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JOBS Act Set to Sail Through

While the Senate approved the JOBS Act late last week, it attached an amendment that requires House approval before the legislation makes it to President Obama to be signed into law. However, the amendment—which increases investor protections in crowdfunding—is not enough to derail the hugely popular legislation which is expected to sail through the House easily this week.

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Mark Marich
on March 26, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Entrepreneurship Way Forward for Pakistan

According to a new paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, development spearheaded by entrepreneurs and startups could create a "virtuous circle" of growth and reform to overcome violence and weak governance in Pakistan and other fragile states where traditional development programs have failed.

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Mark Marich
on March 26, 2012
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With all eyes on the anticipated House approval of the JOBS Act (the Senate passed a modified version last week 73-26), several hearings are still on our radar screen for the week ahead. Cyber-security gets scrutinized by several subcommittee hearings on the House side while the Senate deals with mobile payments and renewable energy tax incentives among other issues.

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Mark Marich
on March 26, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Brazil and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2013

With stadiums rising across the country for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, it is clear Brazil itself is rising on the world stage. The country’s economic growth has led it to overtake the UK as the world's sixth-largest economy while the announcement last week that it won the bid to host the next Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) will spotlight the role that entrepreneurs have played in the country’s newfound economic prowess and international standing.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on March 26, 2012
Category:  Global 
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 March 26, 2012
Category:  General 
Liverpool’s Legacy

I have just returned today from the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Liverpool where a weeklong festival of entrepreneurship floated powerful ideas about everything from seeding startup communities to smarter national top-down policies. This week I take a quick look at last week’s GEC and why it matters as a symbol of the democratization of entrepreneurship.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on March 19, 2012
Category:  Global 
Canada, Singapore Top Global Innovation Policy Index

In the midst of intense global competition for innovation supremacy among countries, Canada and Singapore are a half-step ahead of the pack, according to the latest Global Innovation Policy Index.

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Mark Marich
on March 19, 2012
Category:  Global 
New Business Startups Declined in 2011: Arizona Tops List of U.S. States

The latest Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity shows that the rate of new business creation dipped during 2011 and startup founders remained more likely to go it alone than to employ others—quite possibly due to the continued recession and the typically higher rate of necessity entrepreneurs during periods of economic distress.

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Mark Marich
on March 19, 2012
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

The House returns from a short District work period coincides with an increase in activity in the week ahead. The Small Business Committee looks to entrepreneurs to lead economic recovery while Financial Services examines mobile payments and the future of money. On the Senate side, crowdfunding and SBICs highlight the hearings.

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Mark Marich
on March 19, 2012
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 March 19, 2012

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