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July 8, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 27
7 Crowdfunding Tips Proven To Raise Funding
July 4, 2014 | Forbes
This post on crowdfunding success tips answers the following questions for people or businesses thinking about using crowdfunding to raise funding: “What are the common elements behind wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns?” “Which platform is the best fit for my business or project?” “What should I offer funders or investors?”
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Will Equity Crowdfunding Draw a Crowd?

Michigan Creates Crowdfunding Program for ‘Placemaking Projects’

Equity Crowdfunding Is in Need of Leadership

D.C. Regulators Ready Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Tumml Offers Help to Tech Firms Solving Urban Challenges
July 2, 2014 | San Francisco Chronicle
At a time when "techie" has morphed into a pejorative in San Francisco, startup incubator Tumml concentrates on tech companies that aim to improve city living. "Our companies inhabit the niche of tech for good," said Tumml CEO Clara Brenner, who co-founded Tumml with her MIT Sloan business school classmate Julie Lein.
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How University of Chicago Is Breaking the 'Tech Support' Mold
July 3, 2014 | Chicago Tribune
Some people still have a simple view of IT Services: They fix things. They hook things up. They switch things on and off. But it’s not quite so at the University of Chicago, where IT folks take a more active view of tech support at the bustling intersection of research, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.
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Fracking Nearly Doubles Natural-gas Production in Ohio
July 3, 2014 | Columbus Dispatch
New fracking wells spread rapidly throughout the Utica shale in eastern Ohio last year, increasing the state’s natural-gas production to historic highs, state officials said. Natural-gas production increased by 97 percent in 2013 from 2012 numbers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer said yesterday during a presentation at Stark State College.
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Court Ruling a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Foes of Fracking?

Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades

Aggressive Tactic on the Fracking Front

How One Developer School Is 'Engineering Empathy'
July 2, 2014 | Chicago Tribune
Gone are the days of the lone coding genius, says Chicago-based Web developer Jen Myers. Instead of isolating their technical talent, she said, companies and the industry need to integrate engineers who can work in teams and employ empathy to build better products.
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Why More Start-Ups Are Sharing Ideas Without Legal Protection

Study: STEM Jobs Getting Tougher to Fill

California Stem Cell Researchers Pressured to Produce

Silicon Valley Pins Hopes on Obama for Immigration Win

Startup World in an All Out Blitz

Small Business Hiring Surges at Fast Pace

The Accelerators: Keep Startup Partnerships Mutually Beneficial

Iowa Fund Makes First Investment

IncWell Invests in Seattle Digital Marketing Startup Inside Social

Reno Rolls the Dice on High-Tech

Tim Draper, Winner of Bitcoin Auction, Plans to Expand Currency’s Use

One Week, 3,000 Product Ideas

Entrepreneur Skepticism of State's New Tool for Raising Capital

Billion Dollar Deal Boosts Nashville Tech Reputation

For-profit Corinthian Colleges to Sell 85 Schools, Close 12 Others

Three Boston VC Firms with $1.6B in Funds to Invest

Bioscience Field Grows in Ohio

Is America in Decline?

Is Silicon Valley Funding the Wrong Stuff?

Innovation Hub: The American Economy Is in Better Shape Than Ever

Charlotte Entrepreneur with Finger on the Pulse Creates Industry Program

Raleigh Looks to Restart Business Incubator

Michigan Start-ups Look 'Shark Tank'-style Pitch Contests

Michigan Governor's Non-Profit Uses Inflated Job Numbers While Seeking Public Money

'Red Ocean Market': VCs Wary of Investing in App Companies

VC Tim Draper Is Sole Winner of the U.S. Bitcoin Auction

Madison Chamber Hopes it Can Boost Silicon Valley-Madison VC Deals

Triangle Initiatives Encourage Female Entrepreneurship

Common Core Test Anxiety

In Venture Capital, Birds of a Feather Lose Money Together

How the Hobby Lobby Ruling Impacts Small Business

Lake Michigan Water Level on Rise After Years of Decline

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