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Startup Chile's Global Footprint
As part of our ongoing discussion about the globalization of the startup movement, we look today at one nation’s strategy that appears to be very effective. Present at the recently concluded Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool were the leaders of Start-Up Chile, an almost two-year old initiative that has rapidly gained traction around the world. However, while it carries a similar name to other national initiatives around the globe, it has a very different approach.
Angels Feeling Confident, Too
While entrepreneurs continue to be optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, angel investors are now jumping in with both feet. Total investments? Up 12.1 percent. Number of entrepreneurial ventures funded? Up 7.3 percent. Number of active investors? Up 20 percent.
Think Before You Leap
Noam Wasserman of the Harvard Business School cautions entrepreneurs to take a step back and think before they take the proverbial leap. In a new Kauffman Sketchbook clip, Wasserman says one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face is "Should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business?"
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Congress returns from recess with a number of hearings of interest. The House Committee on Small Business takes a look ahead on “The Tax Outlook for Small Businesses” while other committee hearings target the dwindling capacity for bandwidth, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy technology, equity financing and more. Meanwhile on the Senate side, “Perspectives from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Creating Jobs and Growing Businesses through Entrepreneurship” leads the way in the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
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.