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University of Alabama Receives Grant To Research Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

The University of Alabama was awarded a $100,000 grant to support research to understand the factors leading to the successes and failures of businesses that went public in 1996, the largest initial public stock offering class on record. The grant will fund research surrounding the “IPO Class of 1996” over the last 20 years and will be conducted by Dr.

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NextVR and FOX Sports – Broadcasting Bundesliga Opening Match Live in Virtual Reality

The 54th season of the Bundesliga, Germany’s premier football competition will be broadcast live from Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany Continuing its partnership with FOX Sports, NextVR, a global innovator in live virtual reality broadcast technology, will present the opening match of the 2016/2017 Bundesliga season in live virtual reality. Kicking off the start of Germany’s primary football competition on

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SBA and Grameen America – Providing Microloans for Entrepreneurs

Innovative microloan partnership to deliver $2.5 million in transformative loans to underserved communities In the United States, nearly 1 in 7 people live in poverty. The federal government defines poverty as a family of four living on $23,500 or less. Many of these families work hard to make ends meet, often employed at unpredictable minimum wage jobs. Even working full-time

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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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