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Carlos Pereira Creator of Livox – Wins Social Entrepreneur Award in Brazil (2016)

Carlos Pereira, the creator of Livox, was the winner of the 12th Edition of the Social Entrepreneur Award 2016. The competition is the largest of its kind in Latin American, and is a partnership between Folha and the Schwab Foundation, a sister entity to the World Economic Forum. Livox is an application that allows for communication by people with deficiencies

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National Venture Capital Association – PitchBook Venture Monitor (Q3 2016)

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Venture Investors – $15 Billion to More Than 1,800 Companies in Third Quarter The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and PitchBook recently launched the inaugural PitchBook Venture Monitor, a brand new quarterly report to serve as the definitive source of information on U.S. venture capital activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. According to the Venture Monitor, nearly 2,000 investors deployed close

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Fenwick – Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey (Q3 2016)

For more than four decades, Fenwick & West venture law firm has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation. The venture law firm analyzed the terms

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Angel Capital Association – Three Recent Exits Were All Luis Villalobos Award Winners

The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professional association for angel investors, recently announced that three recent winners of the association’s Luis Villalobos Award, have achieved milestone exits, all within one month. Since 2010, ACA’s active 13,000+ member angel investors have nominated the most innovative of the thousands of startups they fund for this award. Competition is stiff and

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NVCA Discussion – Changes Needed In Tax Code To Help Empower Entrepreneurs

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5719, the Empowering Employees Through Stock Ownership Act. “Most cash strapped startups dedicate their financial capital to developing and building new products and services, making stock options a critical tool to building strong teams,” said Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA.

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Atlas Launches Customizable “Map for The App World”

The Atlas founders are building what they call, “Google Maps for mobile applications.” They quietly launched their public beta in September to positive international feedback from targeted groups across Los Angeles, Bangalore, Barcelona, and as far as Yaounde, Cameroon. As a direct contrast to the broad, nationally curated top list system employed by Google Play and the Apple App Store,

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Enter the Funnel – Viewpoint of Incubators and Accelerators in South Africa

At the heart of pressure felt in Preferential Procurement is the demand for ‘Black’ owned Empowering Suppliers to provide goods and/or services, in very specific or specialised procurement categories, compared to those currently supplying such goods and/or services. This imbalance is not unique per sector, but is widespread across all business sectors in South Africa. To-date many ‘host organisations’ investing

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Tech Coast Angels – Finalists For Quick Pitch Competition 2016

Tech Coast Angels announced the top ten finalists selected from over 140 entries to compete at its popular, annual event The John G. Watson Quick Pitch competition scheduled for October 6, 2016 at Qualcomm Hall. Hosted by esteemed venture capitalist, Court Turner, the show’s innovative format pits the strongest 10 finalists in a live presentation to “pitch” a company to

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Free Guide To Exporting – Take Your Business Global

Today, it’s easier than ever for an entrepreneur, regardless of size, to sell goods and services across the globe. Small and medium-sized companies in the United States are exporting more than ever before. In 2013, more than 300,000 small and medium-sized U.S. companies exported to at least one international market—nearly 28 percent more than in 2005. In 2013, the value of goods and

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HBS Working Paper – Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Immigrant entrepreneurship is a topic of key policy interest but one with few facts. The authors construct a data platform using US Census Bureau administrative data to provide new statistics on the patterns of business formation by immigrant entrepreneurs and on the medium-term success of those businesses. Immigrants account for around a quarter of US entrepreneurs, and this share has

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