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2010

A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Sept. 27 - Oct. 04)

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: Start-up Odds of Survival Depend on Industry (Smart Business Trends)...

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Mark Marich
on October 04, 2010
Category:  General 
Global Entrepreneurship Week Growing Closer

In November, millions of people around the globe will participate in the world's largest celebration of entrepreneurship. Thousands of events in more than 100 countries will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 (GEW), Nov. 15-21. Now in its third year, the event will bring together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuity through local, national, and global activities.

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Mark Marich
on October 04, 2010
Category:  General  Global 
Measuring Entrepreneurship Around the World

I returned this weekend from the Aspen Institute’s annual meeting of development entrepreneurs in New York where fresh thinkers were hard at work looking for new approaches to impactful international economic development. USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah sought out the opportunity to present his new vision for his agency, and Carl Schramm, President of the Kauffman Foundation, challenged the traditional strategic and intellectual platform that has driven the tired policies of decades of Washington consensus thinking around how we stimulate global economic growth.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 04, 2010
Category:  General  Growth & Poverty 
Startup Weekend: Coming Soon to a City Near You

Startup Weekend, a nonprofit organization focused on educating entrepreneurs through community building, innovation and education, recently received a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to expand its efforts. The typical Startup Weekend event educates aspiring entrepreneurs and helps move them from idea to market all in the span of a 54-hour event over – you guessed it – a weekend.

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Mark Marich
on October 04, 2010
Category:  General  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

No relevant hearings are scheduled for this week.

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Mark Marich
on October 04, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Sept. 27)

With everyone in Washington focused on the upcoming elections, last week and the one ahead have been busy as members eye an October return to their home states for some last-minute campaigning. Here is a look at some relevant hearings for the week ahead.

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Mark Marich
on September 27, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Sept. 21-27)

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: Discussion: How Angels’ Growing Influence Affects Venture Capital (from The Wall Street Journal)...

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Mark Marich
on September 27, 2010
Category:  General 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Sept. 14-20)

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: To Create Jobs, Nurture Startups (The New York Times)...

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Category:  General 
Advancing Innovation... To Patients

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of healthcare technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians and medical product development teams. Patients suffer as a result because promising research and innovation is not being translated into new treatments. If that sounds identical to the problems surrounding the typical challenges in bringing innovation into the marketplace, it's because it should.

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Bolivia: Advancing a Nascent Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Like many developing countries, Bolivia has a nascent, but promising entrepreneurial environment. The country has a good number of institutions that offer financial and technical services that network the country’s millions of micro-entrepreneurs. However, as readers of this blog are well aware, data has confirmed time and again that it is young firms that grow that provide the most benefits to society in terms of job and wealth creation and innovation. Thus, the challenge ahead for Bolivia is to enable more growth entrepreneurs.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on September 20, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 

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