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Lessons for Dealing with 'Founder's Dilemmas'
Interested in launching a startup but afraid you will make critical errors at the outset that will torpedo your efforts? The Kauffman Founders School has introduced a new education series featuring insights from Noam Wasserman, who teaches an award-winning course on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and is the author of The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  Education 
How Did Your State Fare in the Bloomberg Rankings?
One new trend in innovation and entrepreneurship data is to produce a comprehensive picture of the ecosystem. Bloomberg followed this practice and recently analyzed data from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia to rank them on innovation. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  General  Education  Global 
In 2014, Cities Take the Lead
While we are seeing more attention to addressing the paucity of useful national entrepreneurship data globally, efforts to develop comparable city-level information have been less of a focus with only a handful of global city rankings. How are city leaders now moving beyond dated “cluster and technology park” thinking to appeal to entrepreneurs and investors?
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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 06, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
As we begin 2014, members of Congress return to Capitol Hill and there are a few committee hearings scheduled for the week ahead. In the House, private sector STEM programs get a look from the Committee on Science, Space and Technology while Africa’s emerging economies are the focus of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the Senate, the only relevant hearing currently scheduled is a review of government support for bank holding companies including testimonies from entrepreneurship professors from MIT Sloan School of Management and Chicago Booth School of Business. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week. You can also find a recap of its most popular stories from 2013. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  General 
Top 10 PDE Stories from 2013

A lot has happened over the last twelve months in terms of the entrepreneurial economy. Twitter went public with the most-talked about IPO of 2013. Moving the other direction, Dell went private as Michael Dell emerged victorious in a very public and contentious battle with activist investor Carl Icahn--and then claimed Dell as "the world's largest startup." There were also major entrepreneurship gatherings in Brazil (Global Entrepreneurship Congress) and in a number of other countries -- like Malaysia, Libya and Kenya -- that don't immediately come to mind when one thinks "startup hotbed."

Now that 2013 is largely behind us, we take a look at the 10 most popular PDE posts from the last year at entrepreneurship.org. In fact, it's a post on one of those emerging hotspots that tops the list. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 16, 2013
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurship Data Analysis in 2013
In my final post of 2013, I summarize my top of mind developments in the world’s entrepreneurship data chest. Next year will herald a new era in evidence-based programming and policymaking as practitioners and policymakers alike—now committed to new firm formation—demand better data and analysis around what entrepreneurship promotion efforts are working and what is hype.
 
I know few of you plan to comb through entrepreneurship data and analysis over the holidays but the following summary might be helpful to all of us as we embark upon a renewed effort in 2014 to fill the gaps in what we can tell those who are eager to help founders start and scale new firms. This list is by no means comprehensive but rather what was most visible to me as a global observer and commentator. Please let me know what I missed.
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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on December 16, 2013
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Members of the House get a jump on the holiday season and will be in recess this week. Meanwhile, their Senate counterparts have a few hearings scheduled. A hearing on the data broker industry follows a yearlong Commerce Committee examination of how data brokers collect, compile, and sell consumer information for marketing purposes. Also, patent trolls get another look this week, courtesy of the Judiciary Committee, which is also exploring the impact on small businesses from a recent decision by the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals to allow companies to require employees to sign contracts forbidding them from initiating class arbitration against the company. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 16, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
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: [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 16, 2013
Category:  General 
Pair of Bills Pass House
In last week’s This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy post, we talked about a couple pieces of legislation to make it easier to start and scale new firms that were getting a close up look and vote from the House Rules Committee. Both of them—the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) and the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105)—passed the House last week and are now on their way to the Senate.
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 09, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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