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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

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.

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Student Entrepreneur Coffee Will Fuel Ideas at UN for Women's Entrepreneurship Day

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Nearly 100 pounds of Clarkson Entrepreneur Coffee will fuel the ideas of the participants in the inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations on November 19.

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Research Examines Whether It’s Possible to Be Addicted to Entrepreneurship

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Research by Alexander McKelvie, chair and associate professor in the department of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, and J. Michael Haynie, Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, examines why some entrepreneurs keep starting new businesses. Researchers looked at the underlying psychological processes that may motivate some entrepreneurs to repeatedly engage in new businesses, despite the possible risks to personal relationships and health. The paper, titled “Habitual Entrepreneurs: Possible Cases of Behavioral Addition?” was published in the Journal of Business Venturing. Co-author was April Spivack (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh).

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Student Inventors Get Boost to Commercialize Color 3-D Printing, iPhone App

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Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.

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Startups Should Seek Quality — Not Quantity — in Partnerships, Study Finds

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Helps Iowa State Researchers Launch Startup Companies

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The Biobased Foundry at the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State has helped nine startup companies. The foundry combines teaching and mentoring to help young researchers create technologies and that meet customer needs.

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Students on Front Line Taking Ideas From Concept to Market

Northern Michigan University students are gaining marketable skills helping real-world clients with innovative product ideas.

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Babson Graduate School’s New Design Zone 125 Supports Creative Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship

Babson College’s Graduate School has opened Design Zone 125, new classroom space designed to enable collaboration, creative thinking, and problem-solving.

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Shades of Independence: The Story of America’s Solopreneurs & Side-Giggers

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Independent work in America has developed into a mega trend, with 30 million now regularly working as independents, according to MBO Partners’ fourth annual State of Independence in America workforce study. The census and attitudinal survey offers a complete and nuanced picture of U.S. independent workers, with implications for the future of work.

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