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Seven federal agencies will
work together to leverage funding and resources to promote regional growth
Energy Regional Innovation
The E-RIC will work to
disseminate new technologies into the local marketplace and share best practices
with the public and private sectors. The cluster...
An article in today’s Washington Independent, “Obama’s Small Business Lending
Plan Meets Skepticism,” lays out concerns with the President’s plan to make $30 billion in repaid TARP funds available for
small banks to lend to small businesses.
“There’s little indication
that these banks need the money — or that...
Everyone surely owns an innovative product that has its roots in a university lab, or knows someone that has benefited from the presence of start-ups that formed through the dissemination of knowledge and technologies from the university to the marketplace. Universities have been the lifeblood...
The recurring snowstorms last week and the President's Day work period combined for a quiet couple weeks on Capitol Hill -- no relevant hearings or meetings are currently scheduled.
This week I am happy to introduce a new voice that will be contributing posts for e360; Gary Schoeniger, founder of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. Gary has been a long-time advocate for entrepreneurs and educator of the youth in his community, that demonstrate an interest...
In his State of the Borough Speech, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer outlined a plan to diversify the city's economy and spark new job growth in the tech sector.
Stringer announced the creation of an “intermediary” that will foster linkages between scientists, entrepreneurs and investors....
On Presidents day (Feb. 15), several articles pointed out that many of America’s presidents had an entrepreneurial background.
USA Today’s Steve Strauss offered the following examples, among others:
• Abraham Lincoln: In 1833, Lincoln and William Berry opened a general store (with Lincoln going into debt...
According to a survey done by the UK Business Barometer and UK Business Advisers Barometer Small Businesses are frustrated with the portrayal of TV entrepreneurs. Most feel that they don’t properly illustrate the real-life challenges that face entrepreneurs.
Job Searches can be stressful because it’s hard...
Last week the FCC unveiled recommendations for using broadband to advance key national priorities. The plan, which can be read here, identifies the top priorities as:
• Creating jobs and economic opportunity
• Improving healthcare and controlling costs
• Providing more educational opportunities and improving outcomes
• Promoting energy independence and efficiency
Last week PDE posted a note about an idea to improve the effectiveness of university technology transfer in the U.S.
There seems to have been some confusion following this about the nature of the breakthrough idea to improve the U.S. model for commercialization of university-developed technologies. In...
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