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Access to Credit Studies
The SBA's Office of Advocacy recently released “Small Business In Focus: Finance," a compendium of studies offering insights into the ways small businesses have used financing over recent decades. These insights are based on data from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Small Business Finances... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurship Law Website
The Kauffman Foundation now offers “e-Law,” an online community and tool devoted to expanding legal entrepreneurship curriculum and education. The eLaw website is made up of two sections. The public section contains current information for lawyers, CPAs, engineers, scientists, and the general public regarding legal... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurial Population Dynamics
An aging country doesn’t strike one as an entrepreneurial society, but Dane Stangler from the Kauffman Foundation put together various pieces of evidence suggesting that we are “on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom.” In a new report, "The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom," Dane explains that... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 28, 2009
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurial Approach to Innovation in Pediatric Devices
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced on July 21st that it is partnering with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in awarding a grant to create a Pediatric Medical Device Innovation fellowship team at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The fellowship team is... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Exploring Women's Participation in STEM Education
In a hearing last week, the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Research and Science Education Subcommittee examined current research findings, best practices, and the role of federal agencies in increasing the interest of girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in primary and... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Perspectives on IPOs
Entrepreneurs making a decision about obtaining angel versus venture financing should consider a new research finding that there are substantial differences in how angel investors and venture capitalists approach initial public offerings (IPOs).The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) presented... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009
This Week in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 House Science and Technology Committee - Full Committee MarkupThe Committee will meet to consider the following measures or for other purposes:H.R. 3246, Advanced Vehicle Technology Act of 2009H.R. 3165, Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009H.R. 3029, To establish a... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Seemingly Simple Concept: Cost Matters
Until late 2008, Tom Sullivan served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. While he is now back in the private sector, he is still championing the cause of entrepreneurs and small business owners everywhere.  In a recent blog post... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 20, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
Recognizing Outstanding Scientific Entrepreneurs
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association announced today that nominations have opened for the Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award, which recognizes a researcher who has successfully brought his or her discovery to market. The winner of the award, which includes a $10,000... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 20, 2009
Category:  General 
The Research & Experimentation Tax Credit
Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on "Helping Small Business Innovators through the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit." Led by the Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, members listened to the experience of technology entrepreneurs in utilizing this tool, commonly known... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 20, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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