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This Week in Entrpreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.

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Mark Marich
on August 25, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
What Our Language Says About Us

Recently, the Oxford English Dictionary released its annual list of new words in the English language. I was struck by how the list reflects the current times in our country, not only in popular culture, but also in our current political and economic climate.

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Cameron Cushman
on August 20, 2010
Category:  General  Digesting DC 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Aug 9-15)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Senator Shaheen Proposes New Federal Grants to Support Sci-tech Programs (from Boston.com) Ohio Fund Supports...

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Mark Marich
on August 16, 2010
Category:  General 
Betting on Entrepreneurial Growth

Cities and states focused on attracting big box stores and corporate behemoths like Dell Computers are going about it all wrong. If they want to promote sustainable economic growth, they need to bet on age instead of size -- putting their energies into cultivating an environment conducive to new, entrepreneurial startups.

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Mark Marich
on August 16, 2010
Category:  General  Growth & Poverty 
Catalyzing Global Entrepreneurship Support

Following up on chatter following my blog last week discussing the need for caution around the quality of interventions that seek to provide technical support to entrepreneurs, I will continue the conversation thread this week with a post discussing another  innovative entrepreneurial support program  - iStart, which happens to open for business today.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on August 16, 2010
Kauffman Foundation introduces iStart

The following press release was just issued by the Kauffman Foundation about the iStart, a new Web-based platform that helps organizations simplify how they market and administer business plan competitions worldwide. New Hub for Business Plan Competitions to Create Access, Transparency for Entrepreneurial Community Worldwide (Kansas...

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Anonymous
on August 16, 2010
Category:  General  Global  Technology Transfer 
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Revived

Eliminated by the previous administration, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) will soon reemerge.  The U.S. Department of Energy announced recently plans to reestablished SEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Serving as an independent advisory committee to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the twelve-member board is comprised of scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials.

 

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Mark Marich
on August 16, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrpreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.

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Mark Marich
on August 16, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Aug 2-Aug 8)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Obama's Business Innovation Hubs: Down, But Not Out (from Justmeans.com) Innovation...

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Mark Marich
on August 09, 2010
Category:  General 
Assessing Skill Building Programs for Entrepreneurs

With nearly all net job growth in our country coming from companies less than five years old, Congress has debated this year what the role of government should be in developing programs and interventions that support entrepreneurship. While the World Bank’s Doing Business project reported a record number of new pro-entrepreneurship legal and regulatory reforms around the world in 2009, governments and multi-national institutions continue to be tempted to develop entrepreneurship development programs.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on August 09, 2010
Category:  General 

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