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Entrepreneurship as Career Option
Marich Mark
3/19/2010
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Various countries are launching new initiatives to boost entrepreneurship education within their traditional institutions. For example, Canada’s Federal Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) Rob Moore met with entrepreneurs and mentors last week in Toronto to discuss the state of youth entrepreneurship in Canada. Hosted by...

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Entrepreneurship Research Funding Opportunity
Marich Mark
3/24/2010
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The SBA’s Office of Advocacy invites proposals in one or more of the following areas:

Research on Small Business and Access to Credit

Research on the Importance of Entrepreneurship to the Economy

“In addition to increasing knowledge about small business in general, these areas are noteworthy because...

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Geography and Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
3/16/2010
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A Harvard Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston has been sponsoring a series of talks on geography and entrepreneurship. Now, it has released a Policy Brief that explores the question of “Why are some metropolitan areas so much more entrepreneurial than others?” For example, startups can...

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Job Generating High-Growth Firms
Marich Mark
3/10/2010
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According to a new Kauffman Foundation study, High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy, high-growth firms account for a disproportionate share of job creation despite their relatively small numbers.

More specifically, the study showed, that so-called “gazelle” firms (ages three to five) comprise...

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Maximizing the Potential of University Inventions
Marich Mark
3/4/2010
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Robert Litan, vice-president of research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has a new article explaining why the federal government should require universities receiving research grants to allow faculty inventors the right to choose their licensing agent. In this article, Litan responds to...

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New “Invest in America Alliance” to Support Start-ups and Create Jobs
Marich Mark
3/4/2010
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Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel will spearhead a $3.5 billion technology investment initiative in a speech titled "Rebuilding the Foundations of American Growth," delivered at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

The Invest in America Alliance represents the venture capital industry’s commitment...

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Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs Recognized for Excellence
Marich Mark
3/22/2010
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has presented it two inaugural Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards at the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association on Friday, March 12. This represents the first time that the entrepreneurial performance of postdoctoral researchers in the scientific community is being...

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Proposed Bill Would Hurt Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
3/27/2010
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Kauffman Foundation Vice President Robert Litan argues in an opinion piece published in the Huffington Post that proposed 'protections' for angel investors in Section 926 of the comprehensive financial reform bill outlined by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Senator Dodd are unnecessary and will hurt America's...

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Qualifying for the Startup Visa
Marich Mark
3/16/2010
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In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Kauffman Foundation economist Robert E. Litan argues the "Startup Visa Act" introduced recently by Senators John Kerry (D., Mass.) and Richard Lugar (R., Ind.) should be broader to fully capture the job-creation potential of immigrant entrepreneurs.  In particular,...

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States and Cities Efforts to Help Small Businesses
Marich Mark
3/10/2010
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Elizabeth Olson’s New York Times article “What States and Cities are Doing to Help Small Businesses” highlights several initiatives at the state and municipality levels to save small businesses and jobs.

The local approaches are as varied as subsidizing wages for new hires, running a...

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