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A New Class of Entrepreneurial Community Colleges
At a Community College Workforce Alliance meeting today here in Richmond, Virginia, there were clear signs of heightened interest in the role that community colleges can play in advancing entrepreneurship as a means of getting Americans back to work. Following support from President Barack Obama and Startup America, plus a recent announcement of a $1 million grant from the Kauffman Foundation to scale one model to more schools around the country, a new generation of educators appear intent on maximizing the potential of their communities to produce more new innovative firms.
Senators Unveil Startup Act 2.0
Four U.S. Senators (Chris Coons, D-DE; Jerry Moran, R-KS; Marco Rubio, R-FL; Mark Warner, D-VA) recently introduced Startup Act 2.0. The bipartisan legislation, which combines two pieces of legislation that were introduced last year, builds upon the original Startup Act and the AGREE Act and highlights four major components to jumpstarting the nation’s economy.
Atlanta, Miami Entrepreneurs Optimistic—What About Others?
Entrepreneurs in Atlanta and Miami are an optimistic bunch—even in the face of uncertain economic times. A new survey released today by Dell and Intel reveals a bright local outlook for startups and small businesses in the two southern cities—showing a favorable view of the local economy and local organizations supporting businesses as well as healthy expectations for growth.
A New ‘Front Door’ for Entrepreneurship
Through its new ‘Innovation Fund America’ project, the Kauffman Foundation is betting that community colleges throughout the country can mentor and fund new high-growth startups—driving regional economic growth.
Agencies Announce 2012 Accelerator Challenge
Faced with another disappointing jobs report—the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in May—the Obama Administration is looking to a new multi-agency competition to develop regional clusters and create jobs while strengthening advanced manufacturing.
Kauffman Accepting 2013 Dissertation Fellowship Program Proposals
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The program is open to students at U.S.-accredited institutions who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. It is expected that applicants will complete their dissertation during the 2013-2014 academic year.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Headlining the hearings for the week ahead is Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke presenting ‘The Economic Outlook’ to the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). Also, SBA Administrator Karen Mills addresses the SBA’s Management of Its Capital Access Programs before the House Committee on Small Business.
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.