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Help Keep Patents Friendly for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Charles Buddeke on February 24, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Thanks to Ben Keeton for bringing this to our attention!

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The U.S. patent system is the foundation for America’s inventiveness and dynamic business culture. Changes to the U.S. patent system will impact our nation’s ability to continue as the globe’s technological leader and must be approached with caution and forethought.

 

An Innovation Ecosystem Drives the American Economy

Our nation’s economic strength is dependent upon a thriving community of research institutions, entrepreneurial companies of all sizes, and venture capital firms interacting together. To support this innovation ecosystem, we must maintain a patent system that protects both emerging companies, whose business models are patent dependent and focus on developing inventions that enable new products and services but don’t engage in manufacturing, and larger organizations that seek relief from frivolous litigation.

 

Patent Reform Must be Targeted and…

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Startup Weekend Louisville returns Feb 28 - March 2

Posted by Greg Langdon on January 29, 2014 at 8:47am 0 Comments

During the weekend of  February 28 through March 2, Startup Weekend Louisville will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with the resources and mentors to help them jumpstart their business ideas. Velocity, a regional organization in Jeffersonville focused on entrepreneurial education and programs, will host Startup Weekend Louisville. Throughout the course of this 54-hour event attendees will share business ideas, form teams and develop the ideas into startups.

How Startup Weekend Works

On Friday night attendees with new, undeveloped business ideas can make a 60-second pitch to the audience. After choosing the most popular ideas through a voting process, teams form organically around them. Then it’s a frenzy of business model creation, market validation with customers, and building a minimally viable product. Entrepreneurial leaders from the community offer support and critical feedback on Saturday and Sunday, and on…

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