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States Providing Funding / Incentives for Entrepreneurs
[HT to Innovation Daily]  A recent piece on Forbes.com, “States that Truly Bet on Small Business," offers a glimpse at a Spinal Tap-esque list (it goes to 11) of states that strongly promote entrepreneurship through funding programs. Which states -- and programs -- make the list? Ohio: Ohio Third... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 05, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Patent Backlog Stifling Job Creation
The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), David Kappos, said at the annual trade show of the Biotechnology Industry Organization earlier this week that he thinks the USPTO is hampering the creation of millions of potential jobs because of its inability to... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 04, 2010
Category:  Intellectual Property 
The Presidential Summit's Report Card
Tim Kane, blogger for growthology.org and Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, has graded the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, separating his report into the following aspects:Title: A - “They could have had a summit on "Development" or on "Peace" which would have been instantly forgettable... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 04, 2010
Yes, Minister. Entrepreneurship.
The spirit of entrepreneurship was alive and well at last week’s Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. The White House took a political risk in hosting a summit on “global” entrepreneurship in a climate when so many Americans, anxious about their local economy, are easily blinded to... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on May 03, 2010
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (May 3-7, 2010)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010House Small Business Committee - Hearing“Tax Initiatives that Promote Small Business Growth”The Committee will analyze how targeted tax provisions aimed at small firms can maintain the economic recovery and encourage small business expansion.2360 Rayburn House Office Building 1:00 PM[more info]  Wednesday, May... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 03, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look at Innovation Daily (April 26 - May 2, 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: 10 Awesome companies built by teens (from American Express OPEN forum) Fixing Detroit: A... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 03, 2010
Bringing Change to Washington, Through Attrition
When Barack Obama was still a presidential candidate, he promised to change the way Washington worked. He was swept to power on this mantra of change accompanied by seemingly insurmountable majorities in both houses of Congress. But due to a multitude of factors, major membership... [More]
Cameron Cushman
on May 03, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  General  Digesting DC 

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