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Author: Marty Zwilling


Source: Startup Professionals Musings


Interest: If you really want to impress a startup founder as a potential employee, or you want to be a smart investor, you need to know the right questions to ask. These are the questions that get past the hype of a founder “vision to change the world,” and into the realm of real business strengths, weaknesses, and current health.


Link: http://blog.startupprofessionals.com/2013/12/8-key-questions-to-expect-in-investor.html

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Author: The Young Entrepreneur Council


Source: Small Business Trents


Interest: Maybe you haven’t had the earnings you projected you would this year. Maybe some key invoices are still unpaid and you’re getting panicky. Fear not — you’re not alone. To learn how to navigate a cash-flow slump, we asked 10 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following:


Link: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/12/10-strategies-surviving-cash-flow-slump.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-strategies-surviving-cash-flow-slump

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Author: Charlotte Hsu and Steve Schnepf


Source: UB News Center


Interest: BUFFALO, N.Y. — A temporary building on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus houses a humble-looking contraption that could serve as a spark for improving public transit everywhere: a full-scale replica of a 40-foot public bus, complete with a fare box, seats and wheelchair ramp.


Link: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/12/021.html

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Author: Scott Dance


Source: The Baltimore Sun


Interest: Northrop Grumman Corp. has signed on as a sponsor of DreamIt Health Baltimore, a business accelerator backed by Johns Hopkins University and BioHealth Innovation Inc.The accelerator gives startups $50,000 in seed funding, help gathering customers, and accounting and legal support, along with access to the expertise of the sponsors. Philadelphia-based accelerator DreamIt Ventures launched the incubator.


Link: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bs-bz-northrop-health-accelerator-20131216,0,1799436.story

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Author: WOUB Contributing Writer


Source: WOUB


Interest: The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Ohio University's Innovation Center $350,000 to help grow technology businesses in southeastern Ohio. In addition to supporting existing staff and entrepreneurship initiatives, the funding will allow the small business incubator to hire two new contract employees who can focus on customer service management and executive talent recruitment to further develop its two dozen startups.


Link: http://woub.org/2013/12/16/third-frontier-awards-ohio-universitys-innovation-center-350000

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Author: April Turley


Source: PR Newswire


Interest: The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) today announced the Top 100 Worldwide Universities granted U.S. patents in 2012. The list, based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, recognizes the important role patents play in university research.


Link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-academy-of-inventors-and-the-intellectual-property-owners-association-release-list-of-top-100-worldwide-universities-granted-us-patents-236010571.html

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Author: Andrea Gerlin


Source: Bloomberg


Interest: Today he is chief executive officer of Cell Medica Ltd., a U.K. biotechnology startup poised to tap into the fast-growing field of immune therapy, treatments that deploy the body’s natural defenses to fight disease.


Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-16/harvard-pre-med-turned-banker-plots-ipo-for-u-k-biotech.html

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Author: Charles Luzar


Source: CrowdFund Insider


Interest: Michigan entrepreneurs and crowdfunding advocates are celebrating momentous news out of the state yesterday.


Link: http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2013/12/28399-brief-michigan-crowdfunding-bill-unanimously-approved-senate-heads-back-house/

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Author: Dan Primack


Source: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/


Interest: The program in question is Investor Growth Capital, which has invested more than $3 billion into over 250 technology and healthcare companies since being founded in 1996. Most of that activity has been in the U.S., where its deals have include Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), MedImmune, Guavus and Rocket Lawyer.


Link: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/12/12/investor-ab-kills-off-u-s-venture-capital-program/

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Author: King & Spalding LLP


Source: http://www.metrocorpcounsel.com/


Interest: As the number of venture capital firms is diminishing and the amount of money being raised by venture firms is shrinking, we’re seeing many corporate investors coming into the venture market and making strategic investments. Many of the small companies we’re working with are increasingly taking money from large corporations rather than from the venture capital industry and many of our large clients are forming venture funds and investing in start-ups.


Link: http://www.metrocorpcounsel.com/articles/26645/corporations-new-player-venture-capital-world-start-ups

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Author: Ben Fidler


Source: http://www.xconomy.com/


Interest: Sia is the co-founder of Harlem Biospace, a new biotech incubator on 127th Street in Manhattan’s West Harlem. The incubator officially opened just a month ago, on Nov. 1, and Sia said it has already become profitable. Sia wouldn’t disclose just what the final revenue and profit figures are from the first six weeks of operation, but scientists from 16 local startups occupy 22 of its 24 workstations. Each workstation goes for a list price of $995 per month.


Link: http://www.xconomy.com/new-york/2013/12/13/sam-sias-ny-biotech-incubator-already-bustling-16-startups/

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Author: PRWEB.COM


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: Drexel University, the University City Science Center and DreamIt Ventures are on a mission to support innovators and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and have formed a strategic partnership that creates a hub for start-ups to test their wings and the capital that will support their continued growth.


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1636561

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Author: Techvibes


Source: Techvibes


Interest: Versant Ventures, a US-based life sciences venture capital firm, revealed today that it is expanding operations into Canada to invest in early-stage drug discovery programs. The firm hopes to establish new life science companies that can accelerate the commercialization of scientific research in Canada.


Link: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/us-venture-capital-firm-expands-operations-into-canada-2013-12-09

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Author: Encarnacion Pyle


Source: Toledo Blade


Interest: Ohio State University remains last among the Big Ten schools in generating income from its research despite increased efforts to turn more university discoveries into marketable products and ideas.


Link: http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2013/12/10/OSU-s-pricey-research-last-in-licensing-income.html

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Author: WPMI Local 15 News


Source: WPMI Local 15 News


Interest: A new facility at the University of South Alabama will now be a big help to start-up technology based businesses. It's called the "Coastal Innovation Hub." The incubator just opened a few weeks ago on the USA campus. It's already helping nine local businesses and entrepreneurs get off on the right foot.


Link: http://local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_usa-coastal-innovation-hub-helping-startup-businesses-6581.shtml

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Author: Rob Manch


Source: NBC 29 News


Interest: Two startup companies that began in the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business i.Lab Incubator are now celebrating their success.


Link: http://www.nbc29.com/story/24176748/uvas-ilab-incubator-spawns-successful-startups

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Author: Kansas City Star


Source: Kansas City Star


Interest: NEW ORLEANS — A state legislative committee has approved $350,000 in additional funding for the small-business incubator at Southern University at New Orleans.


Link: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/09/4680576/state-puts-more-money-into-incubator.html

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Author: Hasan Kamoonpuri


Source: Zawya


Interest: MUSCAT -- More than a dozen business incubators are slated to open in Oman shortly, giving assistance on all aspects of starting up and running a business and thus contributing to the next generation of homegrown startups.


Link: http://www.zawya.com/story/More_incubators_in_the_offing_for_business_startups-ZAWYA20131208055851/

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Author: JACOB GEIGER


Source: Richmond Times Dispatch


Interest: When David Simpson arrived at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996, the university’s technology transfer office suggested he meet Gary Bowlin, a biomedical engineer.


Link: http://www.timesdispatch.com/workitrichmond/news/vcu-advocating-entrepreneurship/article_b717afcd-0bd5-538b-aae8-c00af1c324c1.html

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Author: Fatima Hussein


Source: Daytona Beach News-Journal


Interest: The incubator, which is funded by Volusia County and run by the University of Central Florida, was created to help startup businesses become generators of jobs.


Link: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20131208/BUSINESS/131209548/1024?Title=60-jobs-created-and-counting-Volusia-County-funded-incubator-a-work-in-progress

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