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Thousands of people from 135 countries have already confirmed their participation for next month’s week-long Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) and festival in Rio de Janeiro. As chair of the GEC for the past few years, I have witnessed the emergence of this global platform for collaboration among entrepreneurs, their investors and national leaders held outside the United States. So what happens at the GEC?

on February 25, 2013
Category:  General 
Kauffman Foundation introduces iStart

The following press release was just issued by the Kauffman Foundation about the iStart, a new Web-based platform that helps organizations simplify how they market and administer business plan competitions worldwide. New Hub for Business Plan Competitions to Create Access, Transparency for Entrepreneurial Community Worldwide (Kansas...

on August 16, 2010
Category:  General  Global  Technology Transfer 
Conference Highlights Upcoming Focus on Cleantech

The National Cleantech Open Conference took place in San Jose last week, headlined by the Under Secretary of Energy, Dr. Kristina Johnson. Dr. Johnson spoke of the importance of innovation within the cleantech industry and announced a Department of Energy grant of $122 million over five years to...

on July 23, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
Kauffman Labs Looks for Scalable Education Enterprises
The following press release was just issued by the Kauffman Foundation about their Kauffman Labs program and its search for potential high-growth entrepreneurs in the education space.  Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation Seeks Education Founders New Kauffman Foundation program launches search for passionate, aspiring founders of high-growth, scalable education enterprises (KANSAS... [More]
on July 14, 2010
Category:  Education 
Where Will the Jobs Come From?
PDE staff were on hand for a Kauffman Foundation briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on June 22. Our report of the event follows:While the job creation discussion usually defaults to a debate between big and small companies, often ignored are... [More]
on June 25, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Achieving Our Energy Innovation Goals
At a meeting of national energy industry innovators in Omaha last week, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report summarizing the discussion and recommendations made at the Energy Innovation Conference held at the White House last month. The report outlines a number of specific recommendations... [More]
on June 21, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
Summit & Site Explore 'Expeditionary Economics'
Rather than repeat futile efforts of pouring money and military force into these devastated economies, the concept of entrepreneurship driving economic growth and stability in war-torn and otherwise distressed nations is one that has been the subject of much discussion lately. A recent Foreign Affairs article by... [More]
on June 21, 2010
Can Cleantech Put the US Back to Work?
That's the question that will be on everyone's mind at the National Cleantech Open Conference on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in San Jose, California.Dr. Kristina Johnson, the Under Secretary of Energy, and Ron Gonen, CEO of RecycleBank will keynote the event, discussing the economy, jobs... [More]
on June 21, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Thursday, June 10, 2010House Committee on Science and Technology -  Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - Hearing"From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer"2318 Rayburn House Office Building10:00AM - 12:00PMWitnesses:    •    Dr. Thomas W. Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science... [More]
on June 07, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Resilient Entrepreneurship
Once again, entrepreneurial activity showed big in the United States. Last year was a tough year for entrepreneurs. We have experienced a deep recession, credit crunch and record unemployment rates. But although the odds were against them, new-business creation during the 2007-2009 recession years increased... [More]
on May 24, 2010

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