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Can Chicago be the Next Silicon Valley?

Can Chicago be the Next Silicon Valley?

Jan 17, 2013

Chicago startup stars, such as Groupon, Orbitz, The Onion, GrubHub and 37signals, have helped make the city a new breeding ground for entrepreneurship.  These successful companies are charting the way for a new economy and an environment where high-growth entrepreneurship and innovation can thrive. Already, the city has over a thousand digital tech companies,...

Tudo bem? Encouraging women entrepreneurs in Brazil

By all accounts, Brazil is in the midst of an entrepreneurial revolution. The country’s emerging market is attracting a flood of foreign investment, and the national government actively nurtures domestic innovation to promote and sustain economic development. Beyond federal policy, Brazilian society itself is very entrepreneurial. According to recent...

Commercialization Potential of a Medical Device: What’s the Value of Melanin Detection?

Commercialization Potential of a Medical Device: What’s the Value of Melanin Detection?

Mar 2, 2011

Dr. June Robinson, a Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University Medical School, sat back in her chair on a blustery fall day in 2009, her mind racing with thoughts about a new medical device for diagnosis of skin cancer (melanomas). The device in question detects and digitally stores information about the levels of melanin in the skin. Melanin...