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New Bills to Support Green and Women’s Entrepreneurship
The House Small Business Rural Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade Subcommittee approved a series of bills last Thursday (04/30) to authorize and expand several Small Business Administration programs.Some of these new bills have an interesting focus on "green entrepreneurs." For example, a bill sponsored by Rep.... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 06, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Environment 
Policymakers, Mark your Calendars!
In these tough economic times, policymakers should certainly look to entrepreneurs to boost recovery, job creation and innovation. Here is an opportunity to gather ideas. The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) will be hosting its 49th Annual Conference titled "Energizing Entrepreneurship: Monitoring Progress,... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 06, 2009
Category:  General 
A Tough Quarter for Venture Capitalists
The latest data from the National Venture Capital Association show that venture capitalists have had a tough 2009 so far. Forty VC funds raised only $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2009, representing one of the slowest quarters in recent years. Even worse news... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 04, 2009
Category:  General 
VC Investing in China
The flow of venture capital to China is slowing in response to the global downturn. According to a new report from the China Venture Capital Association (CVCA), foreign venture capital (VC) investors are concerned about the short term economic prospects for the Chinese economy. More... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 04, 2009
Category:  Global 
The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 House Science & Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight – Hearing "Follow the Money Part II: Government and Public Resources for Recovery Act Oversight"2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)[more info]Wednesday, May 6, 2009House Small Business Committee -... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 04, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Patent Reform & Our Innovation Economy
This week's essay suggests a couple of principles to guide patent reform and promote entrepreneurship. Here is the lead:Momentum for a comprehensive patent reform has been slowly building in Congress. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee began examining a patent bill introduced in March by Judiciary... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on May 04, 2009
Category:  Intellectual Property 
Competition Promotes Entrepreneurship in New Orleans
States and localities are recognizing that business plan competitions can help generate local interest in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. Idea Village, a New Orleans-based entrepreneurial network, has developed an interesting approach with its 504ward program (the name is a play on the New Orleans’ area code).... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 01, 2009
Category:  General 

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