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Multi-Scope Readings (below)
MODULE 3: Role of Government
MODULE 4: The Role of Philanthropy
MODULE 5: The Role of Intermediary Organizations
MODULE 6: Leveraging Anchor Institutions
MODULE 7: Access to Capital and Mentoring

Reading: Multi-Scope Articles

[note: ** indicates international focus]

Highly Recommended

Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Success 
Source: Center for International Private Enterprise 
Link: 
http://www.cipe.org/sites/default/files/publication-docs/CIPE_Repor... 
About this report: "Part one of the report gives an overview of why and how environments influence possibilities for entrepreneurial success. The second part of the report delves into approaches for strengthening specific features of ecosystems." 
Recommended selection: Entire selection

Contemporary History of Greek Entrepreneurship** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/fpypiLABwtg 
About this video: A brief overview of Entrepreneurship in Greece (from the 18th century to today) in Greek with English subtitles. The characteristics of the Greek entrepreneurs over time, the key activities and the role of the diaspora. Greek with English subtitles. 
Recommended selection: Entire video (4:32)

All together now: What entrepreneurial ecosystems need to flourish**     
Author: n/a
Source: The Economist
Link: http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21593582-what-entrepre...
Recommended selection: Full article.

The Post-Hero Economy: Learning to Lead Through Networks  
Author: Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz
Source: NextCity.org
Link: http://nextcity.org/forefront/view/the-post-hero-economy
Recommended selection:  Full article.

How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution
Author: Daniel J. Isenberg
Source: Harvard Business Review Blog
Link: http://blogs.hbr.org/2010/07/how-to-start-an-entrepreneuria/
Link: http://hbr.org/2010/06/the-big-idea-how-to-start-an-entrepreneurial...
Recommended selection: Full article.

A Silicon Valley Dream Grows in Guatemala, Despite the Risks**
Author: Damien Cave
Source: New York Times
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/world/americas/a-silicon-valley-d...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Spain Adopts the ‘Israel Model’ to Engineer a Biotech Resurgence**  
Author: n/a
Source: Wharton Business School
Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/spain-adopts-israel-mod...
Recommended selection: Full article.

The Next Silicon Valley Will Always Be Silicon Valley    
Author: Joshua Brustein
Source: Business Week
Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-10/dream-on-new-silic...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Comparing Startup Ecosystems: The Midwest vs. Silicon Valley
Author: George Deeb
Source: Forbes Magazine
Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgedeeb/2014/04/02/comparing-startup...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Regional Centers of Innovation 101: Tilling the Soil for Healthy Innovation Supports Economic Growth      
Author: n/a
Source: scienceprogress.org
Link: http://scienceprogress.org/2009/01/regional-centers-of-innovation-...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Innovation Clusters
Author: n/a
Source: scienceprogess.org
Link:   http://scienceprogress.org/innovation-clusters/
Recommended selection: Index of related articles

The Critical Elements for Creating a Healthy Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Steven Koltai of GEP**
Author: Gulay Ozkan
Source: wamda.com
Link:    http://www.wamda.com/2012/07/the-critical-elements-for-creating-a-h...
Recommended selection: entire 5:00 video

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Around the Globe and Early-Stage Company Growth Dynamics**
Author: Michael Drexler and George Foster
Source: World Economic Forum
Link: http://reports.weforum.org/entrepreneurial-ecosystems-around-the-gl...
Recommended selection: pg 21-56. Section 7 also analyzes the role of government in developing accessible markets, human capital/workforce, and funding/finance.

Middle East and Africa: youth are driving its innovation ecosystems**
Author: Nitin Dahad
Source: thenextsiliconvalley.com
Link:   http://www.thenextsiliconvalley.com/8864/middle-east-and-africa-you...
Recommended selection: Full article.

A Cambrian Moment - Tech Startups
Author: n/a
Source: The Economist
Link: "http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21593580-cheap-and-ub...
Recommended selection: 
Full article.

Torsten Kolind: A Growing Startup Scene in Chile **
Author: Torsten Kolin
Source: Wall Street Journal
Link:  http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2014/04/04/torsten-kolind-a-growi...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Sam Gichuru: The Vibrant Tech Scene in Nairobi **
Author: Sam Gichuru
Source: Wall Street Journal
Link:     http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2014/04/02/sam-gichuru-the-vibra...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Startup Nomad Interviews: Michael Goldberg
Author: Cate Costa
Source: Cate Costa (Blog)
Link:  http://www.catecosta.com/category/startup-nomad/
Recommended selection: 28:00 video

Wamda Research Lab debuts a groundbreaking report on the barriers to scaling
Author: n/a
Source: wamda.com
Link:  http://www.wamda.com/2014/03/wamda-research-lab-publishes-report-en...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Entrepreneurship in the Agrofood Sector - The Greek Story (Long Video)**
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://youtu.be/76cYx6wIGNY
About this video: The Agriculture sector is often projected as one of the key sectprs that will help Greece grow. How can this happen these days? And how is it connected with food production and processing? Several examples of Greek entrepreneurs show us the way forward, while specialists describe the future of this sector in Greece. Greek with English subtitles.
Recommended Selection: Entire long video (13:34)

Entrepreneurship in Tourism - The Greek Story (Long Video)**
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://youtu.be/0uRuXWEodzw
About this video: Tourism is presented as the heavy industry of Greece. What are the opportunities in the sector? How can we combine technology with traditional hospitality services? This video presents a brief overview of the current situation in Greece relative to entrepreneurial activity in tourism. At the same time it offers an idea of how the sector is developing. Greek with English subtitles.
Recommended Selection: Entire long video (9:45)

Glimpse into the Future - The Greek Story (Long Video)**
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://youtu.be/22l8gfrnffY
About this video: Join us in celebrating the future of entrepreneurship in Greece. Optimism and skepticism together offer a great glimpse of what is yet to come. Entrepreneurs, investors and people from organizations share their personal views and present as with a patchwork of expectations. Greek with English subtitles.
Recommended Selection: Entire long video (11:58)

White Paper: Announcing 5 Ingredients For 'Fostering A Thriving Startup Ecosystem'
Author: Marc Nager
Source: Up Global
About this Article: This article analyzes five key ingredients to fostering a healthy entrepreneurial community: talent, density, culture, capital, and regulatory environment. 
Link: http://tinyurl.com/nlk5jt5
Recommended Selection: Entire "white paper" 

It's Not About Creating Another Silicon Valley But Preventing Another Motor City
Author: Michael Ducker
Source: Tech Crunch
Link: http://tinyurl.com/lpvx7w6

EU seeks better SME conditions
Author: Peter Taberner
Source: Prague Post
Link: http://www.praguepost.com/economy/41468-eu-seeks-better-sme-conditions

Startup Ecosystem Reports in the Emerging Markets (Lebanon, Shenzhen, Nigeria, Kenya, Malaysia, Iran)
Author: Martin Pasquier
Source: Innovation is Everywhere
Link: http://www.slideshare.net/innovationiseverywhere
Recommended selection: Reports on Iran, Nigeria

Who Has the Biggest...? A Review of Pharaonic Startup Ecosystems Projects
Author: Martin Pasquier
Source: Wired Insights
Link: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/who-has-the-biggest-a-revi...
Recommended selection: Full article.

What the Successful BRICS Startups Tell Us About Innovation in Emerging Markets
Author: Martin Pasquier
Source: Wired Insights
Link: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/what-the-successful-brics-...
Recommended selection: Full article

3 examples of corporates and startups collaborating in emerging markets
Author: Martin Pasquier
Source: Wamda
Link: http://www.wamda.com/2014/08/emerging-markets-the-common-ground-for...
Recommended selection: Full article

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Readings: Role of Government

Highly Recommended

The Role of Government - The Greek Story (Long Video)** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/afdHi6smcAo 
About this video: Entrepreneurs, organization representatives, government officials and local government leaders share their views on the way the Government in Greece affects entrepreneurship. What are the problems and what are the challenges? What does the reality look like for entrepreneurs? This video covers the whole spectrum, from identifying issues to suggesting solutions. Greek with English subtitles. 
Recommended selection: Entire video (12:22)

The Role of Government - The Greek Story (Short Video)** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/0Xzz3Iaay5E 
About this video: Short interview with Maria Anestopoulou, Ministry of Development, Greece 
Recommended selection: Entire short video (1:05)

How can Europe save its lost generation?**
Author:   Maria Fanjul
Source: World Economic Forum
Link: http://forumblog.org/2014/01/solution-youth-unemployment-lies-young...
About this article: 
Government aims to spur entrepreneurship to help Spain's unemployed.
Recommended selection: Full article; watch video up to 7:30.

Startups find free money in South America**
Author: Katie Lobosco
Source: CNN Money
Link: http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/25/smallbusiness/south-america-startups/
About this article:  "Since 2010, the Chilean government has offered $40,000 of equity-free funding to startups accepted into its program Start-Up Chile. The governments in Brazil and Colombia back similar programs and Peru soon will too. "
Recommended selection: Full article

Can Public-Funded Entrepreneurship Work? A Q&A With the Author of Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Author: Dywer Gunn
Source: Freakonomics
Link: http://freakonomics.com/2009/12/28/can-public-funded-entrepreneursh...
About this article:  What is the role of government in entrepreneurship: pros and cons covering the issues of conflicts of interest.
Recommended selection: Full article

China's push to strengthen its SMEs is gaining momentum
Author: Dan Steinbock
Source: SCMP 
Link: http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576064/chinas-push-strengthen-...

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China
Author: Andrew Sadauskas
Source: SCMP 
Link: http://www.startupsmart.com.au/planning/everything-you-need-to-know...

Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Success
Source: Center for International Private Enterprise 
Link: http://www.cipe.org/sites/default/files/publication-docs/CIPE_Repor...
Recommended selection: Section on Ecosystem

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A National Innovation Agenda: Progressive Policies for Economic Growth and Opportunity Through Science and Technology
Author: Tom Kalil, John Irons
Source: Center For American Progress
Link: http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/issues/2007/11/p...
Recommended selection: Pg 8-11, 22-23

$700 million renewal of Ohio Third Frontier heads for May ballot
Author: Mary Vanac
Source: MedCity News
Link: http://medcitynews.com/2010/02/700-million-renewal-of-ohio-third-fr...
Recommended selection: Full article

An Ohio Technology-based Economic Development Strategy
Author: Technology Partnership Practice
Source: Ohio Third Frontier
Link: http://s3.amazonaws.com/zanran_storage/jfs.ohio.gov/ContentPages/40...
Recommended selection: Pg 86-94, 103-110

A Prospectus for Achieving Success
Author: E. Linn Draper
Source: Ohio Business Roundtable
Link: http://www.ohiobrt.com/sitecake-content/0af39d70-43df-11e2-82bb-000...
Recommended selection: Pg 3-7

Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business
Author: Brad Feld
Source: Brad Feld
Link: http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2013/04/government-shouldnt-be-in-t...
Recommended selection: Full article

Tech Start-Ups Bloom in Recession-Hit Greece**
Author: Yannis Palaiologos
Source: Time Magazine
Link: http://time.com/30395/tech-start-ups-bloom-in-recession-hit-greece/
Recommended selection: Full article

State analysis shows Third Frontier's largest gains have occurred on smaller scale
Author: Chuck Soder
Link: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20141005/SUB1/310059984/stat...
Recommended selection: Full article

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Readings: The Role of Philanthropy

[note: ** indicates international focus]

Highly Recommended


The Role of Philanthropy - The Greek Story (Long Video)** 
Source: 
Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/_qAYKlJNZpA 
About this video: Philanthropy in Greece is trying to shift from the more traditional activities to supporting economic growth. The increased focus on entrepreneurship has inspired several foundations to invest in such projects, though the process and approach is not necessarily the best. In this video we learn from specialists and experienced entrepreneurs, while we revisit the Greek history of philanthropy in business. Greek with English subtitles. 
Recommended selection: Entire video (5:37)

The Role of Philanthropy - The Greek Story (Short Video)** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/NbAh8NM7njc 
About this video: Short interview with Rebecca Pitsika, People for Business, Greece 
Recommended selection: Entire short video (1:43)

Ghana Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Analysis
Author: Steven R Koltai
Source: UK Dept. of International Development
Link: Click Here
About this article: “Ghana appears to be in an especially strong position to leverage entrepreneurship to create jobs and grow the economy.”
Recommended selection: Pg 3-5, 42-47, 50-52

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?
Author: Paul Brest and Kelly Born
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Link: http://www.ssireview.org/up_for_debate/article/impact_investing
About this article: “This article is addressed to impact investors who wish to know whether their investments will actually contribute to achieving their social or environmental objectives.”
Recommended selection: Full article

"The Reality of inclusive Business" and "The Pioneer Gap"
Author: Harvey Koh
Source: Acumen
Link: http://www.mim.monitor.com/downloads/Blueprint_To_Scale/From%20Blue...
About this article: Inclusive businesses promise effective models for generating social benefits that can become sustainable without relying on donations, and are scalable through the investment of return-seeking capital.
Recommended selection: Pg 2-20

Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class
Source: Rockefeller Foundation
Link: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/impact-investments-emergi...
Recommended section: Full Article

Does Impact Investing Work? Vital Capital Case study Shows It Does
Author: Devin Thorpe
Source: Forbes
Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2013/06/26/does-impact-inve...
Recommended selection: Full Article

 

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Democratic capitalism and philanthropy in a global economy
Author: Zoltan Acs
Source: Econtstor.eu
Link: http://pacscenter.stanford.edu/sites/all/files/Capitalism%20and%20P...
Recommended selection: Pg 1-10

Settling the ‘Third Frontier’:
Almost everyone likes Ohio's tech program. Does that make it right?
Author: Kevin Osborne
Source: clevescene.com 
Link: http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/settling-the-third-frontier/Content?oid=1898265 
Recommended selection: Full article

The Third Frontier Action Fund: A Performance Assessment
Author: Zach Schiller
Source: Third Frontier
Link: http://www.policymattersohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/tfaf_re...
Recommended selection: Pg 1-14

Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa
Author: n/a
Source: Omidyar Network
Link: http://ventureburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Accelerating_Entr...Recommended selection: Pg 2-14

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Readings: The Role of Intermediary Organizations

[note: ** indicates international focus]

Highly Recommended

The Role of Intermediary Organizations - The Greek Story (Long Video) **
Source: 
Beyond Silicon Valley: 
Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://youtu.be/0Rgk8DFYTKY
About this video: 
Intermediary Organizations in Greece are playing an increasing role in shaping the future of entrepreneurship. Both national organizations, such as industry associations or chambers, and international organizations, such as ASHOKA and Endeavor, are active in supporting entrepreneurship. In this video we discuss with both organizations and entrepreneurs, and identify key issues. Greek with English subtitles.
Recommended selection: 
Entire long video (11:27)

The Role of Intermediary Organizations - The Greek Story (Short Video)** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/02HpYssQvRs 
About this video: Short interview with Aphrodite Boukidis, Ashoka, Greece 
Recommended selection: Entire short video (1:36)

UEP Detroit 150 Overview “A Snapshot of Success”
Author: n/a
Source: Urban Entrepreneurial Partnership
Link: http://www.uepinc.org/pdf/UEP-Detroit-150-Overview-2012.pdf
A summary of Kaufmann Foundation's Urban Entrepreneurial Partnership activity in Detroit, which aims to diminish the obstacles facing minority entrepreneurs from starting and scaling their businesses.
Recommended selection: Pg 4-13 "background" to "qualitative impact"

Growth and Opportunity: The Landscape of Organizations that Support Small and Growing Businesses in the Developing World
Author: n/a
Source: Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Link:http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/docs/pubs...“Much less is understood about the challenges that confront the intermediaries that are trying to support these SGBs. This paper intends to begin filling that gap, which is important because the number and variety of investors and capacity development providers and development organizations, i.e., SGB intermediaries, has grown considerably over the last several years."
Recommended selection: pg 1- 16 "retaining top talent"

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Professor Muhammad Yunus: Social Business to End Poverty, Unemployment, and Lack of Health
Author: Muhammad Yunus
Source: The Aspen Institute
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4G7uhneif4#t=462
Recommended selection: first 13 minutes (hour long video)

Jumpstart 2012 Community Report
Author: Ray T. Leach and Mark Williams
Source: Jumpstart
Link: http://issuu.com/jumpstartinc./docs/2012-js-annual-report?e=3062106...
Recommended selection: Full article, (particularly pages 20-21)

ENDEAVOR**
Author: n/a
Source: Stanford Business School
Link: https://gsbapps.stanford.edu/cases/documents/E308.pdf
Recommended selection: pg 2-12 "Founding of of Endeavor" to "Revisiting the HQ funding model"

SEAF Funds Complete Exit from Peruvian Logistics Firm**
Author: Genta Arovas
Source: Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
Link: http://seaf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Northeast Ohio's Strong High-Tech Future
Author: Les Vinney and Dorothy Baunach
Source: Akron Beacon Journal
Link: http://www.jumpstartinc.org/results/jumpstartnews/2006/Northeast-Oh...
Recommended selection: Full article.

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Readings: Leveraging Anchor Institutions

[note: ** indicates international focus]

Highly Recommended

The Role of Anchor Institutions - The Greek Story (Long Video) **
Source: 
Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuidpPCRAJ4&feature=youtu.be 
About this video: 
Anchor Institutions are a significant part of the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem, as most of the R&D public spending is being channeled to Universities. At the same time, EU funds have boosted research. With several Technology Parks in Greece set up around and managed by Universities, the momentum is there to commercialize research findings. Is this happening? Find out more in this video. Greek with English subtitles.
Recommended selection: 
Entire long video (11:37)

Leveraging Anchor Institutions - The Greek Story (Short Video)** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/0Vca1IO_OV0 
About this video: Short interview with Assimakis Hadoumelis, Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park, Greece 
Recommended selection: Entire short video (1:19)

Universities as Anchor Institutions
Author: Eugenie Birch, David C. Perry, and Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
Source: Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Link: http://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files...
A thorough discussion of the role of universities as anchor institutions in place-based urban support systems.
Recommended selection: Full article.

A College’s Role in Developing and Supporting an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem  
Author:Thomas K. McKeon
Source: Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Link: http://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files/...
Using Tulsa, Oklahoma as a case study, this article examines the role of a community college involved in cultivating and nurturing an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Recommended selection: Full article.

Hiding Out in Ohio: Bioscience     
Author:  Tom Thriveni
Source: ozy.com
Link: http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/bioscience-and-big-money-spark-a-ru...
“Just as robotics companies in Pittsburgh and high-speed fiber-optic networks in Chattanooga, Tenn., have helped transform the economies of those cities, bioscience entrepreneurship has reshaped Cleveland’s sagging economy” with assistance from strong anchor institutions to create infrastructure to grow the economy.
Recommended selection: Full article.

Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT
Author:  Edward B. Roberts and Charles Eesley
Source: Kauffman Foundation
Link: http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/research/2009/08/entrepreneurial...
"This study demonstrates the critical role universities play not only in fostering innovation and entrepreneurial growth, but in stimulating the much-needed recovery in regional and global economies."
Recommended selection: Full article. (Executive Summary)

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The Next Wave: Building University Engagement For The 21st Century
Author: Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb, and Ted Howard
Source: Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
Link: http://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files/...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Bridging ‘Town & Gown’ Through Innovation University-Community Partnerships
Author: Lawrence L. Martin, Hayden Smith, Wende Phillips
Source: The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal
Link: http://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Defending the University Tech Transfer System  
Author: Arundeep S. Pradhan
Source: Bloomberg Business Week   
Link: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/feb2010/sb20100219_307...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Improving the Commercialization of University Inventions
Author: Robert E. Litan
Source: Bloomberg Business Week
Link: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/mar2010/sb2010031_3706...
Recommended selection: Full article.

Innovation's Golden Goose
Author: n/a  
Source: The Economist
Link: http://www.economist.com/node/1476653
Recommended selection: Full article.
A dollar's worth of academic invention or discovery requires upwards of $10,000 of private capital to bring to market.”

Sparking Economic Growth 2.0: Companies Created from Federally Funded University Research, Fueling American Innovation and Economic Growth  
Author: n/a      
Source: The Science Coalition   
Link: http://www.sciencecoalition.org/reports/Sparking%20Economic%20Growt...
Recommended selection: pg 8-16

Sparking Economic Growth: How federally funded university research creates innovation, new companies and jobs
Author: n/a
Source: The Science Coalition   
Link:http://www.sciencecoalition.org/reports/Sparking%20Economic%20Growt...
Recommended selection: pg 1-15

Venture fund targets UCSD technology
Author: Mike Freeman
Source: utsandiego.com
Link: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/09/UC-San-Diego-venture-ca...
Recommended selection: Full article.

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Readings: Access to Capital and Mentoring

[note: ** indicates international focus]

Highly Recommended

Financing - The Greek Story (Long Video)** 
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley: Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/jMPhhCOUvpg
About this video: Start up or new venture financing is a global issue. In this video we observe the three elements of support, seed acceleration, angel investing and venture capital, and how they are currently being used in Greece. The video hosts both the voice of investors and the opinion of entrepreneurs from various sectors. Greek with English subtitles.
Recommended selection: Entire video (11:35)

Seed Acceleration -- The Greek Story (Short Video)
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley:  Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story 
Link: http://youtu.be/yqCS9VFiRPo
About this video:  Short interview with Alexandra Choli, Metavallon, Greece
Recommended selection: Entire short video (1:59)

Angel Investing -- The Greek Story (Short Video)
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley:  Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://youtu.be/GS9suT5UBTY
About this video:  Short interview with Apostolos Apostolakis, www.e-shop.gr,
Greece Recommended selection: Entire short video (1:43)

Venture Capital -- The Greek Story (Short Video)
Source: Beyond Silicon Valley:  Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies -- The Greek Story
Link: http://youtu.be/9rrq06Auxqs
About this video:  Short interview with Nikos Moraitakis, Workable
Recommended selection: Entire short video (2:04)

Local startups are stalled by lack of capital
Author: 
Chuck Soder
Source: 
Crain’s Cleveland
Link: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20140420/SUB1/140419790?temp... 
Recommended selection: 
Full article
“There aren't enough local investors willing and able to fund the dozens of tech companies pouring out of the region's three business accelerators and other programs designed to help local startups.”

Angel Investors Spread their Wings
Author: 
Jonathan Ortmans
Source: 
Entrepreneurship.org
Link: http://entrepreneurship.org/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2014/March/Ange...
Recommended selection: 
Full article
“However, there are many business angels around the globe who were doing “mentor financing” in isolation and are now beginning to form formal angel networks.”

What Silicon Valley is Missing Under their Global Noses
Author: 
Christopher Schroeder
Source: 
LinkedIn
Link:https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140324132245-18642888...
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