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Washington's Rush to Support Startups
Ortmans Jonathan
12/12/2011
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It was an active week for encouraging more startups in the nation’s capital. Take Thursday, December 8th. While I participated in a morning panel discussion on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and others, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the bipartisan Startup Act, the White House announced that the Obama administration had committed $2 billion in public and private resources to support job-creating startups, and Startup America Partnership board members—at the White House for their first official board meeting—outlined commitments from more than 50 private-sector partners that amount to over $1 billion over the next three years.

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Washington Starts Standing Up to Patent Trolls
Mark Marich
6/10/2013
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The White House is hoping to address the skyrocketing number of patent infringement lawsuits with a new series of executive actions and legislative priorities targeted at so-called ‘patent trolls.’ According to a new report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, National Economic Council and Office of Science & Technology Policy, the total number of patent cases has nearly doubled in the past seven years. More alarming is the fact that in that same amount of time, the number of suits filed by patent-trolls—companies that own patents for the sole purpose of litigating to receive license fees—has more than tripled to 62% of all cases.

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Washington Rolls Out Red Carpet for Global Entrepreneurship
Ortmans Jonathan
4/26/2010
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This afternoon, President Obama addressed the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship organized by the Department of State and the Department of Commerce following his promise in Cairo last June. The event is designed to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, the Middle East, and South, Central and Southeast...

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Was Debt Ceiling Debate Tip of the Iceberg?
Marich Mark
8/8/2011
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Is the recent debt ceiling debate the proverbial tip of the iceberg? It is, at least according to Senator Sherrod Brown. Last week, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection (within the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs) said as much at a hearing on “Debt Financing in the Domestic Financial Sector.”

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Wall Street Journal's advice on patents
11/4/2013
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Video: Help along the way for life science entrepreneurs
Seper Chris
6/24/2012
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Advice for life science entrepreneurs goes beyond the dollar value that could be placed on it. Watch this collection of videos with insights on a variety of topics of interest to life science entrepreneurs.

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Venture capitalists to spend more on health IT, less on devices this year
Glenn Brandon
1/3/2012
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Venture capital investing in health IT is expected to increase, while investing in medical devices and biopharmaceuticals drops, according to a recent National Venture Capital Association survey. Read more about why VCs are favoring health IT companies.

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Venture Capital Predictions for 2009
Marich Mark
12/26/2008
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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has released its annual predictions for the venture capital industry in 2009, and the findings should not come as a big surprise. Venture capitalists (VCs) expect 2009 to be a difficult year. A large majority predicts a slowdown...

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VIDEO: Speaking About Entrepreneurship at the C2ER Conference
Ruhe Thom
6/26/2009
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Earlier this month, I had the privilege of addressing a roomful of individuals at the 49th Annual Conference of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) in Kansas City, MO.  The theme of this year’s event was "Energizing Entrepreneurship: Monitoring Progress, Making Change,” and...

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VC Outlook for 2010 and Beyond
Marich Mark
1/4/2010
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2010 will see a gradual increase in investment levels and exit transactions according to Venture View 2010, the annual year-end survey by the National Venture Capital Association. Sixty-three percent of all respondents expect venture investment dollar levels to remain the same or increase from 2009....

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