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The nurturing of new and young firms has so far not been given much attention in prominent global gatherings. International government meetings have mostly concentrated on passive SME policy and others like the World Economic Forum have treated entrepreneurs as a side ring at the circus. The maturing of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) to fill this gap is thus a welcome development.
EU Closing Innovation Gap with US
The innovation performance in European Union countries is on the rise—cutting in half the gap between it and the United States. However, the internal gap between EU member nations is widening.
Start-Up Chile in Search of Next 100 Global Startups
Since its inception, Start-Up Chile has received a considerable amount of attention for its search for bootstrappers who receive equity-free seed capital of $40,000 and a 1-year work visa in the South American country. Recently it announced the opening of its seventh round of applications—looking to select, fund, and host up to 100 startups while giving them access to a global network for those determined to make their projects global.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Both houses of Congress are still in Spring recess and will return next week. While reports differ on exactly how close Republicans and Democrats are to a deal on immigration reform, you can expect to hear a lot about the subject when they return—and in the weeks ahead.
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.