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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Oct. 19-25)

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: Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding (Mashable.com)...

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Mark Marich
on October 25, 2010
Category:  General 
A Silent G20 and the Need for Entrepreneurial Role Models in South Korea

I have just returned today from a short visit to South Korea where I addressed an international conference and met with various universities both in Seoul and Daejeon Valley – described to me by locals as Korea’s Silicon Valley.

Visitors arriving at Seoul’s acclaimed airport can only be impressed by its sophisticated application of technology into everyday lives. The train I rode from Seoul to Daejoen cruised at 300 Kilometers per hour, every taxi in Seoul was clean and paid for with a back seat touchpad card reader and the urban planning seemed super smart with local government being placed in beautiful floating structures on the river and national government being moved altogether out of Seoul.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 25, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Global  Workforce 
Economics Bloggers Want to See Lower Barriers to Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Foundation has been surveying the nation’s top economics bloggers each quarter. In this last quarter, they have once again conveyed a steadily deteriorating view of the U.S. economy in responses. Respondents’ outlook on the U.S. economy is even more pessimistic than in any previous quarterly survey in 2010, with 99 percent saying that conditions are mixed, facing recession or in recession.

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Mark Marich
on October 25, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Oct. 25)

Both houses of Congress are home campaigning for the upcoming elections.

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Mark Marich
on October 25, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Video Highlights of the Translational Medicine Alliance Forum

The 2010 Translational Medicine Alliance Forum, hosted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Council for American Medical Innovation and Faster Cures, convened industry leaders to help facilitate a better understanding of effective models enabling and accelerating the progress of translating scientific research into patient treatment focusing on three key elements:

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 25, 2010
Category:  Health Care 
New Federal Tax Provision Accelerates Angel Investments

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) has alerted its members about the provision of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that provides a 100 percent exemption for gains made in Qualified Small Business Stock. This benefit is for investments made between September 27 and December 31, 2010. “This provision encourages angels and entrepreneurs to speed up investments that are already in the pipeline,” said Marianne Hudson, ACA’s executive director. “The significance is that entrepreneurs will receive the funds they need to grow their businesses sooner. That means they can hire people which adds new jobs to the economy.”

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Mark Marich
on October 20, 2010
Category:  Tax Code  Growth & Poverty 
A Bright Future for Entrepreneurs in China

The China we knew as the enormous economy largely fueled by cheap labor and inexpensive manufacturing has changed. Though happening slowly compared to its potential, China is becoming one of the most innovative economies on the planet and the birthplace of entrepreneurs like Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, who are entrepreneurial rock stars at home and around the world. Entrepreneurial capitalism seems to be taking hold in China. How is entrepreneurship overcoming the roadblocks of a planned economy?

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 18, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Oct. 12-18)

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: Tech Startups Aren’t Relying on Venture Capital (The Gazette)...

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Mark Marich
on October 18, 2010
Category:  General 
Action Plan for New Age of Health Care

Last week I participated in an interesting gathering in Washington, DC of top medical and policy experts who issued a new health care manifesto that might be of interest to entrepreneurs in the space. Hosted by the Council for American Medical Innovation, FasterCures and the Kauffman Foundation, the 2010 Translational Medicine Alliance Forum (TMAF) brought together leaders from academia, government agencies, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and venture industries to discuss models to enable and accelerate the progress of translational medicine.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 18, 2010
Category:  Health Care 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Oct. 18)

Both houses of Congress are home campaigning for the upcoming elections.

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Mark Marich
on October 18, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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