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Gender and High-Tech Entrepreneurship
A new research paper, Sources of Financing for New Technology Firms: A Comparison by Gender, shows that women continue to use a different financial strategy and lag behind men-owned firms in numerous performance measures over time. The study is fifth in a series of Kauffman... [More]
on July 13, 2009
Category:  General 
Dissertation Fellowships Available
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2010 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or... [More]
on July 10, 2009
Category:  General 
Obama Announces Choice to Head EDA
President Obama announced on Monday his nomination of John Fernandez to head the Economic Development Administration as the new Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. Most recently, Fernandez worked for the Indianapolis-based law firm ofKrieg Devault, advising private and governmental organizations oneconomic development, public... [More]
on July 08, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Inc.'s Lemonade Stand Contest
Who says that the little guys never get any recognition? Inc. magazine is calling for entries into its annual "Best Lemonade Stand in America" contest to highlight the entrepreneurial chops of business-savvy 5 - 12 year olds.  Top prize last year went to a pair... [More]
on July 06, 2009
Category:  General 
Financial History... the Backstory Behind All History
A new PBS series, sponsored in part by the Kauffman Foundation, called "The Ascent of Money" promises to take viewers on a journey chronicling the role of money in human progress in a new light. An initial two-hour version of the documentary, which aired last... [More]
on July 06, 2009
Category:  Global 
BERR Becomes BIS... with a New Fund of Funds
Early in June, the UK's Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform got a facelift -- merging with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills to become the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It also has a new venture capital 'fund of funds'... [More]
on July 06, 2009
Category:  Global 
Is a Green Boom Coming?
A recently released report explores how entrepreneurial small business are combating the recession, creating new jobs and economic growth, and tackling energy and environmental challenges through a technological and cultural revolution.The report, Small Wonders, predicts that clean energy innovations will lead to a "green entrepreneurial... [More]
on July 06, 2009
Category:  Energy 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Wednesday, July 8, 2009House Small Business Committee - Hearing"The Looming Challenge for Small Medical Practices: The Future Physician Shortage and How Health Care Reforms Can Address the Problem"10:00 AM2360 Rayburn House Office Building [more info] Wednesday, July 8, 2009 House Science and Technology Committee -... [More]
on July 06, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Cap-and-Trade Moves to the Senate
Recently, the House of Representatives narrowly voted (219 to 212) in favor of the gargantuan H. R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, sponsored by Representatives Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts. At the heart of this over 1,200-page legislation... [More]
on July 01, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Energy 

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