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The National Small Business Association (NSBA) released a new report on energy efficiency, “On-Bill Financing: Helping Small Business Reduce Emissions and Energy Use While Improving Profitability.” The report argues that small business could collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 259 million tons each year if...
A new report from the National Small Business Association (NSBA) profiles a handful of small firms developing new clean energy technologies--and outlines the challenges they face. Beyond the technological obstacles navigated by every innovative firm in the industry, as well continued uncertainty over the national and global economies, the authors argue that the profiled firms were challenged by the lack of a national energy policy.
The Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 report is now available. Here are a few highlights: The United States remained by far the single largest R&D-performing country. Its R&D expenditure of $369 billion in 2007 exceeded the Asian region’s total of $338 billion and the EU’s (EU-27)...
New York came out on top of a new State Entrepreneurship Index developed by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The study combines five key components -- a state's percentage growth and per capita growth in business establishments, its business formation rate, the number of patents per thousand residents and gross receipts of sole proprietorships and partnerships per capita -- to build its state-by-state rankings.
In times of recession, entrepreneurial activity can experience an uptick as displaced workerslook to make their own opportunities. As the unemployment rate increases across the country, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other community leaders are turning to the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac program to train these...
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.
When I asked Mbwana Alliy last month why he founded the Savannah Fund in Nairobi, he had a simple answer—it is East Africa’s technology hub. As part of PDE’s look at Africa I began last week, we focus today on Kenya.
On Wednesday (09/02/2010), the National Advisory Council on Innovation
and Entrepreneurship held its first official meeting in Washington, DC.
This 26-member Advisory Council is part of the Secretary's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and its mission
is to “identify and recommend solutions to issues critical to the
creation and development of entrepreneurship ecosystems that will
generate new businesses and jobs.” It will also serve as a vehicle for
ongoing dialogue with the entrepreneurship community and other
Last Thursday, members of the Subcommittee on Science and Space met to discuss the reauthorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) with a witness panel of five experts in the revolutionary field of nanotechnology. Created in 2000, the NNI has facilitated communication and collaboration between 25 federal agencies involved in groundbreaking nanotechnology research.
Robert X. Cringely, author of the technology blog “I, Cringely” (www.cringely.com), has launched a plan to restart the economy called “Cringely's (NOT in Silicon Valley) Startup Tour.” People are invited to nominate startup companies in six different categories, discuss them, and vote for favorites on...
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