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Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to join an extraordinary group of women entrepreneurs mostly from Saudi Arabia for a lunch at the home of the Honorable Esther Coopersmith.  All were both proud of their higher education in Saudi Arabia and had started companies in... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on April 12, 2010
Open Data & Policymaking
[image courtesy Wordle.net] Hal Varian, the chief economist for Google has frequently said that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be a statistician. With the explosion of available digital data its not hard to see what he's getting at. Now think about the impact of... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 12, 2010
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (April 12-16)
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010House Science and Technology Committee - Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - MarkupNational Science Foundation programs10:00 AM - 12:00 PMRayburn House Office Building, Rm 2318[more info][audio] Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - HearingHearings to examine reviewing the... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 12, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look at Innovation Daily (April 5-11, 2010)
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: Camp-like "accelerator" programs are the new startup incubators (from VentureBeat) Open innovation in regional... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 12, 2010
Category:  General 
An Economist for the Court?
Last week, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement kicking off one of Washington's favorite pastimes --  speculating on potential Supreme Court nominees, their political leanings and whether or not the opposing party will turn the confirmation process into a bloodbath. Tim Kane, senior fellow... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 12, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Picking Winners?
Can and should the government pick “winners”? That was the question driving the debate hosted today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).   James Fallow (National Correspondent, The Atlantic) moderated the debate which had Rob Atkinson (President, ITIF) and Clyde Prestowitz (President, Economic Strategy... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 08, 2010
Category:  General 
Start-ups and Broad-Based Employee Ownership
Last October, Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel Prize for Economics for her work on the role of the commons in economic governance. Now, more and more scholars are exploring the intersection of start-ups and employee ownership. Some of the research underway is evaluating in particular... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 07, 2010
Category:  General 
Young Entrepreneurs, Here’s a Chance to Tell your Story!
The Center for International Private Enterprise invites young people to share their ideas on how to create opportunities for youth to strengthen democracy and the private sector in their own countries. One of the essay categories is “Entrepreneurship and society.” The concept of social entrepreneurship is... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 07, 2010
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurship in Turkey
Turkey offers quite a sophisticated platform for entrepreneurs. It has a diversified industrial base, a relatively stable political and economic environment, a critical mass of willing early adopters, a considerable talent pool, a strong domestic market and underserved neighboring markets. Yet, currently only 6 out... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on April 05, 2010
Category:  Global 
Jobs Come from Start-Ups, Not Bailouts
Thomas Friedman has an interesting column in the New York Times titled “Start-ups, Not Bailouts.” He points to many barriers to entrepreneurship that need to be removed for our economy to thrive. Here are a few highlights from Friedman’s argument: Message: If we want to bring... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 05, 2010
Category:  General 

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