Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week.
Two Theses for Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your Community
The Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that Brad Feld came up with in his book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.
MBA or Accelerator: What's Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?
After handling the rigors of an MBA program and an accelerator program, a first-time tech entrepreneur reviews the benefits and disadvantages of each.
University of Utah Announces Gift for Transformative Entrepreneur Building
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today a $12 million gift from Pierre Lassonde, bringing his total contribution to $25 million. The new donation will be used for a transformative building for student entrepreneurs. Estimated to cost $45 million, the 148,000-square-feet facility will unite 412 residences with 20,000-square-foot “garage” space for students to gather, build prototypes and launch companies.
AT&T Takes On Google, Eyeing 21 Cities For Ultrafast Internet
AT&T plans to expand its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service to as many as 21 new US metro areas. It's claiming speeds of up to one gigabit per second with its U-Verse with GigaPower system, which is only available in Austin, Texas, today.
University of Maryland Launches Own Crowdfunding Site: Launch UMD
The University of Maryland has launched their very own crowdfunding platform: Launch UMD. The site is designed for both students and faculty to raise funding on “impactful projects”. Organizers hope the platform will help facilitate change via innovation.
U.S. Entrepreneurial Activity Drops for Second Straight Year
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