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September 17, 2013   |   Vol. 5, Issue 35
Zappos Opens Doors to Staff Amid Cheers and Celebration
September 10, 2013 | Las Vegas Review Journal
The first wave of Zappos workers to occupy the company’s new headquarters in downtown Las Vegas showed up las week. The crowd of Zappos workers, local politicians and area business people were jammed into the plaza outside the old city hall council chambers.
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5 Ways Zappos Is Reshaping Downtown Las Vegas

Immigrants, Lacking Papers, Work Legally — as their Own Bosses
September 15, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
Savvy young immigrants discover the limited liability company as a way to work legally. Some even hire U.S. citizens. Although federal law prohibits employers from hiring someone residing in the country illegally, there is no law prohibiting such a person from starting a business or becoming an independent contractor.
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CB Insights, Silicon Valley Bank, Others See Rise in NY Investments

Roadmap to Startup Investment
September 15, 2013 | Cincinnati Enquirer
There is more investment capital available for start-ups than there are fundable startups to invest in. The key word is “fundable.” That means there is more than a 50 percent chance the startup business will meet its business plan milestones. Today’s sophisticated investors don’t invest in ideas, technology, business plans, hype or new paradigms. They do invest in a solution to a well-defined business problem that will generate revenue when executed by a highly motivated team possessing an “unfair advantage.”
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Science Helping to Create Greener Dairies
September 16, 2013 | St Paul Pioneer Press/AP
Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Corrals outdoors have equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure used as fertilizer.
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Kauffman Report: It Takes Decades to Build a Startup Hub
September 12, 2013 | Xconomy/Kauffman Foundation
The Kauffman Foundation caused a stir in economic-development circles last month with a report showing that high-tech startups are more evenly spread across the United States than many people assume. The argument goes on with plenty of room for disagreement.
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CB Insights, Silicon Valley Bank, Others See Rise in NY Investments

Entrepreneurship Indexes Are Highly Subjective and Shouldn’t Guide Policy

There's More to the Institutes for Discovery than Stem-cell Research

The Case for Teaching Entrepreneurship in High School

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The Internet Isn’t Making us Dumb. It’s Making us Angry

Maryland Startup Lands $1.2M Seed Round to Predict Government Decisions

Xconomy Is Looking for Detroit Innovation Champions

Utah Entrepreneur Vows Website Will “Bust Open” Health Care Prices

Food Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Triangle Markets to Remain Competitive

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Cleveland Biotech Accelerator BioMotiv Launches its First Company

Ohio Debates: Should JobsOhio Be Viewed as Public or Private?

Poll Finds Disapproval of ObamaCare Reaches New High

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