Entrepreneurs Are Redefining Relationships with Russia
Spending a few days in Moscow last week where I spoke at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance Summit, I found a dynamic and outward facing city with startup communities as vibrant as any in Europe. I check on things in Russia on the eve of this Thursday’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and on the heels of an announcement yesterday that Russia will convene the next Global Entrepreneurship Congress (March 17-20, 2014) only a few yards from the entrance to the Kremlin in the historic Moscow Manege.
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Brazil’s Entrepreneurship Boom
Brazil is more than just the popular future host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. It is a very promising economy and the country of origin of many global challenger companies, such as Embraer, Marcopolo, and Natura. Economic analysts group the country with the most promising emerging markets, Russia, India and China, which together form the “BRIC countries.” Is entrepreneurship responsible for part of Brazil’s economic development? A look at some of the trends in entrepreneurship in Brazil suggests so, and the country’s efforts to boost its culture of innovation and entrepreneurship promise to sustain its growth in the coming years.
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America’s Organic Startup Culture
Having focused last month on efforts to further entrepreneurship abroad leading up to the global Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, this week I wanted to focus squarely on the United States ahead of next month's Global Entrepreneurship Week Partners Forum convened at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. Who are some of the leading players in 2010 driving America's startup culture and how does Global Entrepreneurship Week each November enable them to combine voices in underscoring to the American people how entrepreneurs built America?
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By Cameron Cushman
This new section of the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship will focus on legislative activities on Capitol Hill, focusing particularly on how these proposed actions will impact small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year, much of the focus will center on budgetary debates, as seen in the paragraphs above, but it will also hopefully highlight legislative fixes that will positively impact new venture creation and innovation. Given the importance of entrepreneurship and net job creation in our current economic environment, we should be able to have a lively discussion. If you have ideas for possible topics, do not hesitate to let me know.
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Not So Average “Joe” Supermarket
Trader Joe's has grown popular among Americans, ranking 23rd on a list of top North American food retailers with nearly $6.5 billion in annual revenues and over 300 stores across the country. This unique “neighborhood” grocery store chain, offering an array of fresh, organic, gourmet food products, has changed the American supermarket panorama.