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Brookings Report – Startup Accelerator Programs in the United States

Richard Florida writing for asks, “How Do Startup Accelerators Help Cities?” and since accelerators are growing rapidly across the U.S., “But does that mean governments should get involved?” Cities have long sought to bolster their innovative and entrepreneurial capacities. In an effort to spur startup activity, many U.S. urban areas have developed tech centers and innovation districts, lured venture

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Doing Business in Brazil – Understanding The Retail Sector in the Digital Age

Even as political turmoil, the Zika virus, and the Summer Olympics make headlines, Brazil still stands as one of the world’s largest economies, and one of the most important trading partners for the United States. In our capacity with the U.S. Commercial Service, we recently attended the sixth annual Brazilian Retail Week, held June 27-30 in São Paulo. We had

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Latin American Venture Capital Association Launches News Platform

In partnership with Telefonica Open Future_ the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) launches a News Platform that covers breaking deals, investor perspectives, research, and other curated news from the Latin American venture ecosystem. Venture investors have deployed over US$2.1 billion in Latin America since 2011, increasing deal activity year-on-year, according to LAVCA’s Latin America Venture Capital

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Penn State Entrepreneurship Faculty Getting Ready For New School Year To Begin

More than 40 faculty and staff members from eight colleges and four campuses came together Aug. 16-17 at University Park for the fourth annual ENTI Minor Faculty and Friends Summer Gathering. ENTI is Penn State’s Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The retreat featured a keynote address, panel discussions, and workshops aimed at supporting Penn State’s growing interdisciplinary community of

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2016 1H)


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they  have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in the first half of 2016, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general.

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Establishing Your Barriers to Entry – Defending Your Castle


As you prepare your value map, consider how you can create an antibiotic against harmful organisms. Antibiotics have long existed in the biological world before Alexander Fleming’s work on penicillin in 1928. They are chemicals produced by one microorganism in order to prevent another organism from competing against it. Building a castle is difficult. Defending and maintaining it is harder

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UN Global Entrepreneurs Council Visits Entrepreneurs in Jordan

The United Nations Foundation in collaboration with UNDP, United Nations Development Programme, organized the Entrepreneurs workshop for the Global Entrepreneurs Council as part of their educational tour in Jordan. Entrepreneurs at varying stages of development were brought together with various actors from across the country to generate innovative ideas for strengthening the Jordanian entrepreneur eco-system, through discussing strategic and operational

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Mahnke Labs Introduces New Backpack with Solar Panel To Recharge Mobile Phone

  The Omnipack, is an All-in-one Backpack, that contains front and tail lights, phone charger (USB output), and a solar panel to recharge the pack. With the Omnipack, there is no more hassle to carrying multiple cables to charge different devices. The Omnipack is the start of a revolution for backpacks. A classic design mixed with leather, waterproof nylon, USB

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San Diego Venture Summit  – Meet Venture Capitalists In Southern California

Venture Summit is the largest annual gathering of VCs in Southern California! This year at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront 600+ people will gather to meet 40+ Cool Companies, and hear speakers from top tier venture funds from Jackson Square Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Maveron, ElevenTwo, Revolution Ventures, Mercury Fund, Emergence Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and Mithril. WHEN: September 8, 2016

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