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State Department Initiatives for Entrepreneurship Announced
At the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship which I am attending this week, in her speech before all the delegates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced specific steps to create entrepreneurial environments, expand access to capital and expertise, and advance mentorship for emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on April 28, 2010
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurship and National Security
The University of California – San Diego hosted Richard Boly on April 26 at the UCDC center for a presentation on “Why Entrepreneurship is a National Security Initiative.” Our report of the event follows: Richard Boly, Director of the Office of eDiplomacy at the U.S. Department... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 28, 2010
Category:  General 
Summit-Related Events Mapped
In addition to the official events on April 26 and 27 for the Presidential Summit, over thirty partner organizations have invited participants to independent events, highlighting how the President and the US Government have helped catalyze a long-term, sustainable conversation on entrepreneurship.  During recent months,... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 27, 2010
Category:  Global 
Washington Rolls Out Red Carpet for Global Entrepreneurship
This afternoon, President Obama addressed the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship organized by the Department of State and the Department of Commerce following his promise in Cairo last June. The event is designed to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, the Middle East, and South, Central and Southeast... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on April 26, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global 
COMPETES Introduced in the House
Last Friday, the House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) introduced HR 5116, America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010.COMPETES was originally signed into law in 2007 after receiving broad bipartisan support.  It was based on recommendations from the National Academies’ report Rising... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 26, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (April 26-30)
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010 Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Hearing “Connecting Main Street to the World: Federal Efforts to Expand Small Business Internet Access” Russell Senate Office Building, SR-428A Witness Panel 1:     * Jonathan Adalstein       Administrator       Rural Utilities Services     * Julius Genachowski       Chairman       Federal Communications Commission    ... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 26, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look at Innovation Daily (April 19-25, 2010)
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 innovation and entrepreneurship (from the Brookings Institution) Blueprint for fostering innovation (from... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 26, 2010
Boulder, Colorado: A Town for Startups
According to a new article by Vivek Wadhwa in BusinessWeek, Boulder, Colorado is the top U.S. destination for new tech companies largely because of a bottom-up revolution led by entrepreneurs. Wadhwa traces that revolution: 1970s: "The combination of entrepreneurship, engineering talent, and a counterculture vibe... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 23, 2010
Summit Delegates Make Their Way to Washington
[image courtesy America.gov]Individuals from more than 50 countries are on their way to Washington to serve as delegates to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. America.gov is telling the stories of several of those amazing delegates.Its feature on the summit -- slated for April 26 & 27 -- includes blog... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 23, 2010
Category:  Global 
VC & Startups Roundtable
According to PWC Money Tree 90% of “startup capital” comes from angel investors; who are these angels? How do angels and professionally managed angel groups contribute to the life cycle of a company; where do angels invest? where do VC’s invest? Also, the SBA Business... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 23, 2010
Category:  General 

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