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The Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship informs and connects thought leaders looking to understand policies that help entrepreneurs start companies, create jobs and re-start the economy.
From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
The Structural Features of Entrepreneurial CapitalismThe
extraordinary contribution of jobs from new and young firms often is
treated as something unique to these firms. A new Kauffman Foundation
study, Neutralism and Entrepreneurship: The Structural Dynamics of
Startups, Young Firms and Job Creation,reveals an important structural
context in which firm formation and job creation occur that helps
explain why new and young companies dominate net job creation. [More]
Entrepreneurship Rhetoric vs. Action in WashingtonVenturebeat.com had an interesting guest column last week by Jeff Bussgang, a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. In "Who will champion entrepreneurship in Washington?" Bussgang reflects on President Obama's speech on Iraq, where he declared that "Our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work...We must unleash...innovation...and nurture the ideas the spring from our entrepreneurs. [More]
Does Silicon Valley Need a DC Lobby?LinkedIn founder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman was reported by The Hill saying that entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley could benefit from a stronger lobbying presence in Washington D.C. because their concerns are often ignored in favor of older interests. "I realized one of the paradoxes of the entrepreneurship ecosystem that is so important to society is: We don't have an entrepreneurship lobby," he told the news source, "because entrepreneurs are off doing it." [More]
National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at WorkOn Wednesday (09/02/2010), the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship held its first official meeting in Washington, DC. This 26-member Advisory Council is part of the Secretary's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and its mission is to "identify and recommend solutions to issues critical to the creation and development of entrepreneurship ecosystems that will generate new businesses and jobs." [More]
Obama Administration Weighing Tax Incentives Several news sources reported at the end of last week that the Obama team is seriously weighing a package of business tax breaks worth hundreds of billions of dollars with the hopes of boosting employment. The Washington Post reported that under consideration are a temporary payroll-tax holiday and a permanent extension of the now-expired research and-development tax credit. [More]
A Look Back at Innovation DailyEach day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from August 30-September 6. 2010 [More] and September 7-13. [More]
This Week in Entrepreneurship PolicyThe US House and Senate return this week from their Summer Work Period with a few hearings. [More]
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