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Hearing This Week
Marich Mark
1/14/2010
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The following hearing details were announced after our Monday newsletter. It will take place in Palo Alto, CA. Friday, January 15, 2010House Committee on Foreign Affairs – Hearing“The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership”10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time)Arrillaga Alumni Center,...

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Obama's Social Innovation Fund
Marich Mark
1/14/2010
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The Corporation for National and Community Service will receive public feedback on their draft Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) until the end of this week.SIF is a new public-private initiative created by the 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America...

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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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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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Watch the Webcast: State of Entrepreneurship Address
Marich Mark
1/18/2010
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Watch a live Webcast of the Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship Address, taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ESTKauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm will assess the outlook forĀ  entrepreneurship in 2010, including the challenges...

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Early Career Scientists to Receive Funding to Support Research
Marich Mark
1/19/2010
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U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that 69 scientists from across the nation will receive up to $85 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for five-year research grants. This effort is part of DOE’s new Early Career Research...

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EDA Makes $37 Million Available to Create Jobs and Support Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
1/19/2010
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The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced that nearly $37 million in grants is available to help communities suffering from the adverse effects of import competition develop ways to more effectively compete in the global economy. The funding is available under EDA’s...

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Lending to Small Business Shrinks $1B
Marich Mark
1/20/2010
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Last Friday (Jan. 15), the Treasury Department released a report finding major banks have cut small business lending by $1 billion in November 2009.This marks the seventh straight month of decline in small business lending. The banks' total lending dropped 4.6% in that seven-month period....

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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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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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