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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
When Politicians Can't Be Entrepreneurial, Entrepreneurs Must Be PoliticalIs DC defunct? It sure seems that way. Just about everybody is bemoaning Washington’s dysfunctional political system. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 73 percent of respondents consider the system “broken.” Only 15 percent think it workable. Fifteen percent?! Louis XVI had higher public approval ratings on the day the Bastille fell. What’s next? A guillotine installed on Lafayette Square? [More]
Advancing Innovation... To PatientsDespite the growing sophistication and promise of healthcare technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians and medical product development teams. Patients suffer as a result because promising research and innovation is not being translated into new treatments. If that sounds identical to the problems surrounding the typical challenges in bringing innovation into the marketplace, it's because it should. [More]
By George, I Think You've Got... a Bailout?Long overdue assistance for America's small business owners? Or just another ill-conceived bailout?
In Washington, the answer to that question depends on which side of the aisle you sit. Outside Washington, it likely depends on whether or not your business sees a slice of a $30 billion fund intended to ease credit and stimulate lending to small businesses. [More]
Supporting Women & High-Growth EntrepreneurshipWhile data show that women start more than 50 percent of all businesses, their participation in high-growth startups remains extremely low. In an effort to change this, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to Astia, a premier business accelerator that works with women-led startups. The grant represents a commitment from both organizations to strategically work together to advance the participation of women in high-growth entrepreneurship. [More]
A Look Back at Innovation DailyEach day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from last week.
This Week in Entrepreneurship PolicyNo relevant hearings are scheduled for this week. [More]
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