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Mark Marich

Funding and Ecosystems Key to Young Entrepreneurs

A new report from EY has identified a collection of recommendations for policymakers to combat persistently high youth unemployment rates through entrepreneurial growth. The latest Avoiding a Lost Generation report, put together in collaboration with the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, identifies and analyzes the different youth unemployment issues faced by countries across the G20 and provides 10 key recommendations – on access to funding, tax and regulation and entrepreneurial culture and ecosystems.

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Global 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including a look at the next generation of female entrepreneurs, crowdfunding vs. venture capital, Silicon Valley as the world's top economic hotspot, ignoring the top science students in the U.S. and outcomes for companies that raise seed capital.

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With two more weeks in session before the August recess, there are several topics getting a look during committee hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill. In the Senate, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran help the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee explore challenges and opportunities to increase the ranks of female entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee discusses the current U.S. system of international taxation. In the House, the Small Business Committee examines private sector actions of the Small Business Administration, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense following the changes contained in the reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR Programs. Other topics covered include: assessing Dodd-Frank, minimum wage, copyright remedies, modernizing environmental regulations for businesses and more.

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Mark Marich
on July 21, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Latin America Seeks Research based Policy Design

More and more countries are interested in promoting entrepreneurial growth -- demanding ever-improving data and information. The Argentina-based research organization PRODEM has responded to this demand with its Index of Systemic Conditions for Dynamic Entrepreneurship (ICSEd-Prodem).

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

After a slow week for followers of the entrepreneurial economy on Capitol Hill, the week ahead looks to be full of relevant committee hearings. Craig Venter, the biologist and entrepreneur who was one of the first people to sequence the human genome, testifies on policies to spur innovative medical breakthroughs. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to appear on both sides of the Hill to talk about monetary policy and the state of the economy. Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf provides the long-term budget outlook to the House Budget Committee. Other topics covered by hearings include: occupational licensing and its barriers to entrepreneurship, combatting cybercrime, the future video marketplace, capitalizing on federal R&D, 21st century manufacturing and more.

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Exchange Program Aims to Strengthen Entrepreneurship in Americas

The U.S. Department of Commerce, in collaboration with INADEM (the Mexican National Entrepreneurship Institute), Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Organization of American States, is organizing a high-level visit and cooperative exchange to three Mexican centers of innovation and entrepreneurship later this summer.

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including entrepreneurship education, Google Venture making moves in Europe, what the U.S. can learn from global investors, the digital future of healthcare and the question, "Has Silicon Valley jumped the shark?"

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Mark Marich
on July 14, 2014
Category:  General 
State and Local Governments Turning to Entrepreneurs

While states like Indiana and Texas target growth through a zero sum game battle over existing businesses, there are increasing reports of local and state governments that are focusing on entrepreneurial growth.

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Mark Marich
on July 07, 2014
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While members of Congress return to Washington this week from the Independence Day recess, Capitol Hill remains fairly quiet this week -- at least in terms of committee hearings. According to the National Journal, an increasing focus on the looming midterm elections is contributing to a less-than-productive July. Meanwhile, the House Small Business Committee is examining cash accounting and its utilization by new and small firms.

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Mark Marich
on July 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including the trend toward entrepreneurial development by cities and states, the massive and growing demand for developers, help for older entrepreneurs, angel investing in Canada and a cautionary note about U.S. innovation.

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Mark Marich
on July 07, 2014
Category:  General 

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