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Protecting U.S. Global Dominance in Biomedical Products
A new Kauffman Foundation paper, The Distributed Partnering Model for Drug Discovery and Development, argues that drug discovery is in jeopardy and recommends a new “distributed partnership model” for speeding therapeutic products to market. In the 20th century, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies were the major... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 28, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Tapping your Entrepreneurial IQ
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) have launched a new online program to identify the entrepreneurial mindset. “Mindset: Tapping your entrepreneurial IQ” provides an inside look at the underlying beliefs that drive behavior that enables entrepreneurs to succeed. Are entrepreneurs... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 28, 2010
Category:  Education  General 
Entrepreneurial Households Fare Better
New research from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy suggests that business-owning households are more likely than others to have higher income and wealth.Income and Wealth: How Did Households Owning Small Businesses Fare from 1998 to 2007?  by George W. Haynes examines how... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 28, 2010
Category:  General 
NSF’s Science and Engineering Indicators 2010
The Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 report is now available. Here are a few highlights:   The United States remained by far the single largest R&D-performing country. Its R&D expenditure of $369 billion in 2007 exceeded the Asian region’s total of $338 billion and the EU’s (EU-27)... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 27, 2010
The Future of Community Development Venture Capital
When President Barack Obama called for sweeping new restrictions on the ability of commercial banks to make a variety of investments, some started worrying that the restrictions could include investments in community development venture capital (CDVC) funds.  The Wall Street Journal reported in “Bank Rules... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 27, 2010
Category:  General 
EDA Recognizes Importance of New, High-growth Firms
In a keynote address to a summit hosted by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Northwestern University in Chicago on January 15, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez called for more high-growth entrepreneurship and innovation planned and run by regions’ entrepreneurs and civic... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 27, 2010
Category:  General 
Senate Asks SBA to Implement FAST Partnership
Last week, Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) co-signed a letter from the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to Karen Mills, SBA Administrator, requesting that the SBA swiftly implement the allocated funds for the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership. FAST provides... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 26, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Friedman: “More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”
Thomas Friedman had an excellent piece this past weekend on New York Times titled “More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” where he called for a more entrepreneur-friendly environment. I recommend that you read the entire op-ed, but here are a few excerpts that drive the... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 25, 2010
Category:  General 
Real Support for Entrepreneurs: What Are We Waiting For?
So we know that entrepreneurs are the primary engines of job creation in the United States. Research study after research study has confirmed that it is young firms that drive improvements in the employment situation. From 1980–2005, firms less than five years old accounted for all... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on January 25, 2010
Category:  Education  General  Immigration  Red Tape  Tax Code  Technology Transfer 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Wednesday, January 27, 2010House Committee Science and Technology - Hearing"The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E): Assessing theAgency’s Progress and Promise in Transforming the U.S. EnergyInnovation System"10:00 AM - 12:00 PMRayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 [more info]  Thursday, January 28, 2010 Senate Committee... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 25, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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