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Italian Resolve
Jonathan Ortmans
1/27/2014
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This week, I am on the ground in Italy where startup savvy policymakers are experimenting with new policies as fast as their startups are testing disruptive ideas. Both are racing in tandem to restore sustained economic growth to the Italian economy.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
1/20/2014
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on developing entrepreneurial ecosystems, Bitcoin, the Series A crunch, state-sponsored VC and entrepreneurship trends for 2014. 

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Lessons in Entrepreneurial Cities from India
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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Last week, Jonathan Ortmans predicted that 2014 will see cities take the center stage in entrepreneurship policymaking. So we thought we should take an occasional look at how this trend is taking shape overseas -- starting with a new paper from the World Bank on India. 

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SEC Seeking Input on Creation of Equity-Based Crowdfunding
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for feedback from entrepreneurs and small business owners on a proposed rule to implement equity-based crowdfunding as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. 

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Stanford Professor Wins Kauffman Prize Medal for Entrepreneurship
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, was awarded the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship for his exploration of management practices, firm organization, innovation and technology and uncertainty. 

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2014: Cities Take the Lead
Jonathan Ortmans
1/6/2014
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While we are seeing more attention to addressing the paucity of useful national entrepreneurship data globally, efforts to develop comparable city-level information have been less of a focus with only a handful of global city rankings. How are city leaders now moving beyond dated “cluster and technology park” thinking to appeal to entrepreneurs and investors?

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week. You can also find a recap of its most popular stories from 2013.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week. You can also find a recap of its most popular stories from 2013.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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It looks to be a busy week for hearings on Capitol Hill -- at least in the House committees. The House Committee on Financial Services examines the impact of Dodd-Frank's Volcker Rule on job creators while the Small Business Committee discusses how the SEC's crowdfunding proposal will impact entrepreneurs and small business owners. Other topics covered by House hearings include: copyright protection; peer-to-peer business; and PPACA / Obamacare. In the only relevant hearing scheduled (at the time of publication) on the Senate side, drones and the future of unmanned aviation -- along with the inherent safety and privacy concerns -- get a look from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. 

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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As we begin 2014, members of Congress return to Capitol Hill and there are a few committee hearings scheduled for the week ahead. In the House, private sector STEM programs get a look from the Committee on Science, Space and Technology while Africa’s emerging economies are the focus of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the Senate, the only relevant hearing currently scheduled is a review of government support for bank holding companies including testimonies from entrepreneurship professors from MIT Sloan School of Management and Chicago Booth School of Business.

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