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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
6/22/2009
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Below, we highlight some hearings and events on policy areas that intersect with entrepreneurship. Monday, June 22, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Field Hearing“Missed Opportunities: The ARRA and the NIH/SBIR exclusion” 1:00 PM ETStella B. Warner Montgomery County Council Office Bldg, 7th...

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Bills to Stimulate Innovation Advance
Marich Mark
6/25/2009
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On Wednesday June 24, the House Committee on Science and Technology held a markup on H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009. This Act reauthorizes and revises the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) program, which stimulates development of commercial...

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Creating a White House Office of Innovation Policy
Ortmans Jonathan
6/25/2009
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The innovation legislation pieces discussed yesterday in the House Committee on Science and Technology corresponded with three sectors of innovation policies—information technology, energy, and services—discussed at a gathering I attended the same day by The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Stuart Benjamin and Arti...

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Calling All Entrepreneurship Scholars
Marich Mark
6/29/2009
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Over the past decade, study of the field of entrepreneurship has expanded considerably -- both in terms of curriculum offered for students as well as academic research and the volume of data it generates. Two items of interest for those who focus on the latter.Over...

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The Condition of U.S. Research Universities
Ortmans Jonathan
6/29/2009
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Four Members of Congress have asked the National Academies to assess the competitive position of our research universities, both public and private. In a letter delivered on June 22 to the Ralph Cicerone (President of the National Academy of Sciences), Harvey Fineberg (President of the...

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Cap-and-Trade Moves to the Senate
Marich Mark
7/1/2009
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Recently, the House of Representatives narrowly voted (219 to 212) in favor of the gargantuan H. R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, sponsored by Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts. At the heart of this over 1,200-page legislation...

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BERR Becomes BIS... with a New Fund of Funds
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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Early in June, the UK's Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform got a facelift -- merging with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills to become the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It also has a new venture capital 'fund of funds'...

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Financial History... the Backstory Behind All History
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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A new PBS series, sponsored in part by the Kauffman Foundation, called "The Ascent of Money" promises to take viewers on a journey chronicling the role of money in human progress in a new light. An initial two-hour version of the documentary, which aired last...

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Inc.'s Lemonade Stand Contest
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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Who says that the little guys never get any recognition? Inc. magazine is calling for entries into its annual "Best Lemonade Stand in America" contest to highlight the entrepreneurial chops of business-savvy 5 - 12 year olds.  Top prize last year went to a pair...

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Is a Green Boom Coming?
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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A recently released report explores how entrepreneurial small business are combating the recession, creating new jobs and economic growth, and tackling energy and environmental challenges through a technological and cultural revolution.The report, Small Wonders, predicts that clean energy innovations will lead to a "green entrepreneurial...

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