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Entrepreneur-led Education of Tomorrow’s Risk-Takers
Those who know about entrepreneurship education in the United States know of Ewing Marion Kauffman. Kauffman was a philanthropist in Kansas City who sought to enable generations to create wealth, value and jobs by encouraging and preparing them to take the entrepreneurial path. Are entrepreneurs following his example? I note today the work of another entrepreneur, Dr. Ir. Ciputra, who is busy with a similar mission in Indonesia.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on May 05, 2014
Entrepreneurs Increasingly Confident About U.S. Economy
While members of Congress will be listening this week to Fed Chair Janet Yellen testify about the national economic outlook, they received an early glimpse last week with news that U.S. entrepreneurs' confidence continues to rise. The latest Kaufman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index showed that 91 percent of the nation's newest business owners were confident or very confident that their companies' profitability would increase in the next 12 months.

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Mark Marich
on May 05, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a couple of appearances on Capitol Hill this week to talk about the state of the U.S. economy. Wall Street will be keeping an eye on Yellen's testimony to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Wednesday and Senate Budget Committee the following day. Meanwhile, the House is expected to vote on legislation -- the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 -- that would make the research and development tax credit permanent.

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Mark Marich
on May 05, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including the need to start and scale quickly, insights into the German entrepreneurial ecosystem, the rise of computer science and the best jobs of 2014 and the cities that provide them.

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Mark Marich
on May 05, 2014
Category:  General 
Kirk Named to Head EDA's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Julie Lenzer Kirk, an entrepreneur and author, has been appointed by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to lead the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Economic Development Administration. Kirk had been serving as the executive director of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and was the co-founder of Startup Maryland.

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Mark Marich
on May 02, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Greeks Taking Charge of Their Economic Future

While classified as a high-income country by the OECD, youth unemployment rates in Greece persist at around 60 percent. Despite gains in economic freedom, major fiscal weaknesses remain. With more people finding it acceptable to start a business, Greek entrepreneurs are taking their economic transformation into their own hands with networks well beyond their borders.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on April 28, 2014
Category:  Global 
Local Entrepreneurs Lead to Long-term Growth

A pair of recently released reports by the Kauffman Foundation focus on efforts at the local level to create jobs and build long-term economic growth. When viewed alongside one another, the message to policymakers seems clear -- focus on nurturing local entrepreneurs over attracting out-of-state firms with financial incentives. 

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Mark Marich
on April 28, 2014
Category:  General 
Experimentation Needed for More Effective Policy

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría travelled to Washington, DC, this month to join World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim in co-launching a publication on experimentation in policy design and implementation: Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation.

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Mark Marich
on April 28, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

After a two week recess, members of Congress are returning to Capitol Hill and there are a handful of hearings to note. The House Committee on Fnancial Services settles in with the second part of a hearing on "legislative proposals to enhance capital formation for small and emerging growth companies." Earlier this month, the committee reviewed seven proposed bills including the "Fostering Innovation Act" and the "Small Company Freedom to Grow Act." Topics covered by other committees include: simplifying state income taxes for mobile workers, SBA-created initiatives and regional strategies for long-term economic growth. 

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Mark Marich
on April 28, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week including how to build your local entrepreneurial ecosystem, interesting entrepreneurial developments on college campuses, a competitor to Google Fiber and whether aspiring entrepreneurs should pursue an MBA or an accelerator program. 

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Mark Marich
on April 28, 2014
Category:  General 

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