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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
7/16/2012
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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke makes a couple of appearances on Capitol Hill this week to talk about monetary policy and the U.S. economy. Tuesday, Bernanke appears before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs while on Wednesday he addresses the House Committee on Financial Services. Other hearings scheduled include: how mobile apps are moving the economy; a look at the impact of Dodd-Frank on small business; regulatory impediments to job creation and others.

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Washington’s Willingness to Send Job Creators Overseas
Ortmans Jonathan
7/16/2012
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As elections approach and there is a lot of debate on which is the best road to a robust economy with more jobs, policymakers should take time to listen to the message of the just-released Kaufman Foundation videos on the benefits of high-skilled immigration. With Washington being unwilling to separate the obviously different issues of high-skilled immigration and how to handle illegal immigrants, a net job gain strategy remains hostage to politics as usual in the nation’s capitol.

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Dispelling the Myth of the Zuckerberg Entrepreneur
Thom Ruhe
7/12/2012
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When you hear the word entrepreneur, what kind of image does your mind conjure up? If it’s a Mark Zuckerberg look-a-like pouring out HTML code in an Ivy League dorm room, you’re probably not alone. But you’re not exactly picturing the masses.

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Protecting IP portfolio is ket for life science startups
Dan Emerson
7/11/2012
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Building and protecting an intellectual property portfolio for your life science startup is important not only for protecting an idea, but also for increasing your company's valuation. Read more for tips on intellectual property protection.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are People Too
Cameron Cushman
7/11/2012
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As the Kauffman Foundation, the Partnership for a New American Economy and many others have repeatedly shown, immigrants make great entrepreneurs. We know that 40 percent of 2010's Fortune 500 companies were founded by new Americans. Immigrants start firms at rates much higher than natives.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Mark Marich
7/9/2012
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Iterative Startups
Ortmans Jonathan
7/9/2012
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While the startup genome in Silicon Valley is always mutating, some formulas are becoming basic tenets in the science of startups. A critical mass of email about my use of the word “iterative” in my blogs prompts me to revisit one such startup fundamental—the so called “Lean Startup” formula.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Mark Marich
7/9/2012
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Following the Independence Day holiday, members of Congress have a full slate of hearings in the week ahead. Included is a look from the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform at the impact on entrepreneurs of the Supreme Court decision validating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Other hearings cover topics including: commercializing NASA technologies; mobile payments; renewable energy; regulatory reform and more.

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Three ways to look at a startup's total addressable market
Pogorelc Deanna
6/28/2012
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Determining the total addressable market is an important step for early-stage startups. Here are three ways to do it.

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How Many Cups to Launch?
Thom Ruhe
6/27/2012
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When I was a wee lad in the ancient times of the 1970s, I remember an old commercial for Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops that asked how many licks it takes to get to the center of their delicious lollipops. At the Foundation we are posing a similar question with a modern, caffeinated, twist and applying it to a slightly more constructive purpose.

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