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Payne Recognized for Angel Investing
Marich Mark
4/16/2009
Blog Resource
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Allow me to be one of the first to congratulate Bill Payne for being given the 2009 Hans Severiens Award for his contributions to angel investing. I had the chance to talk a bit with Bill at the Inc. 500 conference in Savannah, Georgia a...

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Entrepreneurs 1 -- Pirates 0
Marich Mark
4/17/2009
Blog Resource
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Through the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship we like to talk about the importance of creating an entrepreneurial ecosphere to stimulate economic growth. We also believe strongly that an essential element of that is a culture that recognizes opportunities and is willing to accept risk...

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Business Lessons from Miles Davis
Marich Mark
4/20/2009
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If you’re a jazz fan, chances are you’re also a fan of Miles Davis’ seminal 1959 album, Kind of Blue. In honor of the album’s fiftieth anniversary, a group of Harvard Business School researchers sought to tease out some business lessons from the recording.  They...

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Cleantech VC Funding Takes Temporary Hit
Marich Mark
4/20/2009
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The venture capital industry is not immune from the current economic downturn. It appears that VCs, like many of us, have paused to assess the impact on their portfolio companies.The first quarter of the year saw a drop in venture capital investment. The level of...

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture
Sandberg Sheryl
4/22/2009
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In March 2008 Sheryl Sandberg was named COO of Facebook, where she manages business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy, and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products globally. She was also instrumental in launching Google's philanthropic arm. Sheryl was previously Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton. She was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and an economist with The World Bank. Sheryl holds a Master's degree in business administration with highest distinction from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in economics from Harvard University.

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Will We See a Revolution in Energy Technology?
Marich Mark
4/22/2009
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Today the world celebrates Earth Day. This year, advocates of policies to contain climate change probably see hope in the increased federal funding for energy R&D coming from the stimulus bill and this year’s budget.  Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) and William B. Bonvillian (MIT) remind us...

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Read Any Good Books Lately?
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
Blog Resource
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Twice each year since 2003, we highlight a number of new books that cover topics related to entrepreneurship, business trends, and the like. Our “Summer Books” issue is coming out in June, and we’re looking for your suggestions of books that have been published in...

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Small Businesses Leery of Obama’s Agenda
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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A new survey sponsored the City Business Journals Network finds that many small business owners are wary of the economic policies of the new Obama Administration.The survey was based on interviews with 301 business owners (42% Republicans, 34% Independent, and 16% Democrats) across the US.Of...

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Committee HearingHouse Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment"Pushing the Efficiency Envelope: R&D for High-Performance Buildings, Industries and Consumers"Time -- 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Location -- 2318 Rayburn House Office Building[more info] Wednesday, April 29, 2009 --...

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Top 50 Innovations in Government
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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Finalists for the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government Awards were recently unveiled by the school's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The fifty cited programs will be winnowed down to six final winners who will be officially announced in May.This larger group of...

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