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Apr 30, 2014 — Inventing a new product is hard if you can't afford to build a prototype. Enter maker spaces, workshops boasting shared high-tech tools. Entrepreneurs love them, and big backers are taking notice.
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Feb 11, 2014 — In the heart of Spanish Harlem, women from Morocco to Mexico are finding a path to entrepreneurship at the incubator Hot Bread Kitchen. The non-profit has been hailed by President Clinton as scalable model for a training programs worldwide.
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Nov 29, 2013 — It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.
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Oct 25, 2013 — Tech startups aren't the only businesses incubated in Northern California. Since 2005, the nonprofit group La Cocina, Spanish for "kitchen," has been providing equipment, mentoring and access to capital to promising small food businesses in the Bay Area.
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Jun 7, 2013 — Entrepreneurs, investors and data geeks descended on Washington, D.C., in pursuit of better ways to make health information useful for consumers. They urged bureaucrats to set the health data free.
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Jul 9, 2012 — Entrepreneurs are just one part of the organic machine that is Silicon Valley. Replicating the Valley's success isn't possible without bringing all of the pieces together in a symbiotic system.
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Jul 2, 2012 — The evolution that started with cellular organisms continues in a new venue with the growth in complexity of electronic devices and networks.
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Aug 23, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, entrepreneurship in a bad economy, and columnist Cynthia Tucker leaves her post. In the second hour, Randall Kennedy on his book, The Persistence of the Color Line, and economics professor Viral Acharya argues for an end to tax deductions for mortgage interest.
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