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An Economist for the Court?
Last week, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement kicking off one of Washington's favorite pastimes --  speculating on potential Supreme Court nominees, their political leanings and whether or not the opposing party will turn the confirmation process into a bloodbath. Tim Kane, senior fellow... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 12, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
A Note on Bayh-Dole
Last week PDE posted a note about an idea to improve the effectiveness of university technology transfer in the U.S. There seems to have been some confusion following this about the nature of the breakthrough idea to improve the U.S. model for commercialization of university-developed technologies. In... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on February 22, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
The Untapped Potential of Research Universities
Everyone surely owns an innovative product that has its roots in a university lab, or knows someone that has benefited from the presence of start-ups that formed through the dissemination of knowledge and technologies from the university to the marketplace. Universities have been the lifeblood... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on February 15, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
A New Year's Resolution
Since the economic crisis broke out, capitalism has been under the microscope. Many have blamed evil businesses and market forces for the financial meltdown, and have lost confidence in private-sector engagement strategies for recovery. Luckily, in this country many more have experienced the positive impact... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on January 04, 2010
Category:  Global 
Global Entrepreneurship Policy Dialogues in Washington, DC
Washington, D.C, the capital of one of the most entrepreneurial economies and home to the largest international development organizations is alive for this, Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Policy events will focus, like others around the world, on the need to globally unleash a new wave of... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on November 16, 2009
Category:  Global 
Top Cities to Launch a Start-up
This week, the Fortune Small Business magazine and the Kauffman Foundation announced the 50 best places to launch a business in the United States. The top 10 large cities (defined in the study as having a population of 1 million or higher) are: Oklahoma City, OK Pittsburgh,... [More]
Mark Marich
on October 15, 2009
Category:  General 
New Report Shows Entrepreneurship on the Rise
A new report by the Kauffman Foundation shows that the level of entrepreneurial activity in the U.S. increased slightly from 2007 to 2008. The latest Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity shows that approximately 530,000 new businessesstarted up each month, representing a .02 percent increase over... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 30, 2009
Category:  General 
Women-Owned Firms Underperforming
Last week, we highlighted an effort to promote entrepreneurship among women. According to new research from the Kauffman Foundation, women owned 6.5 million privately-held firms that generated $940 billion in sales and employed 7.1 million people in 2002. And they also underperformed relative to male-owned firms... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 09, 2009
Category:  General 
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