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Bringing Safer, More Effective Drugs to Market
Marich Mark
12/6/2010
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Leaders in the medical innovation field have outlined how government, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions can define new models of working with the private sector to enhance drug development efforts and bring safer, more effective drugs to the market more efficiently. The New Role of Academia in Drug Discovery and Development: New Thinking, New Competencies, New Results reflects key recommendations ...

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Britain to Host Global Entrepreneurship Congress March 2012
Ortmans Jonathan
1/16/2012
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The United Kingdom remains a fierce competitor in the global race to develop the best startup ecosystem in the world. As noted in previous posts, Prime Minister David Cameron is keen for an economic recovery led by new firm formation introducing both policies and initiatives like Startup Britain to accelerate efforts nationwide.

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Building the Broadband Superhighway
Marich Mark
1/26/2009
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Most of the current proposals related to economic stimulus call for major investments in broadband, but how do you make these investments in a way that not only provides a short-term stimulus but also generates major long-term benefits for the economy and society. A recent...

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Business Incubators and Job Creation
Marich Mark
3/19/2010
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A House Committee on Small Business hearing earlier this week covered the topic of "Business Incubators and Their Role in Job Creation." Testifying before the committee was Dr. Robert Strom, Director of Research & Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, who called the newfound...

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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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By George, I Think You've Got... a Bailout?
Marich Mark
9/20/2010
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Long overdue assistance for America's small business owners? Or just another ill-conceived bailout? 

In Washington, the answer to that question depends on which side of the aisle you sit. Outside Washington, it likely depends on whether or not your business sees a slice of a $30 billion fund intended to ease credit and stimulate lending to small businesses. 

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CFPB Open for Business
Marich Mark
8/1/2011
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Last week, the likely impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on new and small businesses came under scrutiny by members of the subcommittee of Investigations, Oversight and Regulations of the House Committee on Small Business.

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COMPETES Bill Passed in the House
Ortmans Jonathan
6/2/2010
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Last Friday, on a third try, the House of Representatives passed with a 262-150 vote the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5116), ending a heavy House debate over concerns about the fiscal challenges that the act represents.

The act, aiming to support U.S. competitiveness through...

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COMPETES Introduced in the House
Marich Mark
4/26/2010
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Last Friday, the House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) introduced HR 5116, America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010.COMPETES was originally signed into law in 2007 after receiving broad bipartisan support.  It was based on recommendations from the National Academies’ report Rising...

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COMPETES Removed from Consideration
Ortmans Jonathan
5/17/2010
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On Thursday, May 13 the House of Representatives voted to recommit the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 on a 292-126 vote. In response, House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) requested House leadership to pull the bill (H.R. 5116) from consideration....

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