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Stanford Top MBA Program for Entrepreneurship
Mark Marich
1/28/2013
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Stanford business school students put it at the top of the list of business schools—at least in regards to its offerings for entrepreneurship. As part of its rankings of the best business schools from the class of 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek asked students at 82 U.S. and international schools to rank their entrepreneurship programs.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
1/28/2013
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.

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VC Dollars Continue Rebound, Pass $20 Billion in 2012
Mark Marich
1/14/2013
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Is the venture capital industry back? The latest report from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association shows that U.S. VC firms raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds during 2012. After being nearly cut in half from 2008 ($25.6 billion) to 2010 ($13.7 billion), it marks a second straight year of growth despite the number of funds dropping slightly (187 in 2011 to 182 in 2012).

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Exploring Entrepreneurial Hubs Off the Beaten Path
Mark Marich
1/28/2013
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What makes an entrepreneurial ecosystem flourish outside of Silicon Valley? Can startups be successful anywhere in the U.S.? While “anywhere” may be too tall a task, there seems to be growing evidence that startup communities are getting stronger throughout the country.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
10/14/2013
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
10/14/2013
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Why schedule hearings when the federal government is shutdown and facing default? No Congressional committees have scheduled relevant hearings for the week ahead. Meanwhile, all eyes are on the October 17 default deadline which would be more than a blip on the global economic radar.

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Small Business Confidence Slipping
Mark Marich
10/14/2013
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Last week, we mentioned some of the negative impacts of the government shutdown on small business owners and entrepreneurs. The most recent Small Business Optimism Index from the National Federation of Independent Businesses says that while the September figures might be too early to really measure the full impact of the shutdown, the economic outlook is definitely depressed. 

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New Research Network to Focus on Entrepreneurs
Mark Marich
10/14/2013
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While the number of programs aimed at encouraging more entrepreneurship has increased rapidly, research has not kept pace. A new effort announced last Friday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry aims to help fill that void. The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network was founded by the Kauffman Foundation, World Bank and Endeavor Insight to standardize data and work to gain a better understanding of policy barriers and what the right policies are for fostering entrepreneurship.

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Countries Turn to Entrepreneurship to Solve Economic Woes
Mark Marich
10/28/2013
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As the world economy continues to work its way out of the effects of a global economic crisis, countries of all sizes are turning to entrepreneurship to help drive their recovery. In a few short weeks, millions of people will participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 18 – 24) events, activities and competitions in 139 countries—the largest number of countries in the six years of the initiative..

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched GEW in 2008 – at the start of the economic crisis – to connect aspiring entrepreneurs and others who can help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.

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Corporate R&D Hits Record High, Does It Matter?
Mark Marich
10/28/2013
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The world’s largest 1,000 public corporate R&D spenders recently hit a record high of US$638 billion ensuring life-changing innovation at every turn. Or does it?

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