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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
10/26/2009
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 House Science and Technology Committee - Technology and Innovation Subcommittee – Hearing "Developing Research Priorities at DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate"2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 (WEBCAST)[more info]Tuesday, October 27-29, 2009 Senate Environment and Public Works...

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A New Extension for SBA Programs
Marich Mark
10/28/2009
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On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation (S.1929) to temporarily extend all the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, which include the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The legislation will extend these programs through April 30, 2010.On her statement...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/2/2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Hearing"Hearings to examine increasing health costs facing small businesses."02:30 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rooom 430 [more info] Wednesday, November 4, 2009House Small Business Committee - Hearing"Small Businesses and the Estate Tax: Identifying Reforms...

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China Aims to Bolster High-tech Sector with VC funds
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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In an effort to support the country's growing high-tech sector, China's economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, announced the launch of venture capital funds totaling 9 billion yuan (equivalent to USD $1.32 billion). The funds are jointly backed by the state (1...

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Federal Grants for Youth Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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On Oct. 29, the U.S. State Department's Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI) announced on grants.gov that it expects to award a maximum of two discretionary cooperative agreements for projects that will encourage youth entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.This funding...

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Innovation in Recessionary Times
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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It appears that the recession has forced the corporate sector to improve its approach to innovation. Booz & Company’s annual study of corporate R&D spending revealed that most companies have continued with their innovation programs despite the economic downturn, and that many are even increasing...

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Census Data Analysis Shows New and Young Firms Drive Job Creation
Marich Mark
11/5/2009
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Today, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released the study Where will the Jobs come from? which shows that companies less than five years old created nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in 2007. These firms create more net new jobs than their older counterparts, as...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week... Coming Soon to a Venue Near You
Marich Mark
11/9/2009
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What do Snoop Dogg, Prince Charles & Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have in common? They are just a few of the VIPs and world leaders involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative taking 87 countries by storm next week. Some of the...

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New Perspectives on R&D and Innovation
Marich Mark
11/10/2009
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On October 22, the European Investment Bank (EIB) held a “Conference in Economics and Finance 2009”, which brought together academics, policy makers and companies to discuss R&D and innovation-related policy issues. Among the topics discussed were the size and productivity effects of investment in R&D...

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France's Early Start on Global Entrepreneurship Week
Marich Mark
11/15/2009
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Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Karen Wilson attended "Les Journees de l'Entrepreneur", a Global Entrepreneurship Week event in France hosted by Ernst & Young. Karen's report of the event follows: France got an early and elegant start on Global Entrepreneurship Week last night with the hosting...

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