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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 
Economy Will Revive with Help from Entrepreneurs
Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy recently released its annual report The Small Business Economy. In an accompanying letter to the President, the report affirms that “the economy will revive, with help from America’s entrepreneurs.” This new edition documents the effects of the 2008 recession on... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 20, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
TARP Funds for Small Businesses?
The Obama Administration revealed last week that an initiative to redirect some of the $700 billion TARP funds away from banks and towards helping small businesses is on the table. Although no amounts have been specified, this new initiative would represent a significant shift... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 20, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
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 
SBA Funding on the Rise
Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Financial Services Appropriations Bill, which incorporates a $22 million increase for the Small Business Administration (SBA) over the President’s request. The bill allocates a total of $697 million in funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 14, 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 
Indicators of Entrepreneurial Tendencies
A newly released report by the Kauffman Foundation, Anatomy of an Entrepreneur, reveals that the majority of entrepreneurs had early propensity toward starting companies, judging by their academic performance and socio-economic backgrounds. For the study, author Vivek Wadwha surveyed 549 entrepreneurs in high-growth industries, including... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on July 13, 2009
Category:  General 

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