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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Sept. 27)

With everyone in Washington focused on the upcoming elections, last week and the one ahead have been busy as members eye an October return to their home states for some last-minute campaigning. Here is a look at some relevant hearings for the week ahead.

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Mark Marich
on September 27, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Sept. 21-27)

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: Discussion: How Angels’ Growing Influence Affects Venture Capital (from The Wall Street Journal)...

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Mark Marich
on September 27, 2010
Category:  General 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Sept. 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: To Create Jobs, Nurture Startups (The New York Times)...

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Category:  General 
Advancing Innovation... To Patients

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of healthcare technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians and medical product development teams. Patients suffer as a result because promising research and innovation is not being translated into new treatments. If that sounds identical to the problems surrounding the typical challenges in bringing innovation into the marketplace, it's because it should.

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Bolivia: Advancing a Nascent Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Like many developing countries, Bolivia has a nascent, but promising entrepreneurial environment. The country has a good number of institutions that offer financial and technical services that network the country’s millions of micro-entrepreneurs. However, as readers of this blog are well aware, data has confirmed time and again that it is young firms that grow that provide the most benefits to society in terms of job and wealth creation and innovation. Thus, the challenge ahead for Bolivia is to enable more growth entrepreneurs.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on September 20, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
By George, I Think You've Got... a Bailout?

Long overdue assistance for America's small business owners? Or just another ill-conceived bailout? 

In Washington, the answer to that question depends on which side of the aisle you sit. Outside Washington, it likely depends on whether or not your business sees a slice of a $30 billion fund intended to ease credit and stimulate lending to small businesses. 

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Growth & Poverty 
Supporting Women & High-Growth Entrepreneurship

While data show that women start more than 50 percent of all businesses, their participation in high-growth startups remains extremely low. In an effort to change this, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to Astia, a premier business accelerator that works with women-led startups. The grant represents a commitment from both organizations to strategically work together to advance the participation of women in high-growth entrepreneurship.

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (100920)

Almost everyone in Washington focused on the upcoming elections, which means that there is a lot of hustle and bustle as members eye an October return to their districts / states for some last-minute campaigning. Here is a look at some relevant hearings for the week ahead.

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
When Politicians Can't Be Entrepreneurial, Entrepreneurs Must Be Political

Guest post by Byron Kennard

Is DC defunct? It sure seems that way. Just about everybody is bemoaning Washington’s dysfunctional political system. According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, 73 percent of respondents consider the system “broken.”  Only 15 percent think it workable. Fifteen percent?!  Louis XVI had higher public approval ratings on the day the Bastille fell. What’s next? A guillotine installed on Lafayette Square?

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Mark Marich
on September 20, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Energy 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Sept 7-13)

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: Causes for Firm Formation & Job Creation Reveal Keys to Growing Economy ( Kauffman Foundation)...

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Mark Marich
on September 13, 2010
Category:  General 

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