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Entrepreneurship in Turkey
Ortmans Jonathan
4/5/2010
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Turkey offers quite a sophisticated platform for entrepreneurs. It has a diversified industrial base, a relatively stable political and economic environment, a critical mass of willing early adopters, a considerable talent pool, a strong domestic market and underserved neighboring markets. Yet, currently only 6 out of 100 people are entrepreneurs – a very low rate given the country’s level of development. What challenges does Turkey need to address in order to unleash entrepreneurship as a force for economic growth?

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (April 5-10, 2010)
Marich Mark
4/5/2010
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There are no relevant hearings this week, but here is one for next week:Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - HearingHearings to examine reviewing the national broadband planWitness: The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission 2:30 PMRussell Senate...

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Young Entrepreneurs, Here’s a Chance to Tell your Story!
Marich Mark
4/7/2010
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The Center for International Private Enterprise invites young people to share their ideas on how to create opportunities for youth to strengthen democracy and the private sector in their own countries.

One of the essay categories is “Entrepreneurship and society.”

The concept of social entrepreneurship is...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (April 5-11, 2010)
Marich Mark
4/12/2010
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Camp-like "accelerator" programs are the new startup incubators (from VentureBeat) Open innovation in regional...

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An Economist for the Court?
Marich Mark
4/12/2010
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Last week, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement kicking off one of Washington's favorite pastimes --  speculating on potential Supreme Court nominees, their political leanings and whether or not the opposing party will turn the confirmation process into a bloodbath. Tim Kane, senior fellow...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (April 12-16)
Marich Mark
4/12/2010
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Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010House Science and Technology Committee - Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - MarkupNational Science Foundation programs10:00 AM - 12:00 PMRayburn House Office Building, Rm 2318[more info][audio] Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - HearingHearings to examine reviewing the...

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Mathematic Inevitability: Young Firms and Job Creation
Marich Mark
4/14/2010
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Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, has a very interesting post on growthology.org ("Drunks, A Wall, Entrepreneurs and Jobs") where he explains the mathematic inevitability of the relationship between young firms and job creation. He parallels the relation to the "drunkard's walk" concept...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (April 12-18, 2010)
Marich Mark
4/19/2010
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Strange bedfellows – Government and innovation (from The RIC blog) Does policy influence...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (April 19-23)
Marich Mark
4/19/2010
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Monday, April 19, 2010,

House Small Business Committee - Subcommittee on Finance and Tax - Field Hearing

“Access to Capital for Small Businesses”

The field hearing will examine the current credit conditions for Florida small businesses. Witnesses will offer testimony on expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs...

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Briefing to Cover Regulatory Relief
Marich Mark
4/21/2010
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The Small Business Coalition for Regulatory Relief is holding a briefing tomorrow (April 22) on government-wide technologies and tools to facilitate stakeholder participation in regulatory development. Headlining the briefing is Neil Eisner, Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Eisner will provide...

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