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Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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Summary:

As the nation seeks solutions to joblessness, policymakers and the media have been looking at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that has skillfully been tapping on our youth’s inventiveness and entrepreneurial potential through entrepreneurship education. The media has been highlighting the impressive...

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Michigan Prioritizes Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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Summary:

During her State of the State address, Gov. Jennifer Granholm laid out initiatives to help entrepreneurs.

One of these initiatives involves entrepreneurship training through the expansion of the FastTrac program being offered at Detroit's TechTown. The FastTrac program, a national effort by the Kauffman Foundation...

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Recognizing Student Contributions to Solving World Problems
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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Summary:

The Kauffman Foundation has awarded a grant to Olin College of Engineering to implement a nationwide award competition that will recognize students’ contributions to solving the major challenges facing the world today.

The “Extraordinary Stories Student Awards” will be given to students who have completed science...

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The Economic Power of University Spin-offs
Marich Mark
2/8/2010
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Summary:

According to Krisztina Holly, vice provost for innovation at the University of Southern California and former founding executive director of MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, “an opportunity to solve our job crisis lies right under our noses.”

In an opinion piece for CNN, Holly explained:...

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Highlights from House Science and Technology Agenda
Marich Mark
2/10/2010
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Summary:

On January 19, Rep. Bart Gordon announced the 2010 legislative agenda for the House Committee on Science and Technology. Innovation and energy and STEM education lead the priorities list.As part of its effort to maintain U.S. competitiveness through innovation, the Committee plans to work on...

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Race and Entrepreneurial Success
Marich Mark
2/10/2010
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Summary:

Why do Asian American-owned businesses do well in comparison to white-owned businesses, and why do African American-owned firms do poorly in relation to both? Economics professor Robert W. Fairlie and Kauffman senior research fellow Alicia M. Robb explore these issues in Race and Entrepreneurial Success:...

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Multiagency Initiative to Create Energy-Related Regional Innovation Cluster
Marich Mark
2/15/2010
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Summary:

Seven federal agencies will

work together to leverage funding and resources to promote regional growth

through an

Energy Regional Innovation

Cluster (E-RIC).

The E-RIC will work to

disseminate new technologies into the local marketplace and share best practices

with the public and private sectors. The cluster...

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Skepticism about Obama’s Small Business Lending Plan
Marich Mark
2/15/2010
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Summary:

An article in today’s Washington Independent, “Obama’s Small Business Lending

Plan Meets Skepticism,” lays out concerns with the President’s plan to make $30 billion in repaid TARP funds available for

small banks to lend to small businesses.

“There’s little indication

that these banks need the money — or that...

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The Untapped Potential of Research Universities
Ortmans Jonathan
2/15/2010
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Summary:

Everyone surely owns an innovative product that has its roots in a university lab, or knows someone that has benefited from the presence of start-ups that formed through the dissemination of knowledge and technologies from the university to the marketplace. Universities have been the lifeblood...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
2/15/2010
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Summary:

The recurring snowstorms last week and the President's Day work period combined for a quiet couple weeks on Capitol Hill -- no relevant hearings or meetings are currently scheduled. 

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