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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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Last week two new partnerships were formed between Maryland and the United Kingdom. Biohealth Innovation, a MD based public-private nonprofit focused on accelerating commercialization for biohealth, will be collaborating with Catalyze, an Amsterdam based company dedicated to bringing non-dilutive funding for biomedical innovations.

Another alliance was formed across the pond at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia as Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz and Sir John Peace, chairman of the Midlands Engine, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). These new partnerships speak to the collaborative approach Maryland is taking to continue to grow its life sciences industry and expand growth opportunities for the hundreds of Maryland-based companies.

 Image: Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schultz, Rich Bendis BHI CRO and Catalyze Commercial Director Quirein te Roller

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PHOENIX — The Code Conference, which concludes today (6/12) at The Phoenician, has emerged as one of the world’s premier tech industry gatherings.

It’s an invitation-only affair, but we’ve received a copy of the 2019 internet trends report from American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst Mary Meeker.


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Naval Goel

Becoming a successful business owner or let's say a well-known entrepreneur is a dream, everybody, work all their lives but have you ever thought if you really have it all that it takes to become what you desire?


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Tom Still

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The casual ‘trep attire is the same, the conversations about launching and growing young companies are similar, and the worries about raising money are frequently shared.

Parts of the startup and scale-up scene in Milwaukee, however, don’t much resemble the environment that has propelled Madison into being a hotspot for entrepreneurs. That’s more than OK.


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Since the opening of Alexandria LaunchLabs at the Alexandria Center for Life Science - NYC in June 2017, its member companies have collectively raised more than $300 million in financing, with two of its companies completing IPOs

PASADENA, Calif., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, today announced that it has strategically partnered with Columbia University to open Alexandria LaunchLabs®, the premier life science startup platform, at the university in the spring of 2020. Building upon the success of the flagship Alexandria LaunchLabs site at the Alexandria Center® for Life Science – New York City, Alexandria LaunchLabs @ Columbia will increasingly focus on promising life science startups emerging from Columbia and peer institutions, which serve as the greatest source of new company formation in the NYC life science ecosystem.


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While most of Wall Street focuses on large and mega cap stocks, as they provide a degree of safety and liquidity, many investors are limited in the number of shares they can buy. Often the biggest public companies, especially the technology giants, trade in the low-to-mid hundreds, all the way up to over $1,000 per share. At those steep prices, it’s pretty hard to get any decent share count leverage.


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Legendary analyst and investor Mary Meeker unveiled her 2019 Internet Trends Report on Tuesday at Vox Media's Code Conference.

The report, now in its 24th year, compiles and crunches data from a wide range of sources to provide insights into the biggest trends in digital. This year, Meeker focused on trends that have kept Silicon Valley and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. busy, such as the future of work, education, and immigration.

Image: Business Insider

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“Pivot” is a popular term in the start-up world. If their initial idea doesn’t work as planned, entrepreneurs are expected to be ready to pursue a Plan B. But what does it actually mean to pivot – and are entrepreneurs really as open to doing it as they say they are? In a new paper, Wharton management professor Jacqueline “Jax” Kirtley used a field study involving seven early stage firms in the energy and cleantech sector to take a closer look at how these strategic changes actually play out in the startup world. “What is a Pivot? Explaining When and How Entrepreneurial Firms Decide to Make Strategic Change and Pivot,” was co-authored with Siobhan O’Mahony, a professor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Kirtley recently talked with [email protected] about their findings. (Listen to the podcast using the player at the top of the page.)


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