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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.

startup

Israel's life sciences industry has experienced a 81% growth over the past decade, with around 130 companies founded every year on average, according to a new report, though half of that number ceased to operate. Most of the industry’s employees are divided between its largest companies, meaning 65% of Israel-based life science companies employ 10 people or less.

 

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us map

While the average internet speed across the country has grown exponentially in the last few years, coming in at around 18.7 megabits per second according to “Akamai’s State of the Internet: Q1 2017 Report,” there are still large disparities between what many states have come to expect from their connectivity.

With speeds coming in at 28.1 megabits per second on average, Washington, D.C., has the fastest internet in the U.S., according to Akamai’s quarterly report, with Delaware coming in second with average speeds of 25.2Mbps.

 

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network

We’ve probably all been to at least one networking event, those initially promising but inevitably awkward meet-ups where most people arrive hoping to meet new contacts that can further their career — but end up stirring their drink in the corner of the room chatting with someone they already knew.

 

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund Raising Decks as a Link

I know you have your document sending tool to send your fund-raising deck to VCs and track who read your deck, which pages they read and how much time they spend on each page. I know that you can use an email system with this to track my open rate, whether I forwarded the email, the IP address where I read it, whether I was on a mobile device or a wired computer and you can tell who else read the document.

Image: https://bothsidesofthetable.com

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Jeff bezos

Heard the news? Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members now, a milestone CEO Jeff Bezos announced last month in his annual letter to shareholders. That missive includes another detail that’s received comparatively less attention: A program Amazon calls Career Choice, an initiative it launched in 2012, has now benefited more than 16,000 associates, according to the company.

 

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trends

This white paper takes an in depth look at trends in the pharmaceutical industry that are anticipated to make a significant impact on the sector in 2018. Industry professionals can leverage this information to make the course adjustments that will give their companies a competitive edge in the market.

 

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agenda

Europe has world-class research and a strong industrial base. But we must do better - much better - at turning that excellence into success. New megatrends, such as artificial intelligence and the circular economy, are going to bring profound changes to society and the economy. We need to act fast to be able to lead the new wave of innovation and set the standard for global competition

 

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NewImage

There's a common image of successful entrepreneurs in their early years: working out of a friend's basement, subsisting on a diet of ramen and pulling all-nighters until one day, just as they're about to exhaust their last resources, something turns. As romanticized as those success stories seem, there's a danger to perpetuating that image as the sole means to achieving our goals. I'm excited to share with you some realities of entrepreneurship as I've experienced them -- ramen optional.

 

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oklahoma

Oklahoman subscribers log in and go ad-FREE. Anybody who's ever heard me talk about building out Oklahoma's innovation economy has heard me say that capital begets capital and deal flow begets deal flow.

The challenge is that it takes a predictable continuum of investment capital to build a robust pipeline of startups, and it takes a robust pipeline of startups to attract capital.

 

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Vaksea from MARYLAND - Ed.

The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator in Des Moines announced on Thursday the five AgTech startups selected for the program’s 2018 cohort. The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is a mentor-led accelerator focused on AgTech innovations. The Accelerator is led by innovators and leaders in several areas of agriculture, and seeks startups ready to change the status quo.

Image: Megan Vollstedt, Executive Director for The Accelerator  

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nightscape

During one of the stops on the Amazon HQ2 roadshow, a team of officials visited Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina seeking to learn more about whether the area was a good fit for the sought-after $5 billion project. According to the Washington Post, one of the items on the agenda was House Bill 2, the 2016 “bathroom bill” decried by many tech companies.

 

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