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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
8/19/2013
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Members of Congress are back in their home states and districts for the August recess. They are scheduled to return on Monday, September 9.

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Younger Entrepreneurs Slowing Down
Mark Marich
8/19/2013
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A few years back, a report from the Kauffman Foundation shook up the common perception that there were hordes of young tech geeks—all looking to build the next Google or Facebook—driving an entrepreneurial revolution. The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom showed that 55-64 year olds had the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity while 20-34 year olds had the lowest. Last week, a new survey from American Express OPEN shows that the Great Recession didn’t exactly make things any better for Generation Y.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily August 12
Mark Marich
8/12/2013
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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.

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A Message from Taipei
Jonathan Ortmans
8/12/2013
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Today I am opening the APEC Start-Up Accelerator Leadership Summit here in Taipei. The summit is challenging 30 startups along with 200 top executives and officials from the APEC region to re-think past assumptions about how the public and private sectors can collaborate to build sustainable startup ecosystems in the region.

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Smallest Startups Are Biggest Job Creators
Mark Marich
8/12/2013
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While elected officials have long extolled the virtues of the small business and its powers of job creation, more attention has been paid recently to the age of firms instead of the size. But what happens when you mix the two and look at the smallest new startups? That is where the real growth happens. Since the late 1970s, new companies with 1 – 4 employees accounted for 86% of new firms. During roughly that same time period, startups with 1-4 employees have created more than 1 million jobs per year while those with 5 – 9 employees have created 500,000 per year. The figures come from the latest Business Dynamics Statistics report from the Kauffman Foundation.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
8/12/2013
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Summary:

Members of Congress are back in their home states and districts for the August recess. They are scheduled to return on Monday, September 9.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
8/5/2013
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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.

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Entrepreneurship Education Breaks Out of B-School
Mark Marich
8/5/2013
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For years, lectures and programs on entrepreneurship in 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.

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OECD Takes Startup Pulse
Jonathan Ortmans
8/5/2013
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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.

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Scaling Up Female Entrepreneurship
Jonathan Ortmans
8/5/2013
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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.

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