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Entrepreneur Teams with Sandia Scientists to Bring Life-Saving Vaccines to Far Reaches of the World

With technical help from Sandia National Laboratories through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA), a Santa Fe entrepreneur has developed a solar thermal icemaker to cool high-performance shipping containers that safely transport and store temperature-sensitive vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. Thousands of the systems are now being used throughout the world.

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Edson Scholars Innovate the Future in Medicine, Public Health

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Two teams from Arizona State University are making scientific breakthroughs, developing ways to prevent fogging on surgical lenses and producing a tablet that will immediately test for contaminated water.

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Ursinus Students Could Discover the Next Big Idea in Entrepreneurial Competition

U-Innovate! awards prizes and mentorship to a winning student team in an initiative that encourages entrepreneurial mindsets for students in any major.

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How an Entrepreneurial Engineering Education Nurtured a Biotech Startup

Identify a real-world problem. Engineer a solution. And, if the solution works, figure out how it can be commercially viable. That’s what Michael Benchimol said he learned over 7 years of working in the laboratory of Sadik Esener, a professor in the departments of NanoEngineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. In Benchimol’s (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, ’12) case, it specifically means building a company to advance a targeted drug delivery platform that could make chemotherapy more effective and less toxic to the healthy tissue in the body.

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Military Times Places Whitman in Top 10 ‘Best for Vets’ Biz School Rankings

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The Martin J. Whitman School of Management has been ranked #6 by Military Times in its 2014 list of Best for Vets: Business Schools, the publication announced Monday, March 10.

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Vanishing Rural Banks Mean Small Businesses Must Hustle for Loans from Far-Off Banks

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Entrepreneurs and owners of small start-up businesses in rural areas must successfully pitch their ventures to “faraway, unknown banking officials” to survive, rather than relying on local lenders as in the past, according to a Baylor University study.

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Forgotten Entrepreneur Esther Howland Was “the Mother of the American Valentine”

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Mount Holyoke alumna Esther Howland (1847) created the first American Valentine's Day card, launching what is today a multi-billion-dollar industry.

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The 3 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs

Dr. Joseph C. Picken, a clinical professor who teaches entrepreneurship, tells students that they need three things to succeed: A great idea, fire in the belly and education.

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Babson Professor Shulman Launches “Entrepreneur” Fund With $120M Seed Capital

Babson College Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman is launching a new mutual fund that invests in “Entrepreneurial” companies. The new fund (ticker IMPAX), considered the first-of-its-kind, has been funded with over $120M in institutional capital.

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Philadelphia Surpasses U.S. Average in Rate of Global Innovation Connectedness

Philadelphia has reason to be proud: It outpaces the nation as a whole in terms of innovation connectedness. However, there is also some bad news: Philadelphia’s share of all U.S. innovative activity has dropped by half in 35 years.

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