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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
11/25/2013
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.

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Insights for an Entrepreneurial City
Mark Marich
11/25/2013
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Metropolitan entrepreneurship issues are the focus of two new Kauffman Foundation reports released last week at the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Startup Accelerators Decelerating?
Mark Marich
11/25/2013
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Following persistent speculation that a startup accelerator bubble was forming — fueled by the exploding popularity of bootcamps, hackathons, co-working spaces and all-things-startup — a new report on TechCrunch suggests the trend may be losing steam.

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The Globalization of the Startup Movement
Jonathan Ortmans
11/25/2013
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As another November fades into our rearview mirror, we are again reminded that the phenomenon of entrepreneurship is not something that belongs to any one particular community or country. Economies that have been historically less supportive of capitalism—like Venezuela or Iran—are seeing the rise of strong entrepreneur-led startup communities. And equally as important, those communities are bolstered by increasing support from policymakers, academics, investors, media and other startup champions.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
11/25/2013
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The next couple of weeks will be fairly quiet in Washington, DC, as Congress has adjourned for Thanksgiving holiday recess. The House will reconvene in one week on Monday, December 2, while the Senate doesn’t reconvene until the following Monday, December 9.

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Why Dissuading Students From Grad School Could Create More Jobs
Nathan Kurtz
11/18/2013
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What if we could take the top talent coming out of colleges and universities today, those that tend to feed into law school, med school, Wall Street and consulting, and put them in startups all over the country? Imagine the job growth possibilities we could create in the country just by giving recent graduates a taste of that entrepreneurial bug. Now, what if I told you there's an organization trying to do just that. Enter--Venture for America.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
11/18/2013
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.

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Entrepreneurs Lack Recognition of Celebrities, Politicians and Athletes
Mark Marich
11/18/2013
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Americans know their celebrities, living or dead: a full 96 percent recognize the name Marilyn Monroe.

But say "Steve Jobs" to a U.S. resident, and the odds are barely better than 50/50 that you'll get a nod of recognition for the founder of Apple.

Even entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. economy – and to daily life for millions – have relatively low public awareness, according to a study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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GEW Policy Survey Tracks Opinions in 30 Countries
Mark Marich
11/18/2013
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What do entrepreneurs in America have in common with entrepreneurs in Qatar? More than you might imagine, according to a recent survey sponsored by the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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The Work of Global Entrepreneurship Week Continues
Jonathan Ortmans
11/18/2013
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The work to support entrepreneurs continues and it reaches a high point this week as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) launches today in 140 countries with more than 7.5 million participants involved. Thousands of brand new startups are taking their first step this week, while others are driving their next growth phase.

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