From TechJounal South: A scant 1 percent of startups create 40 percent of all new jobs, according to a World Economic Forum study. The WEF suggests that governments who want to spark growth via entrepreneurship should find out what makes the top companies successful rather than trying to “replicate Silicon Valley.” The report, conducted in… Read more »
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Writing on his blog Startup Professional Musings, Martin Zwilling observes that, although every start-up is unique, certain common mistakes can lead to legal complications that jeopardize the long-term success of the business. Don’t be afraid to consult legal counsel if any of these raise qualms for you: Avoid these five legal traps for start-ups
From Tech Transfer Tactics: Writing on Both Sides of the Table, VC Mark Suster points out that “you manage what you measure.” Start-ups are constantly under pressure and have many distractions, so it’s invaluable to have a set of metrics that are key drivers of success. Make the goals widely available and share your most… Read more »
Vice President for Research Jorge José, the James H. Rudy Professor of Physics and Professor of Integrative and Cellular Physiology, IU School of Medicine, recently released the 2010 Annual Report on Research and Creative Activity at Indiana University. Read about the innovative break throughs from the IURTC this past year, starting on page 36.
Richard DiMarchi, the Linda & Jack Gill Chair in biomolecular sciences and professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington, is at the forefront of developing new life-altering medicines for treatment of diabetes. A former group vice president at Eli Lilly and Co., DiMarchi is widely known for his discovery… Read more »
From Technology Transfer Tactics: As the U.S. Congress moves closer to reforming a patent system that often has been perceived as an impediment to the innovation it is meant to inspire, many in America’s innovation community are worried that the reforms will only make matters worse. http://www.jsonline.com/business/118475979.html
From Chris Gay of the Wall Street Journal -It’s one thing to know what innovations are winning awards today, but what if you could know what will win in, say, five or 10 years What Might Innovation Award Winners Look Like in Five or 10 Years? – WSJ.com.
What does a cotton bracelet, a food tour in Washington D.C., and new kind of flooring have in common? They are products or services offered by three start-up companies whose owners started their companies with less than $150. They are also the subject of an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Start-Ups on a… Read more »
From the WSJ. China’s venture, growth and private equity investors are continuing to trade in their servers and silicon chips for plowshares. Tsing Capital’s $10 million investment in a Shanghai-based organic crop grower is the latest in a series of deals over the past two years to get venture capitalists’ boots dirty. Venture Capitalists… Read more »
What does a cotton bracelet, a food tour in Washington D.C., and new kind of flooring have in common? They are products or services offered by three start-up companies whose owners started their companies with less than $150. They are also the subject of a recent article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Start-Ups on… Read more »