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What makes a place entrepreneurial?

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Why do some locations — such as Silicon Valley — seem to have higher rates of entrepreneurship than others? Given the role start-ups often play in bringing forth new ideas, that's a question many people interested in economic development would like to know the answer to.

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Is it a good time to start a business?

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The economic news of the last few weeks has been grim. But things may not necessarily be so bad in the start-up sector. Opines venture capitalist Carl Weissman in a recent posting on Xconomy, "The investments that I am making...a

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Tough times for venture-backed IPOs

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The overall U.S. economy may have so far avoided recession, but things are not looking good for young technology companies hoping to go public in the U.S.  That, in turn, is worrisome for the outlook for technological innovation in the country.

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Crowdsourcing Success

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An interesting cover story in the June 2008 issue of Inc. magazine names a T-shirt company called Threadless "the most innovative small company in America."

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Technology Start-ups around the Globe

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It can be hard for fledgling technology entrepreneurs to get a chance to connect with potential investors — and fellow entepreneurs. To address that, a new network called the OpenCoffee Club encourages locals to organize drop-in meetings for those involved in the start-up scene in their city.

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Water as a Business Opportunity

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Looking for the next big opportunity in energy entrepeneurship and venture capital investing? Think water,  argues Bill Aulet, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, in an article on the Xconomy website.

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Open-Source Software Development

Open-source software development projects — Internet-based communities of software developers who voluntarily collaborate in order to develop software that they or their organizations need — have become an important economic and cultural phenomenon. Sourceforge.n

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