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September 10, 2013   |   Vol. 5, Issue 354
Startup Hubs Don’t Spring Up Overnight
September 5, 2013 | BusinessWeek
There’s a seemingly endless fascination with the notion of startup hubs, particularly in smaller cities like Des Moines or Boulder, Colo., that aren’t always thought of as industrial centers. There’s good reason for the interest: A growing strain of economic research has highlighted the importance of fast-growth tech firms as engines of job creation.
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Foundation Paper; Kauffman's Perspective of The Truth about Tech Hubs

From the Ashes of Myspace to Silicon Start-ups Rise
September 7, 2013 | New York Times
It is hardly uncommon for founders and employees of successful companies to cash in their chips and go on to start other successful companies. More recently, the alumni of another Internet company — a social network based in California — have generated an impressive number of spinoffs. But what is notable about these spinoffs is that they have been generated not by a spectacular success, like PayPal or Facebook, but by a distant also-ran: Myspace.
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Angel Investors Sound Alarm on JOBS Act Rules
September 4, 2013 | San Diego Union Tribune
Tech Coast Angels, a Southern California group that invests in startup companies, is concerned that new securities rules could make it tougher for investors to fund early stage firms. Aimed at boosting the economy, the Jump-start Our Business Startups law relaxed some securities regulations regarding fundraising by private companies. But Tech Coast Angels thinks rules for implementing parts of the 2012 JOBS Act — aimed at protecting average consumers — will discourage wealthy, sophisticated investors from backing very young outfits.
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Angel Investor Network Protests Proposed Rule Changes

JOBS Act Rule May Hinder Fundraising

Immigrants from India Surging across Arizona Border
September 8, 2013 | Arizona Republic
Indians are part of a mysterious surge in migrants from the South Asian country showing up at the Arizona border without legal visas and then requesting asylum to remain permanently in the U.S. out of fear they may be persecuted if returned to their homeland. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Indians over the past year have asked for asylum.
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Las Vegas 'Old Down Town' Becomes Zappos Tech Center
September 9, 2013 | Las Vegas Review Journal
Just hours before hundreds of Zappos workers pour into the company’s new headquarters in 'old downtown' Las Vegas, Adam Ward was still fitting bricks into place in the lobby. The first 200 or so workers are slated to move in Monday. The building will accommodate as many as 2,000. In the case of Zappos the lifestyle, which is covered in great detail in Hsieh’s book, “Delivering Happiness,” aims to be irreverent and fun.
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Sequester Strains Science Researchers

With Tuition This Damn High Can MOOCs Save Us?

Entrepreneur from Louisville Proves to Be Prime Catch for St. Louis

Colorado Jobs Being Created at Faster Rate than in U.S.

Student Entrepreneurs Get Advice From the Startup Pros

Meet Choosatron, the Latest Minnesota Kickstarter Success Story

In Tennessee the Jobs Keep Coming, but Qualified Workers in Short Supply

Small Business Owners Watching SEC Rules Shift, Creating More Funding Options

San Francisco Launches Tech Incubator To Transform Governments

New Fund from Stanford & Stanford Hospital Will Invest in Entrepreneurial Graduates

New Jersey Firm Stands Up to Patent Trolls

Oregon Tech Adding Jobs, Boosting State Back from the Recession

The Cloud Era Begins for Enterprise Tech

Crowdfunding Hardware With a Helping Hand From GE

Kentucky Hemp Study Finds Limited Job, Profit Potential

Studies Take Early Look at Federal Health Law's Premiums

Shale Study Promises Huge Gains: 3.3 Million Jobs by '20

Japan Sees Stem Cell Research as Economic Boost

State Funding Drop in Recent Years Significantly Raises College Tuitions

New Office of Community Technology Transfer Helps Northeast Ohio Business

Arizona State Funding Diverted to Online Schools

Connecticut’s Quest to Be on ‘The Bioscience Map’ Progresses

Young Mormon Entrepreneur Builds Fashion Franchise

Las Vegas Business a Finalist for Crowdfunding Contest

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