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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.

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 ...

NYT: Op-Ed Contributors Stopping Start-Ups VARIOUS pieces of legislation now making their way through Congress would require private pools of investment capital to be registered with the Securities ...

CNN: Innovation: Getting beyond the breakthrough New research by the Deloitte Center for the Edge, part of tax and consulting firm Deloitte, paints an ominous picture: The return on assets for U.S. ...

Dividing equity between founders A friend asked me recently if I knew of any good guidelines for dividing up equity between founders, and specifically what to do in the case when a co-founder ...

Seed is the new Series A for VCs It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that VCs have, over the past few quarters, been reluctant to put term sheets down on new investments. Most venture folks ...

The Irish Economy: Blog Archive: Draft submission to Innovation The Innovation Task Force was appointed to advise the government on how to turn Ireland into an international innovation hub and to ...

Entrepreneurship as a Safety Net Is entrepreneurship the new safety net? In a viewpoint column this week, Chris Farrell suggests that corporate careers have become more uncertain than ever, and ...

Israeli Innovation The latest issue of the City Journal includes an article on the unmatched economic and scientific accomplishments achieved by Israel in its short history. The high-tech industry ...

Connecting the Developing World | RESON The GSMA reports that there are well over 4 billion cell phone subscriptions worldwide. Over 50% of the world’s population has a cell phone now. Think for a ...

French for Entrepreneur Could the French fondness for a single job for life be giving away to a new spirit of entrepreneurialism? The number of new private businesses launched in France is soaring. ...

Venture capital clocks in at €111m to June ALMOST €111 million in funding was raised by Irish firms in venture capital in the first half of the year, according to figures released by the Irish ...

Boston Innovation Culture 4 -- Equity Culture A few posts back I reported on work I’ve done comparing innovation in Boston and California. I argued that Silicon Valley beats Boston by a mile in ...

Govt committed to supporting R&D Ms Ayittey said this in a speech read on her behalf at the opening of the Fourth Biennial National Delegates' Conference of the Senior Staff Association of the ...

How To Start A Business From Your Dorm Room These are grim days for college students looking beyond the quad and into the job market. Some students are taking a proactive approach before graduating ...

SBA targets young entrepreneurs on new YouTube channel | WHYY News ... With millions of viewers logging onto YouTube throughout the world each day, individuals like British talent contestant Susan ...

A Final Ted Kennedy Innovation: A New Way To Use Twitter Today, with Ted Kennedy in repose, his family bears responsibility for a technological advance, one that, if replicated by others, will save ...

FCC votes to look at innovation in wireless industry The Federal Communications Commission decided unanimously on Thursday to review the state of "innovation" in the wireless industry, a move that ...
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