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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (May 24 - 28)
Wednesday, May 26Joint Economic Committee"Avoiding a Lost Generation: How to Minimize the Impact of the Great Recession on Young Workers"   Dr. Harry Holzer Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute,  Georgetown University Washington, DC Mr. David R. Jones President and Chief Executive Officer,  Community Service Society New York, NY Mr. Stephen M. Wing Director of... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 24, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Resilient Entrepreneurship
Once again, entrepreneurial activity showed big in the United States. Last year was a tough year for entrepreneurs. We have experienced a deep recession, credit crunch and record unemployment rates. But although the odds were against them, new-business creation during the 2007-2009 recession years increased... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on May 24, 2010
UVA Creating Jobs Through Student Ventures
While most college students scramble to find summer jobs, a handful of students at the University of Virginia will spend their summer trying to create some. This summer, the Darden Business Incubator will host 18 entrepreneurship ventures as MBA students -- and others in the U.Va. community -- bring... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 24, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
A Look at Innovation Daily (May 17-23)
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 Catching Up: The Role of State Science and Technology Policy in Open Innovation (from Economic Development... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 24, 2010
Why Don't Entrepreneurs Run For Office?
In doing research for my most recent posts, I was reminded how few of our representatives come from entrepreneurial roots. In fact, almost 80 percent of the current United States Senate has been supported by the government (taxpayers) for their entire working lives. Lawyers make up 59 percent... [More]
Cameron Cushman
on May 24, 2010
Category:  Digesting DC 
Kauffman Foundation Accepts Proposals for 2011 Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2011 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 20, 2010
Entrepreneurship Recession Proof, Hits 14-year High
Click the image above for an interactive set of graphics displaying the data According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a study that measures the percentage of the adult, non-business-owner population that starts a business each month, 2009 has had the highest level of entrepreneurial activity... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 20, 2010
New Credit Initiative to Boost Lending to Small Businesses?
The U.S. Treasury Department today unveiled a new credit initiative aimed at increasing lending to small businesses.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the initiative is expected to spur $20 billion in lending while being particularly beneficial to small minority-owned firms.The new policy is modeled... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 19, 2010
Understanding Women’s Entrepreneurship
There has been a lot talk in the past year about job creation, entrepreneurship and economic recovery. Under the economic pressures, it became more important to than ever to examine closely how to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of various groups in society. We know for... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on May 17, 2010
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (May 17-21, 2010)
Monday, May 17, 2010 House Small Business Committee - Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Field Hearing "Access to Capital for Small Businesses" The hearing will examine the current credit conditions for Pennsylvania small businesses. Witnesses will offer testimony on expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs and spurring... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 17, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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