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Last week, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010—continuing efforts to improve US economic competitiveness by supporting basic research and improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to better prepare the future workforce.
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: New Gold: Mining for Entrepreneurs (The Economist)...
Alexander Ljungqvist, Ph.D., won the 2011 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship. The Ira Rennert Chair of Finance and Entrepreneurship at New York University, Ljungqvist is an expert in entrepreneurial finance, venture capital and private equity. His research includes financial intermediation, investment banking, initial public offerings, behavioral corporate finance and corporate governance.
The recently convened 112th Congress slowly rolls into action while Washington continues to deal with the aftershocks of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona.
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:
According to a report earlier this week by the National Venture Capital Association, 2010 saw venture capital fundraising drop for the fourth consecutive year. During that time, the number of funds has shrunk from 235 to 157 while funds raised have dropped more than 61% (from $31.9 billion to $12.3 billion).
One index that PDE has tracked over the years is the Small Business Optimism Index put out by the National Federation of Independent Business. For the last few years, there hasn't been much reason for celebration -- and that trend continues with the latest Index showing a further dip of 0.6 points in December.
A number of hearings are scheduled for the week ahead in both houses of Congress, including one for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship that examines efforts to encourage entrepreneurship in disadvantaged, rural and traditionally under-served areas.
courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: How 'Super Angel' Investors are Reinventing the Startup Economy
Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation announced the selection of its inaugural class of the Education Ventures Program, which will immerse 25 aspiring entrepreneurs in an intensive, hands-on program designed to catalyze the creation of high-growth companies in the education sector. The selected entrepreneurs will go through four months of comprehensive, individualized training and education in preparing to bring their ideas to market, including how to: validate their market; perform effective customer development; understand funding options; build a team; develop sales and presentation skills; and, plan for scale.
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