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Congress returns from recess with a number of hearings of interest. The House Committee on Small Business takes a look ahead on “The Tax Outlook for Small Businesses” while other committee hearings target the dwindling capacity for bandwidth, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy technology, equity financing and more. Meanwhile on the Senate side, “Perspectives from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Creating Jobs and Growing Businesses through Entrepreneurship” leads the way in the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
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:
The title of founder should be given to one person in a startup if possible, or to multiple people with equal equity in the company, says entrepreneur Jay Adelson.
Nanotechnology startups are competing for investment dollars, but those who have a strong management team and can meet a market need will stand out. Read more tips on getting nanotech investments.
Venture capital investments are in high demand, but some personalized medicine companies succeed in securing dollars. Read more for tips on what venture capitalists want to see in a personalized medicine company before investing in it.
It’s another quiet week on Capitol Hill as both houses of Congress are back in their home states and districts from April 2 – 15. Check back next week for an updated list of relevant committee hearings.
When we last checked in on the confidence level of entrepreneurs, most saw higher profits in their immediate future despite the fact that there was a considerable amount of uncertainty with the overall economic outlook for the next 12 months.
The New York Times reported last October about Romania´s sparkling start-up scene and its pool of technology talent. Microsoft, Intel and Oracle have long seen this and invested here, working close to thousands of tech startups that breathe innovation into their companies.
While entrepreneurs continue to be optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, angel investors are now jumping in with both feet. Total investments? Up 12.1 percent. Number of entrepreneurial ventures funded? Up 7.3 percent. Number of active investors? Up 20 percent.
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