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FDA Investigative Hearing

Highlights: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Regulatory Reform Series #5 – Hearing entitled, “FDA Medical Device Regulation: Impact on American Patients, Innovation and Jobs”

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
Entrepreneurship on Campus

I hope that like me, you have had the chance to witness the burgeoning phenomenon of entrepreneurship curriculum in American higher education. More and more, students have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship on campus. In the process of creating entrepreneurship programs, universities have become more entrepreneurial themselves. This is great news. Colleges and universities are natural incubators of creativity and new ways of looking at things. And this new reality might mean that colleges and universities are better preparing students for success in the American economy where more professionals need to make their own jobs.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 22, 2011
A Start Up Act At Last

It is time to implement new methods to shake our economy out of this lingering spell of slow growth (a disappointing 2% rate) and high unemployment (hovering around 9%). And while the large federal budget deficit does not leave much room for implementing more traditional economic remedies, the Kauffman Foundation—at a press conference this morning here at the National Press Club in Washington, DC—suggested it is time for legislation. Startup legislation.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 21, 2011
Reviewing the Tax Code

There is not an iota of doubt that the current tax code has serious problems, in the sense that it seems to favor more the issuance of debt, rather than the issuance of equity for businesses to raise capital. But what are some of these problems? A few of them came to light at a Joint Congressional Testimony of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee.

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Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
National Nanotechnology Investment: Manufacturing, Commercialization & Job Creation

Last Thursday, members of the Subcommittee on Science and Space met to discuss the reauthorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) with a witness panel of five experts in the revolutionary field of nanotechnology. Created in 2000, the NNI has facilitated communication and collaboration between 25 federal agencies involved in groundbreaking nanotechnology research.

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Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy (July 18 - July 24)

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy.

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Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 18 - 24)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011
New Firms Starting Smaller, Growing Slower

Companies established in 2009 could employ one million fewer people than the historic norm. That is the alarming bottom line from a recent Kauffman study that shows the U.S. jobs problem pre-dates the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The research suggests that the country faces a far more fundamental employment challenge—a long-term trend that the researchers call a slow jobs "leak."

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Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011
Former Clinton Advisor Points to Startups

In the June issue of Newsweek, former US President Bill Clinton put forward a dozen or so ideas on how to attack the jobs crisis (cleverly titled, of course, 'It's Still the Economy Stupid'). One of those ideas was ‘More Cash for Startups’ where he talked about a plan by the Obama Administration to allow converting tax credits to cash equivalents tied to the number of employees hired for green jobs and startups.

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Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011
Switzerland Tops Global Innovation Index

According to the latest Global Innovation Index, Switzerland tops a list of 125 economies around the world as the most innovative—up three spots from last year’s rankings.

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Mark Marich
on July 11, 2011

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