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2009

Entrepreneurs' Movement Launches at Inc. 500
In a piece on the Huffington Post, Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, outlines the rationale for a new movement to support America's entrepreneurs. Schramm points to the fact that "since 1980, all net job growth has come from businesses less than... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 23, 2009
Category:  General 
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Despite the gloomy outlook from entrepreneurs on the status of the U.S. economic recovery, a recent story in the Wall Street Journal suggests that entrepreneurs are typically a happy bunch. Somewhat surprising numbers considering the risk and long hours involved in running one's own business, but... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 23, 2009
Category:  General 
What Do Entrepreneurs Think?
A new survey of American entrepreneurs conducted by theEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation revealed that entrepreneurs continue tostruggle despite increasing optimism about the economy on Wall Street and thatthey want government to do more to encourage entrepreneurship. Conducted one week before Federal Reserve Chairman BenBernanke... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 23, 2009
Category:  General 
An Emerging National Innovation Strategy
While President Obama has said a lot of the right things about innovation and entrepreneurship, a number have pointed to a disconnect between those words and the actions and policies emerging from the Administration. Earlier today, the president again addressed the topic from Hudson Valley... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 21, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Energy  Environment  Health Care  Immigration  Intellectual Property  Physical Infrastructure  Red Tape  Technology Transfer  Workforce 
Challenges to Translational Research
PDE staff participated in a Capitol Hill briefing on translational research sponsored by the Council for American Medical Innovation. Our report of the event follows:On Thursday, September 17, the Council for American Medical Innovation brought together policy experts for its Capitol Hill briefing “Translational Research:... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 21, 2009
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
NSBA on Small Business Energy Efficiency
The National Small Business Association (NSBA) released a new report on energy efficiency, “On-Bill Financing:  Helping Small Business Reduce Emissions and Energy Use While Improving Profitability.” The report argues that small business could collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 259 million tons each year if... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 21, 2009
Category:  Energy  General 
Seed Capital, Entrepreneurs and Economic Recovery
Last week, I participated in the NASVF Annual Conference inOklahoma City where experts discussed again how to ensure that creditcrunches do not negatively impact start-up performance.The goodnews is that those gathering at this conference started from a commonappreciation that entrepreneurship cannot be on the sidelines ofeconomic and... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on September 21, 2009
This Week in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy
Tuesday, September 22, 2009Senate Committee on Finance - Open Executive Session"Business meeting to consider an original bill providing for health care reform."9:00 a.m.Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216   [more info]  Tuesday, September 22, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Roundtable"Small Business... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 21, 2009
Category:  General 
Developments in Washington from the Perspective of Small Businesses
PDE staff participated in a Virtual Summit organized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Our report of the event follows:On September 15, the NFIB held a Virtual Summit featuring interesting debates on the impact of health care reform proposals and the state of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 16, 2009
Category:  General  Health Care 
Matching Youth Unemployment with Entrepreneurship
Youth unemployment rates are soaring worldwide. That rate recently reached 15% in the UK, a record 25.5% in the U.S., and much higher numbers in other countries whereeconomic growth and opportunity have long failed to keep pace with thegrowing number of young people entering the labor force. However, youthunemployment... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on September 14, 2009
Category:  General  Global 

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