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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

NYT: Should Entrepreneurs Minimize Credit Card Debt? A recent study by Robert Scott of Monmouth University found that “every $1,000 increase in credit card debt increases the probability a firm ...

The Friday Five: Great Books on Business and Innovation Every Friday, I serve up a list of five things worth knowing about -- and invite you to add more in the comments. This week, as we all take ...

Ask the readers: What makes a great entrepreneur? When you think of some of the most successful entrepreneurs on the web (Evan Williams, Jason Fried, Marc Andreessen, Caterina Fake, Elon Musk, ...

Moncton to host smart cities summit The first Intelligent Communities Summit will be hosted in Moncton from Oct. 5 to 7, the city and Atlantic Lottery Corp., the event's lead sponsor, announced ...

Finding and Funding African Innovators You’re not going to find the compelling African entrepreneurs while sitting in an office in the US or Europe. It’s only by spending significant time on the ...

PBN announces 2009 Innovation Awards PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News today announced the winners of the fourth annual Innovation Awards competition, sponsored by PBN in partnership with the ...

Moncton hosts Intelligent Communities Summit Moncton's IQ may go up this fall, with representatives of some of the world's smartest cities converging here to learn, teach and share some of their ...

Reflections on the Birth of the SBIR Program SBIR lost perhaps its greatest champion on August 25th with the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. Relatively few know how much he did to ensure the SBIR ...

Roundtables will help TechAmerica develop policy agenda ATLANTA - TechAmerica is concerned about venture, angel and seed capital drying up, especially in the Southeast. So says Maryann Fiala, the ...

Welcome to the first Intelligent Communities Summit! The Summit provides an exceptional opportunity for CEOs of corporations, mayors and senior municipal government officials, business leaders, ...

Innovation is alive and well in Canada Recession is a time for battening down the hatches, staying the course and avoiding unnecessary expenses -- right? Not according to Canada's entrepreneurs, ...

Govt and angel fund team up for tech sector A new investment partnership is looking to invest up to $8 million developing technology ventures emerging from life sciences, engineering and information ...

Is successful innovation just dumb luck? - SmartPlanet Robert Scoble, who celebrates innovation far and wide across the tech sector, got a chuckle out of a statement by Google CEO Eric Schmidt that ...

FT: Government under fire on venture capital The government’s record as a venture capital investor will come under fire on Wednesday as research says it has produced disappointing results in ...

Let’s work together to boost entrepreneurialism More than ever, entrepreneurship will continue to play an instrumental role as geographic regions and small businesses contend with today’s rocky ...

BW: Does the US Face an Innovation Crisis? Ever since the late 1950s the United States has suffered bouts of insecurity about its innovation lead. The Russians in space. The Japanese in industry ...

NYT: Venture Firm’s ‘Green’ Funds Top $1 Billion MENLO PARK, Calif. — Vinod Khosla, the prominent venture capitalist who has been investing hundreds of millions of his own dollars in green ...

5 milestones to reach before raising venture capital I meet lots of web entrepreneurs who tell me they want to raise venture capital. Most of these people are first time entrepreneurs and they just ...

Debate Swirls Around SBIR Program When Congress returns next week, reauthorizing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program will be one of the many decisions policymakers need to ...

Hope Is Not A Strategy for Venture Capital In the late 1980s and early 1990s, VC was viewed as a small, exotic and risky opportunity. During the tech boom of the late 1990s, VC was widely viewed as ...

Skoll Foundation Invests in Leading Social Entrepreneurs PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Skoll Foundation announced today second round investments in fifteen social ...

McKinsey Innovation Heat Map McKinsey has partnered with the World Economic Forum to create an “Innovation Heat Map,” by identifying factors that are common to successful innovation hubs. As ...

Exploring Innovation Clusters The OECD has a new publication exploring the challenges OECD countries now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build ...

What Tweaks Me… So I am just sitting here in the rain – actually I am in our house and it is raining outside – just thinking about a couple of things that really tweak me. Here is my current ...
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