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A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including the importance of failing fast, the rise of female entrepreneurs, a new approach to preparing a modern workforce, a new printable battery to power wearables and streamlining the future of travel (and everything else).

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Mark Marich
on July 28, 2014
Category:  General 
Non-Competes Hindering Job Creation and Growth

The formation of new companies accounts for nearly all net new job creation, but state non-compete agreements — if strictly enforced — can make it harder for people to start those companies. According to Re-thinking Non-Competes: Unlock Talent to Seed Growth, a new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest released by the Kauffman Foundation, state enforcement of non-compete agreements is restricting highly skilled workers from moving in and out of new jobs and/or from starting their own businesses, thus hindering job creation and economic growth.

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Jason Wiens
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Workforce 
Funding and Ecosystems Key to Young Entrepreneurs

A new report from EY has identified a collection of recommendations for policymakers to combat persistently high youth unemployment rates through entrepreneurial growth. The latest Avoiding a Lost Generation report, put together in collaboration with the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, identifies and analyzes the different youth unemployment issues faced by countries across the G20 and provides 10 key recommendations – on access to funding, tax and regulation and entrepreneurial culture and ecosystems.

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Global 
Educating Australia's Leadership

Unable to join a youth entrepreneurship conference in Sydney, Australia, this week, I used the saved travel time to engage virtually in the conversations and to take a look at the entrepreneurship ecosystem “Down Under” that has been making a lot of noise up and over the world during the last five years.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including a look at the next generation of female entrepreneurs, crowdfunding vs. venture capital, Silicon Valley as the world's top economic hotspot, ignoring the top science students in the U.S. and outcomes for companies that raise seed capital.

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With two more weeks in session before the August recess, there are several topics getting a look during committee hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill. In the Senate, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran help the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee explore challenges and opportunities to increase the ranks of female entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee discusses the current U.S. system of international taxation. In the House, the Small Business Committee examines private sector actions of the Small Business Administration, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense following the changes contained in the reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR Programs. Other topics covered include: assessing Dodd-Frank, minimum wage, copyright remedies, modernizing environmental regulations for businesses and more.

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Latin America Seeks Research based Policy Design

More and more countries are interested in promoting entrepreneurial growth -- demanding ever-improving data and information. The Argentina-based research organization PRODEM has responded to this demand with its Index of Systemic Conditions for Dynamic Entrepreneurship (ICSEd-Prodem).

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Global 
A Mindset Shift in Mexico

As I head to Mexico City this week, I reflect on the progress this ecosystem has demonstrated over the past few years in a quest to become a globally-recognized hub for entrepreneurs.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

After a slow week for followers of the entrepreneurial economy on Capitol Hill, the week ahead looks to be full of relevant committee hearings. Craig Venter, the biologist and entrepreneur who was one of the first people to sequence the human genome, testifies on policies to spur innovative medical breakthroughs. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to appear on both sides of the Hill to talk about monetary policy and the state of the economy. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf provides the long-term budget outlook to the House Budget Committee. Other topics covered by hearings include: occupational licensing and its barriers to entrepreneurship, combatting cybercrime, the future video marketplace, capitalizing on federal R&D, 21st century manufacturing and more.

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Exchange Program Aims to Strengthen Entrepreneurship in Americas

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in collaboration with INADEM (the Mexican National Entrepreneurship Institute), Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Organization of American States, is organizing a high-level visit and cooperative exchange to three Mexican centers of innovation and entrepreneurship later this summer.

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global  Growth & Poverty 

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