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Exploring Entrepreneurial Hubs Off the Beaten Path

What makes an entrepreneurial ecosystem flourish outside of Silicon Valley? Can startups be successful anywhere in the U.S.? While “anywhere” may be too tall a task, there seems to be growing evidence that startup communities are getting stronger throughout the country.

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Mark Marich
on January 28, 2013
Stanford Top MBA Program for Entrepreneurship

Stanford business school students put it at the top of the list of business schools—at least in regards to its offerings for entrepreneurship. As part of its rankings of the best business schools from the class of 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek asked students at 82 U.S. and international schools to rank their entrepreneurship programs.

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Mark Marich
on January 28, 2013
Category:  General 
America's Loss is India's Gain

This week we can expect President Obama to speak to immigration reform and a new immigration proposal to be unveiled in the Senate. I have discussed in this blog the importance of creating a U.S. Startup Visa for high skilled immigrants—but only in the context of America’s loss. We take a look today on what America's loss in terms of brainpower and innovation skills means for one nation—India.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on January 28, 2013
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Gun control, pension savings and access to health care are the only topics currently scheduled to be covered in hearings this week. Meanwhile, President Obama will be in Nevada tomorrow to unveil his plans for comprehensive immigration reform—stay tuned for details in next week’s PDE.

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Mark Marich
on January 28, 2013
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 January 28, 2013
Category:  General 
VC Dollars Continue Rebound, Pass $20 Billion in 2012

Is the venture capital industry back? The latest report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association shows that U.S. VC firms raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds during 2012. After being nearly cut in half from 2008 ($25.6 billion) to 2010 ($13.7 billion), it marks a second straight year of growth despite the number of funds dropping slightly (187 in 2011 to 182 in 2012).

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Mark Marich
on January 14, 2013
Category:  General 
Emerging Scholars Recognized for Work in Entrepreneurship

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently announced the recipients of its Emerging Scholars Program that recognizes the achievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship.

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Mark Marich
on January 14, 2013
Global Prospects for Startup Legislation in 2013

Every year, reports from the World Bank, the OECD and numerous private sector researchers tell us that nations are improving their regulatory environment in terms of reducing the complexity and cost of regulatory processes for starting a business. However, comprehensive reforms to stimulate startup creation are still relatively hard to find. Will the ever-intensifying global race to build strong startup ecosystems from the bottom-up change this?

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Jonathan Ortmans
on January 14, 2013
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Another relatively quiet week lies ahead on Capitol Hill. Several House committees have their organizational meetings scheduled while the Senate has yet to return. No relevant hearings are scheduled.

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Mark Marich
on January 14, 2013
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 January 14, 2013
Category:  General 

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