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A Look at Innovation Daily (May 17-23)
Marich Mark
5/24/2010
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Summary:

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

Catching Up: The Role of State Science and Technology Policy in Open Innovation

(from Economic Development...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (May 3-9, 2010)
Marich Mark
5/10/2010
Blog Resource
Summary:

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:

Fast Cities of 2010

(from Fast Company)

Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs 2010

(from Business Week)

US Tech Innovation...

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Are You an Entrepreneur?
Marich Mark
5/13/2010
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Summary:

Are you following a dream, pursuing an opportunity, taking charge of your own destiny? Are you bringing something of value to society, making a job for yourself and for others, and creating wealth that benefits your family, your community, your country, your world? If you answered yes to...

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Economic Bloggers Have Mixed View
Marich Mark
5/7/2010
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Summary:

The nation's leading economics bloggers have a more balanced outlook than last quarter, according to a new Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation survey. Anticipating positive movement in the gross domestic product and other key indicators, 59 percent of economics bloggers who responded to the second Kauffman...

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Entrepreneurship Recession Proof, Hits 14-year High
Marich Mark
5/20/2010
Blog Resource
Summary:

Click the image above for an interactive set of graphics displaying the data According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a study that measures the percentage of the adult, non-business-owner population that starts a business each month, 2009 has had the highest level of entrepreneurial activity...

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External Debt Markets Key for Young Firms as They Age
Marich Mark
5/13/2010
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Summary:

Data released on May 12, 2010 in the fifth follow-up report of the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS), a study of new businesses tracked over their early years of existence, confirmed the important role of banks and other formal debt providers in young firms’ survival and...

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Kauffman Foundation Accepts Proposals for 2011 Dissertation Fellowship Program
Marich Mark
5/20/2010
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Summary:

The Ewing

Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2011 Kauffman

Dissertation Fellowship Program.

The Ewing

Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman

Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award up to 15

Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other

doctoral students for...

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New Credit Initiative to Boost Lending to Small Businesses?
Marich Mark
5/19/2010
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Summary:

The U.S. Treasury Department today unveiled a new credit initiative aimed at increasing lending to small businesses.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the initiative is expected to spur $20 billion in lending while being particularly beneficial to small minority-owned firms.The new policy is modeled...

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Patent Backlog Stifling Job Creation
Marich Mark
5/4/2010
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Summary:

The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), David Kappos, said at the annual trade show of the Biotechnology Industry Organization earlier this week that he thinks the USPTO is hampering the creation of millions of potential jobs because of its inability to...

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The Presidential Summit's Report Card
Marich Mark
5/4/2010
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Summary:

Tim Kane, blogger for growthology.org and Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, has graded the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, separating his report into the following aspects:Title: A - “They could have had a summit on "Development" or on "Peace" which would have been instantly forgettable...

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