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Obama's Social Innovation Fund
The Corporation for National and Community Service will receive public feedback on their draft Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) until the end of this week.SIF is a new public-private initiative created by the 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 14, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Steady New Company Creation
A new Kauffman Foundation study, Exploring Firm Formation: Why Is the Number of New Firms Constant?, reveals that the annual new-business creation in the United States remains remarkably constant across time. This indicates that economic conditions, population growth, scarce or abundant capital, technological advances and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 14, 2010
Category:  General 
Hearing This Week
The following hearing details were announced after our Monday newsletter. It will take place in Palo Alto, CA. Friday, January 15, 2010House Committee on Foreign Affairs – Hearing“The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership”10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time)Arrillaga Alumni Center,... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 14, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Hotspots for Cleantech
As everyone continues to look to cleantech as a hot industry for the coming year, what are the best places to be to capitalize on the trend? A recent post from the Cleantech Group ranked the top universities, while an earlier post looked at the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment  Technology Transfer 
BYU Recognized for Commercialization Efforts
Brigham Young University was recently recognized in a BusinessWeek story as an "entrepreneur factory." According to the Association ofUniversity Technology Managers (AUTM), BYU now ranks first in the country inthe number of startups, licenses, and patent applications per research dollarspent. The private Mormon university has... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
Ranking the States: South Dakota Down to DC
South Dakota was recently named the most entrepreneur friendly state in the Small Business Survival Index put out each year by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. The 2009 edition again ranks the policy environment of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia -... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings
A couple of hearings are scheduled down the road to examine aviation security, but there still isn't much happening on the entrepreneurship front on Capitol Hill -- no relevant hearings or meetings are currently scheduled.  [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Energy Innovation Summit to Highlight ARPA-E Research Projects
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced that the inaugural "ARPA-EEnergy Innovation Summit" will take place March 1-3, 2010 at the GaylordNational Hotel & Convention Center in Washington, DC.  The event willserve as a forum for members of the scientific and research communities,investors, technology... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
Category:  Energy 
Diaspora Entrepreneurs: From Brain Drain to Brain Gain
We have long argued that the American model for development assistance could improve dramatically if entrepreneurship becomes a stronger element of economic development efforts. Unfortunately, the importance of new firm creation is a concept that has yet to gain relevance in traditional development models, such as the... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 11, 2010
Category:  Global 
2010 Emerging Scholars
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced last week the2010 recipients of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program, which recognizes theachievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions toresearch in entrepreneurship."Even though entrepreneurship is key to a sustainableeconomy, we have limited knowledge of this vital practice,"... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010

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