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Lending to Small Business Shrinks $1B
Last Friday (Jan. 15), the Treasury Department released a report finding major banks have cut small business lending by $1 billion in November 2009.This marks the seventh straight month of decline in small business lending. The banks' total lending dropped 4.6% in that seven-month period.... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 20, 2010
Category:  General 
Top 50 College Entrepreneurship Programs for 2009
Colleges and universities are increasingly devoting energy and resources to building attractive entrepreneurship programs. Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review developed a rank of the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States.The top 3 undergraduate programs ranked are:#1 Babson College's Arthur... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 20, 2010
Category:  Education 
The State of Entrepreneurship Address: Policies to Help History Along
 An archived webcast of the "State of Entrepreneurship Address" by Carl Schramm of the Kauffman Foundation is now available. Citing sobering new datathat show a majority of American entrepreneurs do not expect to createjobs in 2010, Schramm delivered "The State of Entrepreneurship" address in which... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 20, 2010
Category:  General 
EDA Makes $37 Million Available to Create Jobs and Support Entrepreneurship
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced that nearly $37 million in grants is available to help communities suffering from the adverse effects of import competition develop ways to more effectively compete in the global economy. The funding is available under EDA’s... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 19, 2010
Category:  General 
Early Career Scientists to Receive Funding to Support Research

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that 69 scientists from across the nation will receive up to $85 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for five-year research grants. This effort is part of DOE’s new Early Career Research...

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Mark Marich
on January 19, 2010
Category:  Energy  General  Technology Transfer 
The State of Start-ups
When President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address is still unclear. However, with 80 percent of the population believing that new economic growth and jobs will come from entrepreneurs, discussion around what his address should include in terms of policies that... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on January 18, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global  Health Care  Immigration  Tax Code 
Watch the Webcast: State of Entrepreneurship Address
Watch a live Webcast of the Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship Address, taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ESTKauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm will assess the outlook for  entrepreneurship in 2010, including the challenges... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 18, 2010
Category:  General 
NESTA's Big Green Challenge Winners
The UK’s National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has announced the winners of its Big Green Challenge. The Big Green Challenge is NESTA’s £1 million challenge prize designed to stimulate and support community-led responses to climate change. The winners, who had until... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 18, 2010
Category:  Environment  General 
U.S. Commerce Secretary Highlights Innovation System Weaknesses
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke pointed to severe weaknesses with the US innovation system when he took part in a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) on January 7. “America simply doesn’t have an efficient system to take new ideas... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 15, 2010
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
Science Park Legislation Introduced in the House
On Jan 12th, U.S. Representatives Gabrielle Giffords (D -AZ) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced “The Science Parks Research and Innovative New Technologies Act” (SPRINT Act - H.R.4413). The legislation would authorize the Department of Commerce to establish a $7.5 million competitive grants program for feasibility... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 14, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 

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