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A new PBS series, sponsored in part by the Kauffman Foundation, called "The Ascent of Money" promises to take viewers on a journey chronicling the role of money in human progress in a new light. An initial two-hour version of the documentary, which aired last...
Watch leading economists, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs address how to finance the only path to a sustainable economic recovery: an entrepreneurial renaissance. Financing the Entrepreneurial Recovery, a summit sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, is being held on Wednesday, June 10 at NYSE Euronext from 9:00...
In the June issue of Newsweek, former US President Bill Clinton put forward a dozen or so ideas on how to attack the jobs crisis (cleverly titled, of course, 'It's Still the Economy Stupid'). One of those ideas was ‘More Cash for Startups’ where he talked about a plan by the Obama Administration to allow converting tax credits to cash equivalents tied to the number of employees hired for green jobs and startups.
Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Karen Wilson attended "Les Journees de l'Entrepreneur", a Global Entrepreneurship Week event in France hosted by Ernst & Young. Karen's report of the event follows: France got an early and elegant start on Global Entrepreneurship Week last night with the hosting...
Part of the challenge of analyzing data and research while making policy decisions is that the figures are typically based on a not-quite-so-current set of data. A new survey of owners who formed their companies in 2012 is out and it helps shine a light on the environment most startups encounter in the early stages.
Thomas Friedman had an excellent piece this past weekend on New York Times titled “More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” where he called for a more entrepreneur-friendly environment. I recommend that you read the entire op-ed, but here are a few excerpts that drive the...
The JSOnline has an interesting article on a new trend in academia: Professors take expertise to marketplace.
For example, Professors at UW-Madison started six companies in fiscal 2008 and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which handles a lot of UW-Madison's technology transfer activities, has about...
At the beginning of each Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its listing of Federal programs and efforts that are at “high risk” for waste, mismanagement, and abuse. This listing is designed to shine a light on these problems areas, and to help drive...
Earlier this month, I hosted a gathering of 40 experts from Japan at our new GEW Global conference center in Washington, DC, where we discussed the notion that Japan needs to launch a rebirth by being more open, building a better startup ecosystem, bringing in more foreigners and sending more Japanese overseas. We also looked at whether Japan needs more examples of Japanese startup success that underscore the importance of globalization—startups that convince others that taking risks is alright, and political leadership that encourages entrepreneurial behavior even if only to keep Japan’s big businesses competitive and dynamic. We concluded that Japan needs to celebrate the great Japanese pioneers and entrepreneurs who built some of the most innovative companies in the world and pose the entrepreneurial imperative to a new generation.
The entrepreneurship policy environment in emerging economies may not be a significant obstacle to starting and growing new firms after all – at least if you ask high-growth entrepreneurs in those countries. That is one of the overarching findings in a paper released last week by Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) following a survey of more than 3,000 high-impact entrepreneurs in 34 countries.
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