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Tracking Early Stage Investors
Ortmans Jonathan
8/3/2010
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Access to funding is often mentioned in meetings about how to enable high impact entrepreneurship. We are always reminded that bank lending to small businesses remains tight. Even loans subsidized by the Small Business Administration have dropped off in recent months. Venture capital was prominent historically for its role in financially catalyzing high-growth companies, but has over the years become less significant in spurring entrepreneurship. So what are angel investors up to this summer?

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Top States in 'New Economy' Identified in New Study
Marich Mark
11/22/2010
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Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey are the top five states at the forefront of the nation’s movement toward a global, innovation-based new economy, according to The 2010 State New Economy Index, released last week by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

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Top Social Networks for Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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Mashable, a popular blog covering social media and Web 2.0, recently offered its take on the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to link up with other entrepreneurs or with potential customers, partners, or friends, you should check out some of these...

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Top Colleges in Entrepreneurship Education
Mark Marich
9/30/2013
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As the debate rages on regarding whether a college education is worthwhile for young aspiring entrepreneurs, U.S. News & World Report has come out with a list of the country's top colleges and universities—including for students more interested in launching a new startup than learning about Social & Political Philosophy 101. And for the 17th straight year, Babson College was named the top school for entrepreneurship education. 

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Top 50 College Entrepreneurship Programs for 2009
Marich Mark
1/20/2010
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Colleges and universities are increasingly devoting energy and resources to building attractive entrepreneurship programs. Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review developed a rank of the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States.The top 3 undergraduate programs ranked are:#1 Babson College's Arthur...

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Top 10 PDE Posts in 2012
Mark Marich
1/7/2013
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With 2012 now in the rearview mirror, we take a look at the most popular PDE posts at entrepreneurship.org. Global content dominates the top of the list with six of the ten posts covering Africa, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and a global ranking of the top startup ecosystems.

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Tips on the Presidential Transition
Marich Mark
12/1/2008
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Presidential transitions are tricky things, even more so when the country is in the midst of a war and the worst economic downturn in decades. So, the incoming Obama Administration definitely has its hands full as it prepares to take over the White House in...

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Time for a New 'Pessimism Index'?
Marich Mark
8/15/2011
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At the beginning of 2011, PDE checked in on the monthly Small Business Optimism Index to find that small business owners were “stubbornly cautious.” Fast-forward to the midpoint of the year--in the dog days of summer—and the feelings haven’t seemed to change at all.

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Tidings of Joy: An Optimistic Note for the Holidays
Ortmans Jonathan
12/21/2009
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The spiritof entrepreneurship was alive and well at a recent gathering of more than 400 Georgetownstudents interested in globalization and entrepreneurship. When asked why theycame, it is not surprising that most aspired in some way to make a differenceas a “social innovator.”  What was moreof...

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Three Views on the Economic Stimulus Plans
Marich Mark
2/2/2009
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As Congress continues to move forward with the 2009 economic stimulus package, a number of think tanks are offering their views on what makes sense both for economic stimulus, but also for building a more competitive American economy over the long term.The Information Technology and...

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