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Monday, May 17, 2010
House Small Business Committee - Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Field Hearing
"Access to Capital for Small Businesses"
The hearing will examine the current credit conditions for Pennsylvania small businesses. Witnesses will offer testimony on expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs and spurring...
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 last week
10 Forums Every Young Entrepreneur Should Belong To
New Dems Unveil Agenda for Innovation and...
The U.S. Treasury Department today unveiled a new credit initiative aimed at increasing lending to small businesses. According to the Wall Street Journal, the initiative is expected to spur $20 billion in lending while being particularly beneficial to small minority-owned firms.The new policy is modeled...
Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2011 Kauffman
Dissertation Fellowship Program.
Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman
Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award up to 15
Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other
doctoral students for...
Click the image above for an interactive set of graphics displaying the data According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a study that measures the percentage of the adult, non-business-owner population that starts a business each month, 2009 has had the highest level of entrepreneurial activity...
While most college students scramble to find summer jobs, a handful of students at the University of Virginia will spend their summer trying to create some. This summer, the Darden Business Incubator will host 18 entrepreneurship ventures as MBA students -- and others in the U.Va. community -- bring...
In doing research for my most recent posts, I was reminded how few of our representatives come from entrepreneurial roots. In fact, almost 80 percent of the current United States Senate has been supported by the government (taxpayers) for their entire working lives. Lawyers make up 59 percent...
Once again, entrepreneurial activity showed big in the United States. Last year was a tough year for entrepreneurs. We have experienced a deep recession, credit crunch and record unemployment rates. But although the odds were against them, new-business creation during the 2007-2009 recession years increased steadily year to year (e.g. 60,000 more starts per month in 2009 than in 2007) and 2009 became the year business startups reached their highest level in 14 years. The number of startups even exceeded the count during the peak of the 1999-2000 technology boom.
Wednesday, May 26Joint Economic Committee"Avoiding a Lost Generation: How to Minimize the Impact of the Great Recession on Young Workers" Dr. Harry Holzer Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University Washington, DC Mr. David R. Jones President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Service Society New York, NY Mr. Stephen M. Wing Director of...
Catching Up: The Role of State Science and Technology Policy in Open Innovation
(from Economic Development...
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