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A slew of hearings in the House are scheduled for this week, with action in the following committees: Budget; Education & the Workforce; Financial Services; Judiciary; Oversight & Government Reform; Small Business; and, Ways & Means.
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: Startup America: A Campaign to Celebrate, Inspire and Accelerate Entrepreneurship (TechCrunch)...
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), United Arab Emirates, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University will be hosting university entrepreneurship educators to the first-ever Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education Middle East/North Africa (REE MENA), 7-9 March 2011, at the HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College Campus.
Note: Next week, PDE-news will be distributed on Tuesday, February 8, following the Kauffman Foundation’s ‘State of Entrepreneurship Address.’ (see the post below for details)
Following President Obama's increased focus on regulatory reform and his call for innovation and entrepreneurship in his recent State of the Union address, the Kauffman Foundation will present its second annual State of Entrepreneurship Address on February 8, 2011, to shed light on how changes to specific laws and regulations can accelerate economic growth without adding to the deficit.
Members of Congress are back home for a State Work Period / Constituent Work Week.
courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: 2010 State Technology and Science Index: Enduring Lessons for the Intangible Economy (Milken Institute)...
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.
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).
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