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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Nov. 29)

Congress has returned from the Thanksgiving week recess with several meetings and hearings scheduled.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 29, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Uruguay’s Entrepreneurship Fast-tracking

On my recent trip to South America during Global Entrepreneurship Week, I cast a mournful eye over Uruguay where, were it not for problems with flight schedules I had hoped to visit. Uruguay, the South American nation nestled between Brazil and Argentina, is trying to take the fast track toward becoming a startup economy.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on November 29, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Nov. 16-22)
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: The Future of Indian Technology (Tech Crunch)...
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Category:  General 
Global Entrepreneurship Week Sunsets with Renewed Hunger for Growth

I am happy to report that in its third year, Global Entrepreneurship Week grew by leaps and bounds. As more countries take advantage of this global movement, more minds are pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. GEW has not just inspired students looking for a way to reach their goals, but the leaders of nations who were inspired in their efforts to boost growth by the sheer energy of the millions of participants in GEW activities during the past two weeks. In case you haven’t been following, here are a couple of anecdotes from this year’s Week, and the reaction it produced among some of the world’s leaders.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on November 22, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
President Obama Proclaims National Entrepreneurs' Day

President Barack Obama and his Administration have sent a strong signal in support of the entrepreneurs who power the national economy. Last week, the president proclaimed Friday, November 19th as National Entrepreneurs' Day in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, founded and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy Nov. 22

No relevant hearings are scheduled while Congress observes the Thanksgiving recess.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Top States in 'New Economy' Identified in New Study

Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are the top five states at the forefront of the nation’s movement toward a global, innovation-based new economy, according to The 2010 State New Economy Index, released last week by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Young Still Want to Be Entrepreneurs

Despite a difficult economic climate, many young Americans are still interested in entrepreneurial pursuits. A Harris Interactive® online poll, conducted on behalf of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released in conjunction with the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, reveals that 40 percent of youth ages eight to 24 would like to start a business at some future point, or already have done so. Additionally, young people are overwhelmingly optimistic about the possibility of owning their own business. Seventy-five percent of the eight- to 12-year-olds, 62 percent of the 13- to 17-year-olds and 62 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds agree that they can successfully start their own businesses if they work hard.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
2010 State New Economy Index To Be Released

For the past couple of years, the Kauffman Foundation’s Bob Litan has teamed up with Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in releasing the State New Economy Index during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The trend continues this year at the ITIF offices on Thursday.

Many jobs lost in the recession are never coming back and job creation is expected to be sluggish for years. This has created an imperative to develop new jobs, business models and industries. The states are on the front line of this effort and it is more important than ever for them to embrace innovation and the New Economy...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 15, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily Nov. 09-15

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: The Crowdfunding Revolution (Innovation America)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 15, 2010
Category:  General 

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