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Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Young
Today, I would like to discuss the education-related recommendations outlined at the Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneurship address. We have long been aware that American education is struggling to stay competitive. We also know that the development of entrepreneurial skills, such as opportunity recognition and prudent... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 22, 2010
Category:  Education 
Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs Recognized for Excellence
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has presented it two inaugural Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards at the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association on Friday, March 12. This represents the first time that the entrepreneurial performance of postdoctoral researchers in the scientific community is being... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 22, 2010
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (March 22-26, 2010)
Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation"Reviewing the National Broadband Plan"2:30 pmRussell Senate Office Building, Rm 253   [more info] Wed, Mar. 24, 2010House Science and Technology Committee - Subcommittee on Technology & Innovation - Hearing Supporting Innovation in the 21st Century Economy10:30AM - 12:30PMRayburn... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 22, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look at Innovation Daily (March 15-21, 2010)
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation --courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, wetake a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:   If You Want to See Entrepreneurs, Go to China (BusinessWeek) Entrepreneurial Spirit Soars... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 22, 2010
Category:  General 
Business Incubators and Job Creation
A House Committee on Small Business hearing earlier this week covered the topic of "Business Incubators and Their Role in Job Creation." Testifying before the committee was Dr. Robert Strom, Director of Research & Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, who called the newfound... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 19, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Entrepreneurship as Career Option
Various countries are launching new initiatives to boost entrepreneurship education within their traditional institutions. For example, Canada’s Federal Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) Rob Moore met with entrepreneurs and mentors last week in Toronto to discuss the state of youth entrepreneurship in Canada. Hosted by... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 19, 2010
Category:  Education  Global 
Improving the America COMPETES Act
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has released a new report: “Eight Ideas for Improving the America COMPETES Act.” Robert Atkinson, ITIF President, argues that reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act provides an opportunity to continue policies the U.S. needs to compete in the innovation-based... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 16, 2010
Category:  Education  General 
Geography and Entrepreneurship
A Harvard Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston has been sponsoring a series of talks on geography and entrepreneurship. Now, it has released a Policy Brief that explores the question of “Why are some metropolitan areas so much more entrepreneurial than others?” For example, startups can... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 16, 2010
Category:  General 
Qualifying for the Startup Visa
In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Kauffman Foundation economist Robert E. Litan argues the "Startup Visa Act" introduced recently by Senators John Kerry (D., Mass.) and Richard Lugar (R., Ind.) should be broader to fully capture the job-creation potential of immigrant entrepreneurs.  In particular,... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 16, 2010
Category:  Immigration 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (March 15 - 19)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010House Science & Technology Committee -- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Hearing"Broadening Participation in STEM"10:00 a.m.2318 Rayburn House Office Building[more info]Tuesday, March 16, 2010 House Appropriations Committee - Full Committee – Hearing"FY 2011 Budget and Economic Outlook"10:00 am2359 Rayburn House... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 15, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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