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Dominican Republic Joins Regional Push for Healthier Startup Ecosystems
My visit to Colombia last week taught me that Brazil and Chile are no longer the sole players in the region intent upon building an entrepreneurial economy. With Latin American startup ecosystem leaders gathering this week around a workshop for ecosystem professionals in Latin America, we take a look at the host of the conference – the Dominican Republic. [More]
on May 19, 2014
Category:  Global 
Old Hands and New Starts in Britain
Being born in Britain might explain my bias, but I find myself asking again whether we have overlooked the important leadership role of royalty in providing help from the top for bottom-up startup communities. I recently spoke with the Prince of Wales at St. James Palace in London and while he is from a different generation, I heard a man with his heart and mind fully in step with today’s unemployed youth and the path they must beat to create their own future as entrepreneurs.
on September 30, 2013
Spain’s Patient Prince

Unemployment rates in Spain are one of the highest in the developed world, hovering around 25% this year. Worse, for those under the age of 25 the joblessness rate is more than double (57%). On a recent visit to Barcelona, I met a Prince doing something about it.

on July 09, 2013
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

A fairly slow week on Capitol Hill is punctuated by a Joint Economic Committee hearing on "How the Taxation of Labor and Transfer Payments Affect Growth and Employment." Witnesses for the hearing are: Simon Johnson, entrepreneurship professor from MIT; Richard Rogerson, economics professor from Princeton; and Andrew Biggs, resident scholar at AEI (and former principle deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration).

on May 14, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Under 30 Entrepreneurial Generation
Inc. just launched its annual 30 Under 30 list. I encourage you to take a look at the site featuring profiles of young minds that are changing everything from office settings to the way other start-ups can succeed. For example, Elliot Bisnow started the Summit... [More]
on October 15, 2009
Category:  General  Global 
New Office for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Last week, the U.S. government took a bold move in favor of entrepreneurs. At the Inc. 500/5000 conference, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced the formation of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as a National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Secretary... [More]
on October 01, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Inc.'s Lemonade Stand Contest
Who says that the little guys never get any recognition? Inc. magazine is calling for entries into its annual "Best Lemonade Stand in America" contest to highlight the entrepreneurial chops of business-savvy 5 - 12 year olds.  Top prize last year went to a pair... [More]
on July 06, 2009
Category:  General 
The Power of Educational Benchmarking
If the US hopes to maintain an international leadership position in education and human capital, it needs to do a better job of learning from other countries, societies, and institutions that often do a better job of preparing young people to prosper in the... [More]
on January 09, 2009
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