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Tech Trends – article picks from SSTI staff, Week of 03/19/12

U.S. Angel Investment More Diffuse than Venture Capital, According to Report 
Though California remains the leading state for U.S. angel investment, 79 percent of angel deals and 70 percent of angel dollars were invested outside of the state in 2011, according to the first edition of the new Halo Report. The report, produced by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights, also found that the median size of angel and angel group syndicate rounds increased by 40 percent between 2010 and 2011, from $500,000 to $700,000. Read the full report…

President’s Jobs Council Launches Campaign to Motivate Engineers 
The effort to connect engineering students with professionals in the field and help them graduate was launched yesterday on FacebookRead more …

YourEconomy.org Website Offers Enhanced Features 
New features of the redesign include National Establishment Time-Series (NETS) data for calendar years 1995 through 2005 and sales information for all establishment sectors and stages. Read more …

Turning Researchers into Entrepreneurs 
Universities seeking to support aspiring entrepreneurs should look at training, access to incubators and introductions to the right people. Read more …

TechStars Founder Launches $28M Fund to Help Startups 
The money will be fed into a fund called Bullet Time Ventures II with investments ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 and a focus on Internet software companies. Read more …

Utah’s Thriving Tech Industry Attracting Residents 
This article from NPR talks about the growing tech industry in Utah and how expanding job opportunities and Utah’s way of life easily is attracting out-of-state residents. Read more …

TX Higher Ed Panel Discusses $10K Bachelor Degree at SXSW 
Some college presidents in Texas say that a $10,000 college degree called for by Gov. Rick Perry in his State of the State address already is available with more coming in 2013. Read more …

Attributed to: State Science & Technology Institute

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