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NSF ICorps Class 2: The Business Model Canvas

Steve Blank | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

The 21 National Science Foundation teams had been out of the classroom for just 15 hours as they filed back in with their business model canvas presentations. Their assignment appeared (to them) to be deceptively simple.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

Over the last two months, the U.S. government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. They launched an incubator for the top scientists and engineers in the U.S. This week we saw the results.

The Startup Team

Steve Blank | Posted 02.13.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Finding a product/market fit amidst startup chaos requires a team with a combination of hackers, hustlers, designers and visionaries.

White House Backs New Rules That Help More Moms To Be Scientists

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama and top officials in her husband's administration are embracing new rules designed to make it easier for scien...

GE Ignored Omniscan Safety Advice And May Have Hid Evidence From FDA, Documents Show

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE Healthcare ignored the advice of its own safety experts to "proactively" restrict use of its imaging drug, Omniscan, after reports in Europe linked...

FDA May Tighten Rules On Omniscan, A GE MRI Drug

BusinessWeek / ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing further regulation of three drugs used to create high-contrast images on MRI scans, based on a new a...

Papaya Hermaphrodites Sought By Farmers, Researchers

LA Times | Jodi S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Papayas, it turns out, have not just one but three sexes: male, female and hermaphrodite. The third produces the yummy fruit, but the male and females...

Porn Surfing Rampant At U.S. Government Agency

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An investigative report by The Washington Times reveals porn surfing by employees has been rampant at the National Science Foundation, a government ag...