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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.

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But a new map of America's favorite candy by state, based on analysis by CandyStore.com, shows that we are more divided than ever. 

CandyStore.com, which sells candy in bulk across the US and Canada, has tracked its best-selling candy in every state for the last 12 years. According to this year's updated data, the best-selling candy in America is Skittles, followed by Reese's Cups and M&Ms. 

 

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Vinayak Sharma

Eyeing rewarding bets, Radhesh Kanumury, managing partner of Arka Ventures, aims to achieve milestones through investing in start-ups and other business entities. Arka Venture Labs is the first of its kind India-US cross-border accelerator fund designed to facilitate a faster global transition for Indian B2B start-ups by providing them with a combination of seed capital, mentoring, access to Silicon Valley ecosystem and infrastructure support.

 

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The Climate Now programme looked at the different ways the city of Rotterdam combats Climate Change and works with the environment.

It takes a look at how the city deals with the rise of sea levels at the port to stop the area from flooding, how a simple idea of a roof garden can become a Smart Roof helping to predict rainfalls and store rainwater, and how 35 cows living on a floating farm provide locals with their daily pint of fresh milk.

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When I ran the internal strategy consulting group at HP, we constantly asked ourselves, “how can we get our $40 billion global behemoth operating more like a startup?”  That’s because like most big companies, we struggled with risk-taking and moving fast.

Startups have different issues. Many upstarts struggle for funding. Everything is scrappy. And gaining access to customers willing to pilot an untried product from an unknown company is a huge early hurdle.

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The General Assembly of Maryland has enacted Senate Bill 137 (the "General Corporate Legislation"), which makes several changes to the Maryland General Corporation Law (the "MGCL") and the Maryland REIT Law (the "MRL"). The General Assembly has also enacted Senate Bill 136 to explicitly permit the use of distributed electronic networks or databases (sometimes referred to as "blockchain" technology) in corporate record keeping (the "Distributed Ledger Legislation"). Finally, the General Assembly enacted House Bill 1116 and the identical Senate Bill 911 regarding annual reporting on the composition of the boards of directors of certain Maryland corporations (the "Annual Report Legislation"). The new legislation was signed by Governor Hogan and became effective on October 1, 2019. Unless otherwise noted, all section references below are to the MGCL.

 

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San Francisco 49ers placekicker Robbie Gould talks about some of the challenges that come with playing his position, including an expectation of perfection, as well as how the mental preparation for football is similar to entrepreneurship.

 

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Google’s (GOOG) major startup accelerator program, Google for Startups, has campuses across the globe, helping thousands of people to kickstart their dreams.

There are 50 co-working spaces and accelerators in 125 countries and have generated thousands of jobs in the local economy.

 

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