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Millenials Waiting to Launch Startups

In a beleaguered economy, the country needs entrepreneurs – the nation's job creators. Fortunately, a recent poll shows that the so-called millennial generation – those ages 18-34 – are an entrepreneurial bunch. Unfortunately, a few key barriers are holding them back, especially the economy.

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Mark Marich
on November 14, 2011
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With Election Day 2011 behind us, members of Congress start to settle back into their routines in Washington. With the rest of DC focused on Global Entrepreneurship Week, a handful of committee hearings are scheduled that somewhat address the policy environment to promote entrepreneurial growth.

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Mark Marich
on November 14, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

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 November 14, 2011
Category:  General 
Global Entrepreneurship Week Movement Blasts Off in 123 Countries

Today is another historic day for startups and our economies. It is the opening day of the fourth Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. In three short years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to more than 120 countries and this week organizers are expecting nearly 11 million people to show up at over 40,000 planned events and activities.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on November 14, 2011
Category:  Global 
Global Entrepreneurship Week Movement Blasts Off in 123 Countries

Today is another historic day for startups and our economies. It is the opening day of the fourth Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. In three short years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to more than 120 countries and this week organizers are expecting nearly 11 million people to show up at over 40,000 planned events and activities.

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Anonymous
on November 11, 2011
Bills Pass House, Offer More Funding Options

Last week, we told you in our weekly 'This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy' post that the House was examining a couple of bills “intended to make it easier for startups and other companies to raise capital.”

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Mark Marich
on November 07, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 
New Firms & Disruptive Technology

As countries get richer, they become more heavily dependent on home-grown innovation -- as opposed to simply expanding existing activities or borrowing good ideas from abroad -- to maintain their growth. And since new firms play an absolutely vital role in the innovation process, removing barriers to entrepreneurship becomes increasingly important to maintaining economic dynamism and prosperity.

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Mark Marich
on November 07, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While Washington, DC, has plenty going on during Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 14 – 20, Capitol Hill is fairly quiet during the week leading up to it. The House is in recess for the week—observing Election Day from their home districts—while Senate committees have a very light load of hearings.

Be sure to check back next week during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Mark Marich
on November 07, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

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 November 07, 2011
Category:  General 
Washington DC's Huge Celebration of Startups for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Regardless of whether American policymakers can ever fix domestic policy to boost entrepreneurship—as in making a Startup Visa happen or removing other barriers that slow the birth of new high growth firms—the nation’s capital will be alive with startup fever next week (November 14 – 18) as Global Entrepreneurship Week takes center stage around the world.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on November 07, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global 

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