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New Portal to Help Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Mark Marich
12/3/2012
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Immigrants looking to start a firm and remain in the United States have a new tool at their disposal—a portal launched by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to help them navigate the process of registering for and securing visas to extend their stay in the country. Announced last week, Entrepreneur Pathways is more of a user-friendly guide to existing resources on the USCIS site than it is a stand-alone resource.

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Young Firms & Promoting Innovative Growth
Mark Marich
11/26/2012
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Young firms and their ability to raise capital will be the focus of a discussion in Washington next week at the Brookings Institution.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
11/26/2012
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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
11/26/2012
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Following a quiet week on Capitol Hill due to the Thanksgiving holiday, talks on the fiscal cliff are scheduled to resume this week as lawmakers return to Washington. In addition, there are a number of hearings scheduled on the House side that touch on issues of interest to hard-core followers of the entrepreneurial economy including: music licensing and intellectual property, energy R&D and capital standards.

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Entrepreneurs Assess Their Ecosystems
Jonathan Ortmans
11/26/2012
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If you are familiar with this blog, you know we often discuss the progress or obstacles in various entrepreneurship ecosystems. We have also discussed the paucity of data around the world to best inform decision makers keen to smooth the path for their aspiring entrepreneurs. Current thinking suggests that startup communities need to be led by entrepreneurs and today we take note of a new global survey of entrepreneurs. Released earlier this month, the Global Entrepreneurship Week Policy Survey, which was designed to shed light on key questions for policy discussions on high-growth entrepreneurship from the perspective of entrepreneurs themselves.

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Ranking the World's Top Startup Ecosystems
Mark Marich
11/26/2012
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There is a reason why much of the world looks to the U.S. to replicate its success in promoting startup ecosystems and entrepreneurial growth—and it isn’t just Silicon Valley. To be fair though, Silicon Valley is at the top of the list.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
11/19/2012
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All eyes "in Washington" are on the fiscal cliff--well, except for those that are examining the details surrounding Benghazi and the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus.

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Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
Mark Marich
11/19/2012
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship Key to Poverty Reduction
Mark Marich
11/19/2012
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U2's Bono is the only one championing the cause of startups in the fight for poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth--and it isn't restricted to Africa or emerging economies either. A new study by the Goldwater Institute points to a "strong connection between a state's rate of entrepreneurship and declines in poverty"--put simply, more entrepreneurs equals less poverty.

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GEW Policy Survey Turns Up Unexpected Results
Mark Marich
11/19/2012
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The entrepreneurship policy environment in emerging economies may not be a significant obstacle to starting and growing new firms after all – at least if you ask high-growth entrepreneurs in those countries. That is one of the overarching findings in a paper released last week by Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) following a survey of more than 3,000 high-impact entrepreneurs in 34 countries.

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