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The GE Innovation Barometer

The GE Global Innovation Barometer, now in its third year, explores how business leaders around the world view innovation and how those perceptions are influencing business strategies in an increasingly complex and globalized environment. This year’s study examines what factors business believe to be drivers and deterrents of innovation and analyzes specific approaches and policies

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To truly innovate, sometimes you need to change the name….

The following article from Bank Innovation, has a great list of technology innovations for the underbanked.  But from my perspective, the most compelling point is the need for new language – the terms unbanked and underbanked imply that the problem to solve is to get everyone banked, rather than to create financial innovations that meet

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Where Intrapreneurs Can Thrive

It can be hard to get a big, slow company to change its ways. It’s the efforts of courageous intrapreneurs that can change their trajectory. The key is to make your company a place where intrapreneurs can thrive.  Read the article from Fast Company.  

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Get Inspired by Time Magazine’s Top Inventions of 2012

Robots, rovers and the rest of 2012’s most important innovations, from the affordable to the extreme; get inspired by this list. Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-inventions-of-the-year-2012/slide/indoor-clouds/    

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LinkedIn Launches an Incubator to Turn Employess into Entrepreneurs

LinkedIn has recently taken the concept of “intrapreneurship” to a while new level. By launching [in]cubator, they are enabling employees with a good idea to make a pitch, and if selected, incubate them for three months to develop the project. http://www.fastcompany.com/3003818/linkedin-launches-incubator-turn-employees-entrepreneurs          

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MasterCard works with emerging companies to innovate

In the words of Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council, “Somewhere along the evolutionary path from startups to mature businesses, many companies stop innovating.” Large companies such as MasterCard can innovate by making it a part of the internal culture and recognizing that great ideas also come from outside. “For executives who want

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VisionMine featured in MedCity News

Please see Stephanie Baum’s article discussing how VisionMine can apply to Healthcare IT.    Stephanie interviewed Coley Brown, CEO of VisionMine to explore specific areas in healthcare where identifying technology startups would be most valuable.  Per Coley: “Large organizations have realized that a lot of innovation is happening at the start-up level and want to

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VisionMine Launches Global Collaboration Platform to Provide Corporations with Early Access to Startup Companies and Innovations

Englewood, NJ (November 15, 2012) – VisionMine, [ www.visionmine.com] a company that helps corporations capitalize on startup innovations, launched its web-based Innovation Portal today. The portal is a global collaboration platform that helps corporations find, screen, and match untapped entrepreneurial opportunities to solve their most pressing business challenges. The portal also provides executives with early

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Enterprise Sales and the Dropbox Myth

Consumer-focused tech companies are pivoting to enterprise sales as a backup strategy, based on the myth of Dropbox  being brought into corporate organizations by happy consumers.  In fact, this pivot can be very difficult – it requires the ability to sell to the CIO and the Procurement Officer to close the deal, and it requires

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The University Entrepreneurship Report – How the Alumni of Top Universities Scored

Companies that look to early stage companies for innovation also often look at innovation in universities. CB Insights’ University Entrepreneurship report is the first-ever effort to track and measure the entrepreneurship activity of top universities. Specifically, this report tracks six universities and the companies founded by or led by their alumni and the venture capital

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