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Entrepreneurship in the Arab World: A Report from Dubai
Ortmans Jonathan
3/8/2010
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Summary:

It is an important week for entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Here in Dubai, two important global summits will be convened by His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Carl Schramm, President of the...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (March 8-12, 2010)
Marich Mark
3/8/2010
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Summary:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

House Science and Technology Committee- Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - Hearing

"The National Science Foundation’s FY 2011 Budget Request"

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318

[more info]

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Hearing

"Advancing American innovation...

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Job Generating High-Growth Firms
Marich Mark
3/10/2010
Blog Resource
Summary:

According to a new Kauffman Foundation study, High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy, high-growth firms account for a disproportionate share of job creation despite their relatively small numbers.

More specifically, the study showed, that so-called “gazelle” firms (ages three to five) comprise...

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States and Cities Efforts to Help Small Businesses
Marich Mark
3/10/2010
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Summary:

Elizabeth Olson’s New York Times article “What States and Cities are Doing to Help Small Businesses” highlights several initiatives at the state and municipality levels to save small businesses and jobs.

The local approaches are as varied as subsidizing wages for new hires, running a...

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What America Needs
Marich Mark
3/11/2010
Blog Resource
Summary:

Texas’ Wilson County News published an interesting essay by Craig Columbus about education and solving the job crisis, “What America Needs: A Bumper Crop of Young Entrepreneurs.”

The insufficient private sector job growth, the author argues, signals the need to produce more entrepreneurs. Ironically, America’s...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (March 8 - 14, 2010)
Marich Mark
3/15/2010
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:    Tech Entrepreneurship: Does the City You Live in Even Matter?  (from...

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Global Entrepreneurship: A Common Language
Ortmans Jonathan
3/15/2010
Blog Resource
Summary:

Last week’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Dubai was a historic gathering not only because -- under the patronage of Sheik Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan of the UAE -- it brought together entrepreneurship leaders from nearly 100 nations, but because it heralded a new era...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (March 15 - 19)
Marich Mark
3/15/2010
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010House Science & Technology Committee -- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Hearing"Broadening Participation in STEM"10:00 a.m.2318 Rayburn House Office Building[more info]Tuesday, March 16, 2010 House Appropriations Committee - Full Committee – Hearing"FY 2011 Budget and Economic Outlook"10:00 am2359 Rayburn House...

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Geography and Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
3/16/2010
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Summary:

A Harvard Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston has been sponsoring a series of talks on geography and entrepreneurship. Now, it has released a Policy Brief that explores the question of “Why are some metropolitan areas so much more entrepreneurial than others?” For example, startups can...

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Qualifying for the Startup Visa
Marich Mark
3/16/2010
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Summary:

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Kauffman Foundation economist Robert E. Litan argues the "Startup Visa Act" introduced recently by Senators John Kerry (D., Mass.) and Richard Lugar (R., Ind.) should be broader to fully capture the job-creation potential of immigrant entrepreneurs.  In particular,...

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