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2014

A Quick Guide to Smart Entrepreneurship Policymaking

The latest Entrepreneurship Policy Digest from Kauffman, The Dos and Don'ts of Local Entrepreneurship Promotion, now offers certain principles of a new, evidence-based, entrepreneur-centred approach visible at the state and local level to put entrepreneurs at the center.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 14, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Greeks and Italians Denounce Government Barriers

Although recovery is slowly spreading from Germany to other EU member countries, and all but two EU countries (Cyprus and Slovenia), are expected to avoid recession in 2014, economic growth estimates are weak. Jobless rate for the entire region are expected to remain near a record 12%.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 14, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With Passover upon us and Easter just around the corner, members of the U.S. House and Senate are in recess for the next two weeks -- just don't call it a Spring Break. Congress is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 28. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 14, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on the next big wave of innovation, the perpetual race for higher broadband speeds, the coming robot revolution, entrepreneurial thinking in hospitals and San Francisco's 'me too' problem. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 14, 2014
Category:  General 
Rwanda's Reset

Media attention was on Rwanda last week as the country commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide. While the tragedy of human loss amounting to 800,000 people in just 100 days will never be forgotten, entrepreneurs are offering hope for a better future. 

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 14, 2014
Category:  Global 
Administration Goes 'All In' on Global Entrepreneurship

Following up on President Obama's promise at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit last fall, the administration today convened the first-ever meeting of its Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). The group features accomplished entrepreneurs such as Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, Rich Barton, co-founder of Zillow, Tory Burch, fashion entrepreneur / brand, and Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global 
Measuring the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship education and training programs have rapidly proliferated in recent years. However, impact evaluation to determine what really works versus what doesn't in preparing the next wave of entrepreneurs has not kept pace. A couple of organizations have set out to address such challenge of increased investment in educational entrepreneurship programs without corresponding research or evidence to support decisions, including the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN), a collaboration of research organizations around the world.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Global  Education 
New Policy Digest Makes Case for Startup Visa

The first in a new series of policy digests from the Kauffman Foundation highlights strategies for how a 'startup visa would allow immigrants to start businesses in the U.S. after satisfying certain funding, employment and other requirements. The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs features an analysis of possible economic contributions of one proposal currently before Congress and goes on to offer the following research-based strategies to maximize the benefits of any startup visa:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Immigration 
The Lean Startup Goes to Washington
Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government. [More]
Posted by: Anonymous
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Hungary's Slow But Steady Startup Roadmap

Instability within several former socialist economies prompted me to look at their developing entrepreneurial ecosystems and check in on whether the entrepreneurial mindset is emerging among new generations. Given that it stands at 54 in the ranking of 189 economies on the ease of doing business, Hungary seemed like a good place to start.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Global 

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