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What do entrepreneurs in America have in common with entrepreneurs in Qatar? More than you might imagine, according to a recent survey sponsored by the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
The work to support entrepreneurs continues and it reaches a high point this week as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) launches today in 140 countries with more than 7.5 million participants involved. Thousands of brand new startups are taking their first step this week, while others are driving their next growth phase.
Americans know their celebrities, living or dead: a full 96 percent recognize the name Marilyn Monroe.
But say "Steve Jobs" to a U.S. resident, and the odds are barely better than 50/50 that you'll get a nod of recognition for the founder of Apple.
Even entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. economy – and to daily life for millions – have relatively low public awareness, according to a study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
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.
‘The Startup Movement’ is the topic of a House Small Business Committee hearing this week—an appropriate and timely topic for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Georgetown University’s Jeff Reid and Kansas City Startup Village’s Adam Arredondo are scheduled to testify. Other topics covered in committee hearings include: Bitcoin and the future of virtual currency, content delivery methods in the digital age, medical mobile apps, the ‘Innovation Act’, small business exchanges in PPACA and more.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced last week that the nomination period is now open for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship.
Over the next three weeks, a series of stories by McKinsey on Society’s Voices will explore how entrepreneurial thinking can help solve the world’s most complex societal challenges. Broken into three segments—one per week—the ‘Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries’ series starts by taking a look at a few entrepreneurs that are creating social value.
Next week, King Mohammed VI of Morocco is visiting President Obama in Washington, DC, on the heels of an announcement that his Majesty’s government will convene an entrepreneurship summit in 2014 with the U.S. Government. Morocco has much to gain from its new partnership with the United States around startups.
Members of the House are back on Capitol Hill following last week’s district work period and there are a number of hearings scheduled for the week ahead. Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers shares the economic outlook with the Joint Economic Committee while CBO director Douglas Elmendorf appears before the House Budget Committee. Other topics covered include: federal investments in research, science and technology; patent trolls; advanced manufacturing; wireless spectrum; PPACA and more.
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