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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.

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Twenty years ago, in 1999, Amazon was a 5-year-old kindergartner startup navigating the early ecommerce market.

But that didn't stop CEO Jeff Bezos from dreaming big. At the time, Amazon had just started to expand its offerings beyond books. But Bezos was already painting outlandish visions of his customer-first website becoming the one-stop marketplace for everything.

Fast-forward to today, and Bezos is the richest man in the world, worth more than $141 billion.

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The Best College In Each State For Getting A Job 2019 Zippia

It’s that time of year again — when everyone takes the jump from college to the big leagues of the working world.

And while you’d hope that every college education nets you the opportunity to play for a team in the working world, the fact of the matter is that the college you went to has a big impact on your chances of getting a job. Some colleges offer majors and internships that help you fit right into a job after graduating, while others leave you in a jarring state of “what’s next”.

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An increasing number of individuals are venturing out on their own, eager to become the next Elon Musk or Michael Dubin. Early-stage startups rely on angel investors to help drive critical growth. An investment provides entrepreneurs with much-needed funds in exchange for equity and strategic relationships. In 2016, roughly 305,000 angels invested $24.6 billion in companies across the country. To better understand how to increase your chance of landing an angel investor, I sought insight from Jeremy Larner, an angel investor who has helped finance over 100 startups (including Dollar Shave Club and Postmates.com). Below are Larner’s tips.

 

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freelance

Skilled freelance workers have more options than ever. And as more organizations use the services of freelancers, it has become the norm. But freelancers can also choose where to work. And companies large and small now have a certain percentage of freelancers in their workforce. So where are freelancers making the most money?

 

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Caroline Castrillon

Just like parenthood, entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted. (Every entrepreneur will tell you that starting a company is the closest thing to having a baby.) It’s tough emotionally, physically and spiritually. Starting a business requires courage, confidence and a certain amount of risk-taking. That being said, there are many misconceptions preventing people from taking the leap. Now it’s time to set the record straight and debunk the five most common myths surrounding entrepreneurship.

 

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business woman

As the founder and CEO of Garnysh, a Silicon Valley-based fitness and technology company, I know a thing or two about surviving in business. And as a woman entrepreneur, I’m even more knowledgeable about the challenges female entrepreneurs face in that cutthroat world.

Here are what I consider to be three rules for business success that are easy to remember and can make a big difference in how you approach running your business.

 

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Deloitte is focusing a great deal on the Internet of Things, as we learned at LiveWorx 19 after speaking to Robert Schmid, the company’s chief IoT technologist — he helps client’s imaginations come to live.

Proof-of-value The consulting giant has moved beyond proof-of-concept with IoT and it’s now focusing on proof-of-value: a combination of strategy, operations and technology. “How can we bring this all together and what value can we deliver,” asked Schmid?

 

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bees

Every year since 2006, the University of Maryland's nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) conducts an annual survey to determine how many bee colonies were lost over the course of the year. The 2018–2019 survey asked 4,696 U.S. beekeepers to report how many colonies they lost, and the preliminary results of the survey suggest that things aren't looking so good.

 

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