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Here are the best of the articles we saw over the holidays

teknovation-teknoHere are some of the better articles on entrepreneurship we saw over the holidays.

  • Battelle Ventures’ Tracy Warren, a familiar face and name in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region, offered her thoughts on venture funding in 2014 in a Wall Street Journal article.
  • NanoMech, an Arkansas company headed by former Oak Ridge Executive Jim Phillips, unveiled its recent “R&D 100 Award.”
  • This might not be a “bad virus” to catch if you want to be an entrepreneur.
  • The always provocative Richard Florida offers his thoughts on the reasons some communities are better at fostering entrepreneurship.
  • Predictions are that 2014 will see a record number of IPOs for technology companies.
  • Start-ups raised $531 billion in the last year with more than a third from the source you would most expect – “family and friends.”
  • Slate included Chattanooga in its list of cities that could become the next Silicon Valley. Pretty impressive company.
  • Martin Zwilling offers 10 reasons to be optimistic about the future of entrepreneurship.
  • What are the top five start-up cities to watch in 2014? Here’s the list compiled by American City Business Journals.
  • Wonder what it is like to be a participant in 500 Start-ups, the national accelerator? One Nashville company describes it.

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