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Protecting U.S. Global Dominance in Biomedical Products
Marich Mark
1/28/2010
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A new Kauffman Foundation paper, The Distributed Partnering Model for Drug Discovery and Development, argues that drug discovery is in jeopardy and recommends a new “distributed partnership model” for speeding therapeutic products to market. In the 20th century, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies were the major...

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Ranking the States: South Dakota Down to DC
Marich Mark
1/11/2010
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South Dakota was recently named the most entrepreneur friendly state in the Small Business Survival Index put out each year by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. The 2009 edition again ranks the policy environment of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia -...

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Senate Asks SBA to Implement FAST Partnership
Marich Mark
1/26/2010
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Last week, Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) co-signed a letter from the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to Karen Mills, SBA Administrator, requesting that the SBA swiftly implement the allocated funds for the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership. FAST provides...

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Steady New Company Creation
Marich Mark
1/14/2010
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A new Kauffman Foundation study, Exploring Firm Formation: Why Is the Number of New Firms Constant?, reveals that the annual new-business creation in the United States remains remarkably constant across time. This indicates that economic conditions, population growth, scarce or abundant capital, technological advances and...

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The Future of Community Development Venture Capital
Marich Mark
1/27/2010
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When President Barack Obama called for sweeping new restrictions on the ability of commercial banks to make a variety of investments, some started worrying that the restrictions could include investments in community development venture capital (CDVC) funds.  The Wall Street Journal reported in “Bank Rules...

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The State of Entrepreneurship Address: Policies to Help History Along
Marich Mark
1/20/2010
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 An archived webcast of the "State of Entrepreneurship Address" by Carl Schramm of the Kauffman Foundation is now available. Citing sobering new datathat show a majority of American entrepreneurs do not expect to createjobs in 2010, Schramm delivered "The State of Entrepreneurship" address in which...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
1/25/2010
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010House Committee Science and Technology - Hearing"The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E): Assessing theAgency’s Progress and Promise in Transforming the U.S. EnergyInnovation System"10:00 AM - 12:00 PMRayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 [more info]  Thursday, January 28, 2010 Senate Committee...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings
Marich Mark
1/11/2010
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A couple of hearings are scheduled down the road to examine aviation security, but there still isn't much happening on the entrepreneurship front on Capitol Hill -- no relevant hearings or meetings are currently scheduled.

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Top 50 College Entrepreneurship Programs for 2009
Marich Mark
1/20/2010
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Colleges and universities are increasingly devoting energy and resources to building attractive entrepreneurship programs. Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review developed a rank of the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States.The top 3 undergraduate programs ranked are:#1 Babson College's Arthur...

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Highlights Innovation System Weaknesses
Marich Mark
1/15/2010
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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke pointed to severe weaknesses with the US innovation system when he took part in a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) on January 7. “America simply doesn’t have an efficient system to take new ideas...

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