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Recognizing Student Contributions to Solving World Problems
The Kauffman Foundation has awarded a grant to Olin College of Engineering to implement a nationwide award competition that will recognize students’ contributions to solving the major challenges facing the world today. The “Extraordinary Stories Student Awards” will be given to students who have completed science... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 08, 2010
Category:  Education 
The Economic Power of University Spin-offs
According to Krisztina Holly, vice provost for innovation at the University of Southern California and former founding executive director of MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, “an opportunity to solve our job crisis lies right under our noses.” In an opinion piece for CNN, Holly explained:... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 08, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
As the nation seeks solutions to joblessness, policymakers and the media have been looking at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that has skillfully been tapping on our youth’s inventiveness and entrepreneurial potential through entrepreneurship education. The media has been highlighting the impressive... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 08, 2010
Category:  Education 
Leading Economics Bloggers Share Grim Outlook
The Kauffman Foundation has released the findings of its inaugural Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Top Economics Bloggers.As we reported on Monday, more than 200 top economics bloggers who participated in the mid-January survey graded on an A to F grading scale U.S. institutions... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 03, 2010
Category:  General 
Facts on Job Creation
In light of President Obama's State of the Union pledge to make the creation of a million jobs his priority in the year to come, the Kauffman Foundation has compiled a list of related facts and studies:•    Why it is that young firms—not necessarily small... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 03, 2010
Category:  General 
Young Firms (and our Nation) Need a Payroll Tax Holiday
The unemployment pressure does not appear to abate. Layoffs continue every day and despite massive government intervention for economic recovery, there is little evidence of anything more than a slow, prolonged recovery. It is time to give a payroll tax holiday for young firms.Different forms... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on February 01, 2010
Category:  Tax Code 
Bloggers to Grade Economic Institutions
On an A to F grading scale, top economics bloggers grade U.S. institutions and organizations that influence the economy in a new Kauffman survey that is coming out tomorrow. The nation's top economics bloggers give the highest marks to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 01, 2010
Category:  General 

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