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Startup Global

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?

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on February 25, 2013
Category:  General 
Top 5 Attributes to Hone Before Launch

Chances are if you are an entrepreneur you already have a fair amount of self-confidence—assessing risk and measuring opportunity. So it’s no surprise that most entrepreneurs rated themselves highly on many of the 17 personal characteristics, traits and skills that bode well for taking an entrepreneurial plunge.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 09, 2012
Category:  General 
Update on SBIR Reauthorization
Late on Monday (07/13/2009), the Senate passed S. 1233 via unanimous consent. This bill would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2023 and change the eligibility criterion for VC-backed firms. This bill would let the National... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 16, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
House Approves SBIR Reauthorization
On July 8, 2009 the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009 by a vote of 386-41. This legislation would reauthorize through 2011 the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 13, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Bills to Stimulate Innovation Advance
On Wednesday June 24, the House Committee on Science and Technology held a markup on H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009. This Act reauthorizes and revises the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program, which stimulates development of commercial... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 25, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Senate Committee Votes to Reauthorize SBIR-STTR
In a closed session late last week, the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship unanimously passed two bills to reauthorize and improve a number of Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. PDE staff covered a roundtable discussion on these issues earlier in June.... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 22, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
More Recommendations Supporting VC-Backed Firm Access to SBIR-STTR
PDE staff were on hand last week for a hearing of the House Committee on Small Business taking yet another look at the reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR programs. Our report of the hearing--Legislative Initiatives to Strengthen and Modernize the SBIR and STTR Programs--follows:This... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 21, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
A Bill on the Future of SBIR
The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship introduced this week a legislation to reauthorize the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program along with the Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR), which were scheduled to expire at the end of July... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on June 12, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Focus of Roundtable Discussion
PDE staff were on hand earlier this week for a roundtable held by the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Our report of the roundtable--SBIR and STTR Reauthorization: Ensuring a Strong Future for Small Business in Federal Research and Development--follows:The U.S. Senate Committee on Small... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 05, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Saving Detroit
Will propping up the flailing automotive industry save Detroit? Not likely. Any sustainable solution is going to have to center on fostering entrepreneurial activity which will generate new jobs. A new partnership between the Kauffman Foundation and the New Economy Initiative (NEI) for Southeast Michigan... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 26, 2009
Category:  General 

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