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Jared Konczal

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Word of Mouth Trumps Social Media in Building This Startup Community

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 2:25 PM

When I was an undergraduate student, I employed a study and test-taking strategy that I suspect many advisors or professors would abhor. For the first exam in any given course, I would study the bare minimum I thought necessary to score an A. Depending on the course, this could have...

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Fast-Growing Companies Show Up in Surprising Places

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 12:24 PM

Academic and non-academic scholars alike have tried to pinpoint where the centers of innovation are. Whenever the question arises, the usual suspects -- Silicon Valley, Boston and, often, Austin, Texas and the Research Triangle in North Carolina -- come up high on whatever list is created. Those rankings usually are...

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Evaluating the Effects of Accelerators? Not So Fast

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 2:12 PM

If anything good can be said about this agonizingly slow economic recovery, it is that there is growing interest in helping startups launch and succeed, because we know that new firms create new jobs. There are an increasing number of initiatives seeking to support entrepreneurs as they launch their businesses....

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