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Stapling Green Cards to Diplomas

The National Foundation for American Policy released a policy brief last week that says international students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) should get a green card “stapled” to their diplomas. With a growing number of Ph.D.s and Masters degrees earned by foreign nationals in these fields, plus a tremendous backlog on available green cards, US competitiveness is suffering.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 10, 2011
Canada 'Best Country for Business'

What is the best country for business? That would be Canada, according to Forbes’ annual look at the global economy and how individual countries are performing. The index evaluates countries on property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 10, 2011
Deadline Nearing for 'Global Scholars' Applications

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that the Kauffman Foundation was expanding its Global Scholars Program to include up to ten (10) recent graduates from US colleges and universities. The deadline to apply for one of those slots is now only one week away—applications must be submitted by Monday, October 17.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 10, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Hearings scheduled for the week ahead include a look at K through 12 STEM education, as well as several hearings broadly pertaining to clean technology and jobs.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 10, 2011
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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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 10, 2011
Entrepreneurs & a 'True Global Mindset'

Last week, we highlighted the fact that the Kauffman Foundation recently expanded its Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 03, 2011
Women Hold Key to Economic Growth

Women who are capable of starting growth companies that serve global markets may be the nation’s secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 03, 2011
Innovation Lifecycle Explains IP Importance

Why is intellectual property important to job creation and the expansion of economic growth? Do you know the five stages required to take an idea from initial conception to a final product in the marketplace?

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 03, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While the original House and Senate calendars called for recess last week, members of the Senate remained in Washington to work on a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown. It passed a six-week bill by a 79-12 vote and also passed a one-week continuing resolution to give the House until October 4 to act. Members of the House address HR 2608 today (October 3) at 5:00 pm.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 03, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (October 03 - 09)

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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Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 03, 2011

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