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SunShot Catalyst – $1 Million Contest For Solar Entrepreneurs

                  The Department of Energy (DOE), SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that allows the public to rapidly create and develop products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace through prize challenges. The Catalyst Program consists of four contest steps backed by $1,000,000 in prizes. Entrepreneurs will

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What is an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur is a word borrowed from the French words entreprendre, “one who undertakes”—that is, a “manager.” In fact, the word entrepreneur was shaped probably from celui qui entreprend, which is loosely translated as “those who get things done.” In the early eighteenth century, a group of thinkers called the Physiocrats surfaced in France around a school of new economic theory.

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Angel Capital Association – Raising Capital From Angel Investors Online Workshop

ACA Angel Insights Presents: Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Capital from Angel Investors This exciting webinar features two top angel investors who will discuss the pitfalls and best practices around raising capital from professional angel investors. Whether you are raising money for the first time or have already got a few notches under your belt, this webinar will help

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US Federal Reserve Report – Understanding Demand for H-1B Visas

The H-1B visa program allows employers to hire guest workers in “specialty occupations” and allows these workers to apply for permanent residency while working on the temporary visa. Some immigration reform advocates argue for an increase in the number of H-1B visas to address a shortage of STEM labor and to allow businesses to compete globally for the “best and

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US Federal Reserve Paper – Is Small Business Lending Valuable to Banks?

The consolidation of individual U.S. bank charters has resulted in both a shrinkage in the number of banks and an increase in their average size. A well-known concern is the effect on the availability of credit to small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) that, being too small to efficiently access national credit markets directly, rely on financial intermediaries, especially banks. A

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What Do Entrepreneurs Need to Know About BitCoin?

The spectacular rise late last year in the price of Bitcoin, the dominant virtual currency, has attracted much public attention as well as scholarly interest. This policy report discusses how some features of Bitcoin, as designed and executed to date, have hampered its ability to perform the functions required of a fiat money––as a medium of exchange, unit of account,

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