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Teams of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and places develop BRAND NEW ideas in a weekend invent-a-thon. 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch an idea for prizes and licensing potential.

It is a valuable resource for anyone and everyone to gain insight into the innovation community.

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Why this clothing startup wants you to know thy T-shirt maker (via Fast Company)

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Known Supply garments include a tag with the laborer€™s signature on it. Can this small addition change the way customers relate to their clothes? Read More: Fast Company

Alphabet, Uber and Others Pour $335 Million into Scooter Startup Lime (via TheStreet)

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Alphabet, Uber and others are investing $335 million in Lime, a scooter startup expanding rapidly across the U.S. and Europe. Lime’s CEO says that soon, anyone will be able to…

3 Things U.S. Startups Do Better Than European Startups (via Entrepreneur)

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It’s no real surprise U.S. companies dominate the list of top startups. Read More: Entrepreneur

Traditional Retailers Focus On Customer Experience At The Expense Of Other Innovations (via Forbes)

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Retailers, struggling to meet consumer expectations, are overly focused on the customer experience. But their single-mindedness leaves other innovation opportunities on the table€“ and may end up hurting their customer…

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