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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
1/20/2014
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One of the most commonly cited — and ambiguous — laws of the internet is ‘fair use’. Some consider it a loophole to copyright protection while others — like a couple of witnesses at an upcoming congressional hearing — have called it vital to creative communities or even “the secret sauce of U.S. cultural competitiveness.”  This week, the House Judiciary Committee examines ‘The Scope of Fair Use’ and whether or not Congress needs to adjust the current formulation of fair use in the Copyright Act. Other topics covered by hearings in the House and Senate this week include: financial research, fighting the war on poverty through economic growth, the small business trade agenda and the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate on full-time jobs. 

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Lessons in Entrepreneurial Cities from India
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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Last week, Jonathan Ortmans predicted that 2014 will see cities take the center stage in entrepreneurship policymaking. So we thought we should take an occasional look at how this trend is taking shape overseas -- starting with a new paper from the World Bank on India. 

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SEC Seeking Input on Creation of Equity-Based Crowdfunding
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for feedback from entrepreneurs and small business owners on a proposed rule to implement equity-based crowdfunding as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. 

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Stanford Professor Wins Kauffman Prize Medal for Entrepreneurship
Mark Marich
1/13/2014
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Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, was awarded the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship for his exploration of management practices, firm organization, innovation and technology and uncertainty. 

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Washington Wants to Reorganize to Serve Entrepreneurs
Jonathan Ortmans
1/13/2014
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New legislation introduced this month in the Senate could turn what was anticipated to be a sleepy start on Capitol Hill for entrepreneurship advocates into a fresh look at how Washington, DC, helps entrepreneurs and new firms.

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2014: Cities Take the Lead
Jonathan Ortmans
1/6/2014
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While we are seeing more attention to addressing the paucity of useful national entrepreneurship data globally, efforts to develop comparable city-level information have been less of a focus with only a handful of global city rankings. How are city leaders now moving beyond dated “cluster and technology park” thinking to appeal to entrepreneurs and investors?

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2014: Cities Take the Lead
Jonathan Ortmans
1/6/2014
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Summary:

While we are seeing more attention to addressing the paucity of useful national entrepreneurship data globally, efforts to develop comparable city-level information have been less of a focus with only a handful of global city rankings. How are city leaders now moving beyond dated “cluster and technology park” thinking to appeal to entrepreneurs and investors?

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week. You can also find a recap of its most popular stories from 2013.

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Bloomberg Rankings
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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One new trend in innovation and entrepreneurship data is to produce a comprehensive picture of the ecosystem. Bloomberg followed this practice and recently analyzed data from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia to rank them on innovation.

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Lessons for Dealing with 'Founder's Dilemmas'
Mark Marich
1/6/2014
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Interested in launching a startup but afraid you will make critical errors at the outset that will torpedo your efforts? The Kauffman Founders School has introduced a new education series featuring insights from Noam Wasserman, who teaches an award-winning course on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and is the author of The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup.

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