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Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks off Around the World and Portugal’s New Age of Discovery

Throughout this week, when another 80 countries launch Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), there will be a significant number of events organized by GEW partners at universities, schools, companies, professional associations, technological centers and municipalities. Like last week’s events in Muslim countries, the activities will be diversified, ranging from thematic conferences to networking with investors and entrepreneurs, presentation of business plans, recreational events, sport events, cultural events, etc. There will be something for everyone and I encourage all to take advantage of these opportunities.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on November 15, 2010
Category:  Global 
President Obama Visits Indonesia On Eve of Schramm Launch of GEW 2010

“In business, the only certain thing is failure. Especially when you operate in a place like Indonesia,” Sandiaga Uno said earlier this year during his visit to the U.S. for President Obama’s Summit on Entrepreneurship. After being laid off during the financial crisis in Asia in the late 90s, Uno decided to try entrepreneurship to pay off credit card debt and put food on his family’s table. He is now the renowned co-founder of Saratoga Capital, the first private equity firm in Indonesia focusing on natural resources that grew from four workers to about 15,000 employees.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on November 15, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Nov. 15)

Congress will be in session this week – returning to the 18th lame duck session since 1935 – then will go back into recess for Thanksgiving week. In the meantime, several hearings in the House and Senate (below) may be of interest.

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Mark Marich
on November 15, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily Nov. 02-08

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: University of Arizona Takes Tech Transfer Private (Inside Tucson Business)...

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Mark Marich
on November 08, 2010
Category:  General 
Angels’ Decreased Appetite for Seed and Start-up Investing

Historically, angels have been the most significant source of seed and start-up capital for entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, angels seems to have a much more cautious approach to investing lately. Angels’ seed and start-up stage investing declined to its lowest level in several years, according to the Angel Market Analysis for the first and second quarters of 2010 released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire. This trend could impact new ventures and job creation.

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Mark Marich
on November 08, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Global Entrepreneurship Lights Up Across the Globe

Since it was launched in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK, more than 18,000 partner organizations joined the global movement to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs. In its still short life, GEW has established a solid and ongoing presence in more than 100 countries -- and counting. During the same time period, over 10 million people around the world have participated in GEW activities and 2010 promises to boost that total to tap even more human capital and breathe life into new startups.

While the majority of nations this year will start Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 15th, some countries are conducting their celebrations a week or more in advance due to an important Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, falling on November 16th.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on November 08, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Nov. 8)

After an election night that predictably returned the Republicans to the majority in the House while Democrats hung on to a slim margin in the Senate, members will look to return to Washington for official business next week. Stay tuned for congressional hearings and other events related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Mark Marich
on November 08, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Why New Growth Companies Aren’t Going Public

New Report Outlines Causes of Market Distortions Choking Recovery and Preventing New Growth Companies from Going Public

Derivatives known as "ETFs" are the true culprits in artificially setting stock prices and posing threats to market stability

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Mark Marich
on November 08, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
1,300+ U.S. Organizations Gearing Up for Global Entrepreneurship Week

The U.S. is gearing up for the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on Nov. 15. More than 1,300 U.S. organizations in all 50 states are collaborating to celebrate entrepreneurship Nov. 15 – 21. These organizations include top universities, non-profit organizations, successful entrepreneurs, government agencies and corporate sponsors. The state of California is the most active with over 106 partner organizations, closely followed by Michigan (100 partners).

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Mark Marich
on November 01, 2010
Category:  General 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Oct. 26- Nov. 1)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Top 5 Tech Trends for 2011(Information Week)...

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Anonymous
on November 01, 2010
Category:  General 

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