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Scaling Up Female Entrepreneurship
America needs all the talent it can get at home to spur job creation and economic growth. Recently, we have given a lot of attention to the untapped potential of immigrant entrepreneurs. Today, I take a look at other data and ask what we can do to enable more women in America to achieve their full potential as entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship Education Breaks Out of B-school
For years, lectures and programs on entrepreneurship on American campuses were confined to its business schools—but times have changed and entrepreneurship education is fully in the mainstream. A couple of recent white papers from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation demonstrate how these programs now reach students in disciplines across the curriculum, teaching them how to become innovative problem solvers, whether or not they ever start a business.
OECD Takes Startup Pulse
OECD data released in the July issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance shows that startup rates remain largely below pre-crisis levels. This is particularly so in the Euro area. Despite the gloomy scenario, there is some good news in the OECD analysis: startups rates are responsive to policy changes.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Members of Congress have left Washington to travel back to their home districts and states for August recess. Last month, we pointed out a study from the Congressional Management Foundation that outlined what members typically do when they return home for recess. The pace of the August recess is slower than most and according to a story in National Journal last week, what members will do this August varies widely—ranging from international trips to local fundraisers and family vacations to face time with voters.
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.