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Bills to Spur Startups
Marich Mark
12/19/2011
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Last week, we highlighted a new piece of legislation introduced by Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Warner (D-VA) that pulls a number of ideas from a collection of policy reforms suggested by the Kauffman Foundation. It wasn’t the only new bill aimed at reviving the sluggish economy through new and young firms.

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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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Bitcoin Building Momentum in Silicon Valley and on Capitol Hill
Mark Marich
12/2/2013
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Still perceived by many to be the choice of currency for shady black market dealings, Bitcoin is starting to gain legitimacy as a valid form of digital currency. A disruptive innovation that has led to a number of startups and even its own Silicon Valley accelerator, Bitcoin has already succeeded in challenging the long-held notion that governments control the supply of money. And now it has a Foundation making the rounds on Capitol Hill.

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Bloggers to Grade Economic Institutions
Marich Mark
2/1/2010
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On an A to F grading scale, top economics bloggers grade U.S. institutions and organizations that influence the economy in a new Kauffman survey that is coming out tomorrow. The nation's top economics bloggers give the highest marks to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and...

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Boosting Britain's Entrepreneurial Talent
Ortmans Jonathan
6/21/2011
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According to The Times CEO Summit here in London, Britain is mid-table in the world growth league, but committed to a new rigorous economic agenda. Now that the painful job of drastic budget cuts is underway and an often angry public has aired its grievances, Prime Minister David Cameron appears to be intently focused on new firm formation, the know-how economy, the next digital revolution and private input into “innovating down” health costs. He is determined to protect his AAA Standard & Poors evaluation and keep his economy from heading in the direction of others like Greece.

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Botswana Startups Needed
Jonathan Ortmans
4/29/2013
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Botswana is among Africa’s richest countries and the continent’s oldest functioning post-colonial, multi-party democracy. It has low taxes and a stable government that has been ranked as Africa's least corrupt. But it needs entrepreneurs.

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Boulder, Colorado: A Town for Startups
Marich Mark
4/23/2010
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According to a new article by Vivek Wadhwa in BusinessWeek, Boulder, Colorado is the top U.S. destination for new tech companies largely because of a bottom-up revolution led by entrepreneurs. Wadhwa traces that revolution:

1970s: "The combination of entrepreneurship, engineering talent, and a counterculture vibe...

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Brazil’s Entrepreneurship Boom
Ortmans Jonathan
6/21/2010
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Brazil is more than just the popular future host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.  It is a very promising economy and the country of origin of many global challenger companies, such as Embraer, Marcopolo, and Natura. Economic analysts group the country with the most promising emerging markets, Russia, India and China, which together form the “BRIC countries.” Is entrepreneurship responsible for part of Brazil’s economic development? A look at some of the trends in entrepreneurship in Brazil suggests so, and the country’s efforts to boost its culture of innovation and entrepreneurship promise to sustain its growth in the coming years.

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Briefing to Cover Regulatory Relief
Marich Mark
4/21/2010
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The Small Business Coalition for Regulatory Relief is holding a briefing tomorrow (April 22) on government-wide technologies and tools to facilitate stakeholder participation in regulatory development. Headlining the briefing is Neil Eisner, Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Eisner will provide...

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Bringing Change to Washington, Through Attrition
Cushman Cameron
5/3/2010
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When Barack Obama was still a presidential candidate, he promised to change the way Washington worked. He was swept to power on this mantra of change accompanied by seemingly insurmountable majorities in both houses of Congress. But due to a multitude of factors, major membership...

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