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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (May 17 - 23)
Marich Mark
5/23/2011
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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: CMU Debuts Entrepreneurship Fund for Alumni (Pittsburgh Business Times)...

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Baton Rouge Entrepreneur Wins Ticket to 'Big Omaha'
Marich Mark
5/3/2011
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Baton Rouge entrepreneur Wendy Overton is packing her bags for Nebraska after winning a ticket to Big Omaha, the sold-out conference on innovation and entrepreneurship to be held May 11 - 13, 2011.

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US Veterans Turn to Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
5/10/2011
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A new study by the SBA Office of Advocacy shows that veterans are at least 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than civilians who have never served in the military. While self-employment doesn't necessarily equal entrepreneurship, it is certainly one available measuring stick.

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Economics Bloggers See Rain Clouds Ahead
Marich Mark
5/9/2011
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Each quarter, the country’s top economics bloggers share their opinions on the U.S. economy – and the most recent results aren’t favorable. After a somewhat sunnier outlook earlier this year, the dark clouds are rolling in on the horizon. According to the second quarter Kauffman Economic Outlook, 85 percent of respondents view current economic conditions as “mixed” or “facing recession,” an increase of 8 percent from first quarter.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (May 03 - 09)
Marich Mark
5/9/2011
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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: Primer on Funding Trends for Early-Stage Startups (Forbes)...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy May 09
Marich Mark
5/9/2011
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Legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs gets marked up in a committee hearing on the House side while mobile phones come under review in the Senate.

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Go Big... Or Go Home?
Marich Mark
9/12/2011
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President Obama threw down the gauntlet to Congress today, releasing his plan for the American Jobs Act, a $447 billion legislative proposal to jumpstart the economy that creates a number incentives for employers to start—and keep—hiring. The plan includes a payroll tax holiday for small business that hire new employees as well as for those who raise salaries. Other incentives include cutting payroll taxes on the first $5 million in payroll and extending “100% expensing” that allows firms to take an immediate deduction on investments in new plants and equipment.

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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy September 19
Marich Mark
9/19/2011
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Highlighting this week’s slate of hearings on Capitol Hill is a review by the House Finance Committee on “Legislative Proposals to Facilitate Small Business Capital Formation & Job Creation.” Getting a peak are: the Small Company Job Growth & Regulatory Relief Act of 2011; the Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act; the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act; and, the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act.

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Seven Inducted to New Entrepreneur Walk of Fame
Marich Mark
9/19/2011
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The Entrepreneur Walk of Fame unveiled its inaugural class of seven esteemed honorees whose names will be immortalized with a sidewalk star in Kendall Square—located in Cambridge, Massachusetts—today. Similar to Hollywood's celebration of movie stars, the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame (EntWoF) awards entrepreneurs at the top of their fields who have transformed the business culture and jumpstarted the economy.

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Call for Abstracts: International Research & Policy Roundtable
Marich Mark
9/12/2011
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The Kauffman Foundation is seeking experts on high-growth entrepreneurship policy issues to contribute to the creation of a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be considered for presentation at a roundtable discussion at the Kauffman-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Congress, March 11-12, 2012, in Liverpool, UK.

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