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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

baltimore

On an afternoon in early February, Richard May, the head of a new Baltimore nonprofit, stands braced against the wind and sketches out a vision for West Baltimore. It begins here, on a blighted section of North Avenue not far from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where a graveyard of a public housing project, unoccupied for almost two years, is currently being torn down.

 

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DEEP PATEL

President Trump and the recent election cycle made U.S. relations with Mexico and Latin America a pivotal subject and has led to polarized opinions on whether the U.S. should put itself first and ignore other nations’ needs. International speaker and writer Brian Rashid thinks it’s more important than ever to unite, rather than divide, the Americas.

 

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alarm clock

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. We like to do things our way and are known for our almost obsessive attraction to habits. But, there’s a good reason for that. Habits help us achieve our goals, keep us motivated, eliminates wasted time, and improve our lives altogether.

Arguably, the most important habit for an entrepreneur is their morning routine. After all, if you start your day off on the wrong foot, how productive, motivated, and focused are you going to be for the rest of the day?

 

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stocks

Thanks to the JOBS Act, the average investor can get a stake in early-stage startup businesses. We're less than a year into this "new world," but that doesn't mean the space is staying static. 

In this clip from Industry Focus: Tech, Motley Fool analyst Dylan Lewis interviews Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin and MicroVentures founder and CEO Bill Clark about potential changes they see coming for equity crowdfunding in the next few years.

 

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James Dornbrook

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management is set to open its new Venture Hub incubator for entrepreneurial ventures in multiple pre-launch stages.

The initiative includes a partnership with Country Club Bank, the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which will provide mentoring, training, educational resources and other services. It will launch Friday in its new building at 4328 Madison Ave. in Kansas City, which was formerly an office for Country Club Bank’s commercial and SBA lending teams.

 

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NewImage

ANDREW NG HELPED create two of Silicon Valley’s leading artificial intelligence labs. First, he built Google Brain, now the hub of AI research inside the internet giant. Then he built a lab in the Valley for Baidu, the company known as the Google of China.

Ng was one of the primary figures behind the enormous and rapid rise of AI over the last five years as everyone from Facebook to Microsoft rebuilt themselves around deep learning. And on Tuesday night, he announced his departure from Baidu.

Image: Andrew Ng ARIEL ZAMBELICH/WIRED

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graduates

Business school admissions are extremely competitive, with schools looking for the right mix of experience, undergraduate grades, and GMAT test scores.

But to get into the top programs, you must not only prove yourself academically capable, but also demonstrate you have certain personality traits that signal to schools you will be an exemplary business professional.

 

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apps

Landing a summer internship, even one without pay, is crucial for college students to earn a “real-world” credit that can boost a resume without much career experience. Yet most interns end up doing the menial tasks that no one else wants to do.

That’s not the case at Adobe, where the internship program in its Research division has been honed over the past decade to give interns real hands-on experience.

 

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Gender Class Training Trainer Group Sitting Sit

Giving a recent interview on my startup’s journey made me reflect on some of the important lessons I learned the hard way. Before I started my online fashion magazine ShilpaAhuja.com, I went to Harvard for my masters and also took some courses in management at Harvard Business School for my degree.

Although some of the classes focused on entrepreneurship and one of the courses focused entirely on being a CEO, nowhere did I learn these 7 things that being the founder of a startup taught me!

 

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Student Typing Keyboard Text Woman Startup

I have supported friends’ crowdfunding campaigns over the years, but never envisioned crowdfunding my own entrepreneurial endeavors. Then I met Karen Cahn, creator of iFundWomen, a new crowdfunding platform just for women. Suddenly I found myself in a new world, embarking on a crowdfunding journey for my first ever consumer product — a motivational paper planner.

 

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laptop coffee

As an advisor to startups and entrepreneurs, I often hear the myth that all new businesses must start with a great idea. I have to disagree. I believe the best entrepreneurs start by finding a large opportunity, and only then use good ideas to capitalize on that opportunity. The best opportunities are recognized from painful needs, plus a growing population of customers with money to spend.

 

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wine bottle

You twist the bottle, or try to yank it up quickly after pouring a glass — we all struggle to drop wine bottles from dribbling down the side of the neck.

But turns out, all it took was some clever engineering to fix the perennial problem.

SEE ALSO: This mum's wine hack has taken Twitter by storm

Daniel Perlman, an inventor and biophysicist at Brandeis University has showed off a bottle with a groove cut into its lip. The groove is what stops the liquid from running down the bottle.

 

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