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Watch the 2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address
2/13/2012
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At the 2012 State of Entrepreneurship Address, held February 9, 2012, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation interim president and CEO Benno C. Schmidt, along with National Governors Association (NGA) leaders Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Delaware Governor Jack Markell, called for state and local government policy changes to foster entrepreneurship and accelerate economic growth.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
5/7/2012
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Members of Congress return from a short recess to a handful of committee hearings this week, including a look at how skyrocketing costs on gasoline are impacting small firms by the House Committee on Small Business.

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Updated patent laws will change how device makers innovate
Auvil Steven
11/15/2011
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How will medtech and biotech companies be affected by the recently approved Leahy-Smith America Invents Act? Read more for five things these companies need to know about the modernized patent laws.

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Are Synthes' corporate officers first of many to be punished by FDA?
Baum Stephanie
11/25/2011
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Medical device startups should take notice of the legal case that sent a medical device maker's corporate officers to prison because of clinical trial missteps. Read more about the case.

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Communicating with the FDA? Be proactive, startup veteran says
Baum Stephanie
12/27/2011
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When communicating with the FDA during the approval process, it's best to be proactive, says startup veteran Jane Hollingsworth. Read more about her advice for those launching new healthcare businesses.

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Entrepreneurship Policy Experts: Weigh In
Cushman Cameron
9/20/2011
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The Kauffman Foundation is in search of experts on high growth entrepreneurship policy to help create a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Weigh in with your thoughts on policies that facilitate entrepreneurship, ways to remove regulatory barriers for entrepreneurs, or any topic pertaining to global policy and entrepreneurship.

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Bringing Change to Washington, Through Attrition
Cushman Cameron
5/3/2010
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When Barack Obama was still a presidential candidate, he promised to change the way Washington worked. He was swept to power on this mantra of change accompanied by seemingly insurmountable majorities in both houses of Congress. But due to a multitude of factors, major membership...

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Entrepreneurs as Senate Candidates
Cushman Cameron
5/10/2010
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So who will fill these empty Senate seats? Will the American people choose the real job creators in our economy to get our country hiring again? I thought I’d profile a couple of candidates with backgrounds in innovative high-growth companies that are running for office...

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Running to Save California
Cushman Cameron
5/17/2010
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The race is on in California. Voters from the state that boasts the eighth largest economy in the world will go to the polls in November to decide who will succeed the embattled Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though California’s financial problems have been well-documented, two candidates...

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A New Model for Development
Cushman Cameron
6/21/2010
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During the last week of May, the Kauffman Foundation and the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth hosted a conference that sought to help build functioning economies in countries recovering from conflict or disaster. This new form of economic development, called expeditionary...

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