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Encouraging College Grads to Pursue an Entrepreneurial Path

The dreaded student loan. The moment you graduate from college the clock starts ticking toward that first payment. Land a job, pull in a steady paycheck and the pressure subsides. But how many recent graduates have not followed their entrepreneurial passion because their student loan...

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Mark Marich
on July 26, 2010
Category:  Education 
Combing the World for Cleantech Entrepreneurs

This year has brought a lot of productive give-and-take of ideas on clean energy innovation by people around the world who saw opportunity rather than doom in the combination of environmental and financial challenges. Last May, for example, I joined over 140 participants from all...

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 25, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 19-25)

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: Financial Reform Legislation Gives Angel Investors a Break (from Small Business Trends) Venture-Capital...

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2010
Conference Highlights Upcoming Focus on Cleantech

The National Cleantech Open Conference took place in San Jose last week, headlined by the Under Secretary of Energy, Dr. Kristina Johnson. Dr. Johnson spoke of the importance of innovation within the cleantech industry and announced a Department of Energy grant of $122 million over five years to...

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Mark Marich
on July 23, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
Roadblocks to Startup Success

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: Financial Reform Legislation Gives Angel Investors a Break (from Small Business Trends) Venture-Capital...

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2010
Category:  General  Immigration 
Peace (and Startups) in the Middle East

World leaders have focused on peace in the Middle East for decades and efforts to engage populations directly through entertainment and the arts -- like music, dance, poetry and painting -- have also aimed to bridge the gap between cultures. Now, Startup Weekend is banking on...

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Mark Marich
on July 19, 2010
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Tuesday, July 20, 2010House Science and Technology Committee - Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight"Building a Science of Economics for the Real World" Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 10:00AM - 12:00PMWitnesses: Dr. Robert M. Solow, MIT; Dr. Sidney G. Winter, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Scott E. Page, University of...

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Mark Marich
on July 18, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 12-18)
 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: Wanted: Passionate, Aspiring Founders of High-growth, Scalable Education Venture (from the Kauffman Foundation) MIT's... [More]
Mark Marich
on July 18, 2010
Category:  General 
Iceland: Conquering the Economic Crisis with Entrepreneurship
Amidst all the bad news in Iceland related to the economic crisis and the disruption caused earlier this year by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the country has seen some entrepreneurial silver linings. The stream of positive signs I noticed began in March this year when Iceland... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 18, 2010
Category:  Global 
Innovation in Economic Development
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Awards. The deadline for entries is August 27th, 2010 and winners will be announced October 27th, 2010. The purpose of the awards is to "recognize... [More]
Mark Marich
on July 16, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 

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