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Business students put their pitches to test in Boise- High-powered presenters try to woo experts

Would you buy a computer game that allows you to compete online for catching the biggest cyber-fish? Or would you be more likely to invest your money in a biogenetics company that is developing a…

University of Texas Charging up Efforts to Commercialize Tech

Seeking a smoother ride in your sport utility vehicle? The University of Texas could have the technology to make it possible. But until a year ago, companies couldn’t use it. By: Stacey Higginbotham Austin Business…

Business students compete for prizes

Using tools given to them in their business studies, 22 students will vie to create the best business plan and win $27,000 in cash and prizes at a two-day competition this week in Boise. The…

$100M VC fund for Ohio object of new legislation

Jeff Armbruster says that in his three years as a state senator, he hasn’t been involved in economic development legislation more important than Senate Bill 180. Laura Newpoff Business First The legislation, sponsored by Armbruster,…

NBIA Teams with LocalFund to Help Match Start-ups with Angels

To help business incubator managers match start-up businesses with private investors through an Internet-based network, the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) http://www.nbia.org/ has partnered with LocalFund, Inc., http://www.localfund.com/ a network service provider based in Billings,…

New investment bank focused on Northwest market

At a time when many investment banking firms are scaling back, J.D. Delafield has raised $5 million to start a new Seattle bank that will help private and public companies in the region obtain financing….

Kentucky Venture-capital bill woos investors with tax credits- Restrictions lifted to boost state’s small companies

Kentucky’s efforts to stimulate entrepreneurship got a boost this week when the General Assembly approved legislation that would make it more attractive for venture capitalists to invest in ”new economy” businesses. Ken Berzof Louisville Courier…

Swift files bill to aid start-ups in MA

Biotech firms could sell their tax credits to generate cash Acting Governor Jane Swift yesterday filed legislation that would enable biotech and some other advanced technology companies to sell tax credits earned from investments in…

Idaho Gov. Kempthorne vetoes venture capital guarantee

BOISE _ Citing constitutional questions and a lack of protection for taxpayers, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne late Wednesday vetoed a multimillion-dollar guarantee for investors putting their money behind innovative business ideas. Associated Press The Spokesman Review…

Ballot measure would free Oregon universities to take stock

A constitutional amendment up for vote in the May midterm election could help boost Oregon’s universities and the state’s high-tech industry–not to mention biotech, agriculture, metals and forestry–according to a number of business and academic…