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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Where Will the Jobs Come From?2226 Rayburn House Office Building12:00 noon While the American employment situation has begun to improve in recent weeks, the unemployment rate still hovers near 10 percent and millions of people remain unemployed, with long-term unemployment at an all-time... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 21, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Brazil’s Entrepreneurship Boom
Brazil is more than just the popular future host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.  It is a very promising economy and the country of origin of many global challenger companies, such as Embraer, Marcopolo, and Natura. Economic analysts group the country with... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on June 21, 2010
A New Model for Development
During the last week of May, the Kauffman Foundation and the Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth hosted a conference that sought to help build functioning economies in countries recovering from conflict or disaster. This new form of economic development, called expeditionary... [More]
Cameron Cushman
on June 21, 2010
Category:  Digesting DC 
A Look at Innovation Daily (June 14 - 20)
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: EDA moves into the technology commercialization business (from The Intangible Economy) The Great Escape:... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 20, 2010
Category:  General 
A Voice for Young Entrepreneurs in G20 Meetings

This week on June 20-22, I will be speaking and participating at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit hosted by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. The event, recognized by the Canadian government as an official G20 event, will bring together delegations from leading entrepreneurship organizations from...

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Jonathan Ortmans
on June 20, 2010
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurship as a Campaign Issue
As the United States gears up for the mid-term elections in November, it appears that entrepreneurship may be emerging as a campaign issue that candidates are embracing as a way to create jobs and bring America out of the Great Recession. But before I tackle that... [More]
Cameron Cushman
on June 18, 2010
Category:  Digesting DC 
A U.S Capitol Thumbs up for…Early-Stage Capital
Washington has been busy on several fronts important to entrepreneurs these past few months.  One we must not forget to reflect on is the recent U.S. Senate approval of a bipartisan-sponsored amendment to the financial reform bill that protects against creating new barriers for high-growth... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on June 14, 2010
A Look at Innovation Daily (June 7- 13)
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take alook at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: STAR METRICS: New Way to Measure the Impact of Federally Funded Research (from The... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 14, 2010
Category:  General 
Creating an Environment for Startups
The job market is terrible.  Everyone knows it, especially those who graduated recently.  According to New York Times Op-ed columnist Thomas L. Friedman the solution will come from startups.  In a recent article, he conjectured that the lack of entrepreneurs participating in government partly explains... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 11, 2010
Improving Science and Technology Innovation in the United States
PDE staff were on hand for a forum on improving U.S. science and technology innovation and investment hosted by the Brookings Institution on June 8. Our report of the event follows: The United States is falling behind.  For the past 50 years, the nation has led... [More]
Mark Marich
on June 11, 2010

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