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Mark Marich

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 a new accelerator from Mastercard and Silicon Valley Bank, the digitization of American health care, the amazing abilities of 3D printers, crowdfunding in biotech and Daymond John's impact on entrepreneurship among minorities.

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Mark Marich
on February 24, 2014
Category:  General 
Brazilian Minster Says Starting Up Will Get Easier

Called “Rede Sim” (Yes Network), Brazil is implementing an integrated system to fulfill regulations to open a business. The system will be operating starting June 2014, announced Minister for Micro and Small Enterprises Guilherme Afif Domingos.

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Mark Marich
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Global 
State of Entrepreneurship 2014

For the past four years, the Kauffman Foundation has held a State of Entrepreneurship Address to examine issues critical to the growth of new and young firms. This week, Kauffman President and CEO Tom McDonnell will present the state of entrepreneurship in America and kick off the Foundation's "America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda," which will highlight recommendations for more prosperity. The fifth annual address is streaming live from the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, February 12, starting at 12 noon EST.

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Mark Marich
on February 10, 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 role of universities in new business starts, entrepreneurial ecosystems enhancing economic diversification, knowing when to accept venture capital and growing confidence from venture capitalists.

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Mark Marich
on February 10, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Tuesday is a busy day for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. First, the committee will examine the challenges and advantages of an increasing number of seniors engaging in entrepreneurial activity. It will also conduct a nomination hearing for Maria Contreras-Sweet, President Obama’s pick to head the Small Business Administration. Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on the Budget will be reviewing the Congressional Budget Office’s latest report — The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014-2024.  Other topics covered by hearings this week include: the rapid growth of wireless technology and the Internet of Things, regulatory burdens, open science and innovation at the EPA, monetary policy and the minimum wage.

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Mark Marich
on February 10, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
How Can Governments Help Entrepreneurs?

Are governments wasting their time and money with all of their efforts to promote entrepreneurial growth in their communities and countries? Not quite, but they could certainly be spending their resources more wisely. A new report from the Kauffman Foundation argues “despite billions of dollars in government research expenditures, the presence of research universities and patents are not associated with higher rates of entrepreneurship” and “the public sector can affect few significant factors to encourage entrepreneurship.”

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Mark Marich
on February 03, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education 
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 President Obama's State of the Union speech, the arrogance of Silicon Valley, Palestinian accelerator graduates, crowdsourcing and the shrinking need for tech transfer offices.

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Mark Marich
on February 03, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

The big topic on Capitol Hill this week is protecting consumer privacy with one committee hearing in the House and three in the Senate. In late 2013, Target suffered a massive data breach affecting up to 110 million customers and they will be represented at two of the hearings — along with representatives from Neiman Marcus, Symantec, Consumers Union, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission and more. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: the 2014 budget, inefficiencies in federal programs for small businesses, Dodd-Frank’s Volcker Rule, financial research and the commercialization of space.

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Mark Marich
on February 03, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Angel Deals Still Down

Toward the tail end of 2013, we highlighted a couple of reports that pointed to a fairly stable angel market in the U.S. The latest from one of those reports, the Halo Report — from Angel Resource Institute (ARI), Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and CB Insights — may suggest reason for a bit of concern. According to the report, median angel round sizes are down $180,000 per deal since Q1 2013 ($700,000 to $520,000).

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Mark Marich
on January 27, 2014
Category:  General 
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Bit by bit, entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. are picking up confidence along the road to economic recovery — and they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. The latest Startup Confidence Index from the Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom shows a greater willingness from entrepreneurs to put personal savings toward new business ventures. Personal savings as a means for funding the startup jumped from 66 percent in 2012 to 86 percent in 2013.

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Mark Marich
on January 27, 2014
Category:  Growth & Poverty  General 

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