "humanity's grand challenges." The partnership between Kauffman and Singularity will leverage the university's programs and Kauffman Foundation research and initiatives to support entrepreneurship and innovation focused on the "grand challenges," such as sustainable water, energy and poverty. Read more>>

New Orleans-based CEO Shares His Story


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Kenneth Purcell, founder and CEO of online airline ticket sales company iSeats, says the hardest thing about starting a company was learning all of what he refers to as the "non-core" elements like payroll processing and basic accounting. Purcell ultimately learned these elements could be outsourced, which he describes as a valuable lesson he could have benefited from earlier on in the launch of iSeats.  Watch his video>>

Do you outsource or handle all your accounting and booking in-house? Share your experience on BuildAStrongerAmerica.com>>

 

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Entrepreneurs by Industry

In 2009, the construction industry experienced the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of all major industry groups at 1.55%. The second-highest rate of entrepreneurial activity was in the services industry at 0.42%. Source: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity

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