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Study Finds Summer Entrepreneurship Programs Have Benefits Beyond Business Skills

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New York University researchers evaluated the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) 2014 summer entrepreneurship programs, designed to introduce teenage students to the concepts of entrepreneurship while developing their academic and life skills.

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Long Live the CD? UW Grads’ Business Brings Disc Collections to the Cloud

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Is there a life for compact discs in the age of the cloud? No, and yes, is the answer from Murfie, a Madison business founded by two UW-Madison alumni that is now in its fourth year of operation. No: It’s a hassle to juggle discs. Yes: Ownership of the disc gives you the right to play its music through a cloud-connected device in your car, home, office or pocket. Murfie’s business is encoding music from customers’ CDs onto its hard drives, and then playing them through any device a customer owns.

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WashU Launches New Tool to Speed Up Tech Commercialization

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Washington University in St. Louis is launching the Quick Start License, a new tool that helps clear the path for faculty and staff to launch startup companies and accelerate the pace of bringing innovations to the marketplace.

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Immigration, Taxes, National Security, Jobs and the Economy: Experts Needed on Obama's State of the Union Tuesday

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Three University of Utah Spin-Offs to Exhibit Technologies at Prestigious Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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Three products created by U students will be featured at the 2015 International CES, the world’s largest and best-known technology trade show scheduled for Jan. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas. The U’s notable showing at CES reflects its expanding place in developing industry-leading electronics technologies, and its dedication to developing inventions with practical applications.

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U.Va. Darden School Survey Shows U.Va. Entrepreneurs’ Significant Impact on Economy

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An in-depth survey of the University of Virginia’s entrepreneurial alumni details their dramatic impact on the international, national and Virginia economies.

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Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor

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A technology developed at North Dakota State University, Fargo, creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of soil and crop conditions which could provide opportunities for greater yields. The technology also has led to a new start-up company. The c2sensor corp., based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, has concluded a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation (NDSU/RF) for the precision agriculture technology.

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University of Utah Students Create “Coziest Pants in the World”

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A pair of University of Utah students has launched a line of uniquely designed pants — dubbed Sakpants — through a university-sponsored entrepreneurship program and completing a crowdsource funding campaign to raise capital for their business endeavor.

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Entrepreneurs to Venture Capitalists: Don’t Be a Scrooge

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A recently published study of more than 550 decisions and responses from 144 experienced entrepreneurs reveals that “knowledge of explicit ethical or unethical behavior (by venture capitalists) profoundly shapes the entrepreneurs’ willingness to partner.”

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Not All Entrepreneurs Are Corporate Rebels, Study Finds

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In many cases, entrepreneurs aren’t corporate misfits, but just the opposite, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.