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How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Push Economic Recovery?

How many new billion dollar firms would it take to permanently increase the U.S. GDP by one percentage point? A new Kauffman Foundation study estimates the answer is most likely between 30 and 60. According to Inventive Billion Dollar Firms: A Faster Way to Grow?, the collective impact from high-growth firms that are able to realize $1 billion in revenue could significantly accelerate the U.S. economic recovery, and over time increase income and wealth of the average American household.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 09, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily Nov. 28 - Dec. 06

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: Hottest Spots for the Entrepreneurial, Innovation Economy (Entrepreneur.com)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 06, 2010
Bringing Safer, More Effective Drugs to Market

Leaders in the medical innovation field have outlined how government, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions can define new models of working with the private sector to enhance drug development efforts and bring safer, more effective drugs to the market more efficiently. The New Role of Academia in Drug Discovery and Development: New Thinking, New Competencies, New Results reflects key recommendations ...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 06, 2010
Category:  Health Care 
Entrepreneurship Talk and Action in the Maghreb

I have just returned from a brief last minute visit to Algiers where I spoke at a conference focused on the Maghreb countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania. The objectives of the Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference, a follow-on to President Obama’s Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in April 2010 in Washington, DC was to discuss strategies to promote job creation through entrepreneurship.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on December 06, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Global 
Kauffman Labs to Illuminate Breakthrough Ideas from Female Scientists and Engineers

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation is looking for women scientists and engineers in the United States who have ideas that could change the world. To tap a growing pool of these highly educated women who have the potential to start scalable science- and engineering-related ventures, Kauffman Labs today launched its first Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition, inviting them to share their visionary ideas for the chance to win ...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 06, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer  Workforce 
Swelling the Ranks of Entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill

A recent piece on the ‘You’re the Boss’ blog on NYTimes.com profiles the 33 small business owners and entrepreneurs who will serve in the 112th Congress. The number is an increase over the 111th Congress – which either had 11 (if you count Robb Mandelbaum’s NYT numbers) or 24 (if you listen to Raymund Flandez of the Wall Street Journal, who included investors in his count). The number would reach even higher if...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 06, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Dec. 06)

A couple of meetings and hearings are scheduled in the Senate for the week ahead in Washington, DC, including:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on December 06, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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