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Following turbulent times in 2008 and 2009, the angel investor market has shown signs of stabilization, according to a new study by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. While the total number of active investors during the first two quarters of 2011—124,900—remains virtually unchanged from the same period last year, other numbers are showing a slight increase.
While the original House and Senate calendars called for recess last week, members of the Senate remained in Washington to work on a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown. It passed a six-week bill by a 79-12 vote and also passed a one-week continuing resolution to give the House until October 4 to act. Members of the House address HR 2608 today (October 3) at 5:00 pm.
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:
If the best indicator of a country's growth is the number of new firms started every year, as Kauffman Foundation research indicates, how do we get more companies to start and grow? What's the magic sauce?
Last week, we highlighted the fact that the Kauffman Foundation recently expanded its Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities.
Why is intellectual property important to job creation and the expansion of economic growth? Do you know the five stages required to take an idea from initial conception to a final product in the marketplace?
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