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Latest Policy Blog: Bills Passed House Offering More Money

On Monday, Mark Marich wrote a blog about two pieces of legislation that passed through the House. Both would affect the nation's entrepreneurs and one addresses the new crowdfunding trend.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on November 09, 2011
A Captivating Slideshow for Entrepreneurs

This captivating and motivating slideshow captures the every individual's "Dear Future Entrepreneur" message.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on October 09, 2011
Global Scholars to Include U.S. Applicants
The Kauffman Foundation is expanding its successful Global Scholars Program to include up to ten recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities who will join other scholars from around the world. Applications can be submitted at www.kauffman.org, and must be completed by Oct. 17, 2011. [More]
Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on October 04, 2011
Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential

Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on September 30, 2011
The Importance of Intangibles

Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on September 26, 2011
Entrepreneurship Policy Experts: Weigh In

The Kauffman Foundation is in search of experts on high growth entrepreneurship policy to help create a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Weigh in with your thoughts on policies that facilitate entrepreneurship, ways to remove regulatory barriers for entrepreneurs, or any topic pertaining to global policy and entrepreneurship.

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Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on September 20, 2011
Three Things Entrepreneurs Do

This summer the Kauffman Foundation released The Startup Act. The comprehensive proposal for new legislation is aimed at jump-starting our nation’s economy through more successful startups. The data supporting the purpose and contents of The Startup Act are compelling. But sometimes, a little visual helps too.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on September 14, 2011
Ice House Entrepreneurs: Battling Hardship with Entrepreneurship

While policymakers scramble to make sense of the market volatility and rationalize our credit downgrade, many Americans have been left to fend for themselves. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a two-part learning project is designed to remind us of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on August 26, 2011
Why Detroit Could be the Next Big Startup City

Learn why Detroit is poised for entrepreneurial renaissance.

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Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on 8/23/2011
What's Your Excuse?
We recently hosted the inaugural class for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Education Program. The program coincidentally started just as the debt ceiling debacle was playing out in Washington. There was a shared moment of awareness that maybe those we feel should be making the economic ecosystem a better place for entrepreneurs were in fact incapable of doing so, and even doing things that were self-destructive; a reality driven home by the subsequent credit downgrade by S&P. [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on August 17, 2011

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