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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Members of the Senate are still on Thanksgiving recess but the House is back in action. The House Rules Committee will work on a couple pieces of legislation this week before they hit the House floor. The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) takes aim at patent trolls through a number of reforms including increased transparency and ‘fee shifting’ so the loser pays attorney fees in a patent case. The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105) would effectively exempt private equity firms from registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other topics covered by committee hearings include: the bankruptcy code, small business lending, regulatory burdens on small financial institutions, the impacts of the health care law on small employers and government regulation in a changing energy landscape.

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Mark Marich
on December 02, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Talent Leads to Innovation—In Switzerland and Around the World
Back in the summer months, Switzerland came out on top of INSEAD’s 2013 Global Innovation Index that measures an country’s innovation capacity. It should stand to reason then that Switzerland does well in terms of attracting and developing the human capital necessary to drive that innovation. In its new Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD again points to Switzerland as the place to be. 
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Mark Marich
on December 02, 2013
Category:  General 
Startup Accelerators Decelerating?
Following persistent speculation that a startup accelerator bubble was forming — fueled by the exploding popularity of bootcamps, hackathons, co-working spaces and all-things-startup — a new report on TechCrunch suggests the trend may be losing steam.
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Mark Marich
on November 25, 2013
Category:  General 
Insights for an Entrepreneurial City
Metropolitan entrepreneurship issues are the focus of two new Kauffman Foundation reports released last week at the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
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Mark Marich
on November 25, 2013
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

The next couple of weeks will be fairly quiet in Washington, DC, as Congress has adjourned for Thanksgiving holiday recess. The House will reconvene in one week on Monday, December 2, while the Senate doesn’t reconvene until the following Monday, December 9.

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Mark Marich
on November 25, 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 November 25, 2013
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

‘The Startup Movement’ is the topic of a House Small Business Committee hearing this week—an appropriate and timely topic for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Georgetown University’s Jeff Reid and Kansas City Startup Village’s Adam Arredondo are scheduled to testify. Other topics covered in committee hearings include: Bitcoin and the future of virtual currency, content delivery methods in the digital age, medical mobile apps, the ‘Innovation Act’, small business exchanges in PPACA and more.

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Mark Marich
on November 18, 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 November 18, 2013
Category:  General 
GEW Policy Survey Tracks Opinions in 30 Countries
What do entrepreneurs in America have in common with entrepreneurs in Qatar? More than you might imagine, according to a recent survey sponsored by the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
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Mark Marich
on November 18, 2013
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurs Lack Recognition of Celebrities, Politicians and Athletes

Americans know their celebrities, living or dead: a full 96 percent recognize the name Marilyn Monroe.

But say "Steve Jobs" to a U.S. resident, and the odds are barely better than 50/50 that you'll get a nod of recognition for the founder of Apple.

Even entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. economy – and to daily life for millions – have relatively low public awareness, according to a study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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Mark Marich
on November 18, 2013
Category:  General 

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