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Is Indonesia the Next Brazil?

It has been a big week for entrepreneurship in Indonesia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Bali on July 21 to take part in an ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship Summit (RES) held by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia and the Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI). The theme of the 3-day RES was: “Emerging Entrepreneurs: The Next Big Chapter.”

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 25, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy (July 25 - July 31)

There are a number of hearings of interest on Capitol Hill this week

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (July 25 - 31)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
Startup Act Proposal Looks to Jump-Start Economy

On the heels of the recent dismal unemployment report and data showing that new firms are growing slower and staying smaller, the Kauffman Foundation presented a collection of broad policy recommendations last week at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
Entrepreneurship & Nation-Building

According to a new paper on ‘expeditionary economics’ by the Kauffman Foundation, the United States should establish a new school of military government focused on creating a scalable cadre of nation-building experts.

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
EDA Seeking Comment on Economic Visioning Challenge

The Economic Development Administration is taking a crack at seeding the creation of innovation ecosystems through a new "X Prize-style" competition that challenges multi-disciplinary teams of experts to develop economic and land use proposals for their city.

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
FDA Investigative Hearing

Highlights: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Regulatory Reform Series #5 – Hearing entitled, “FDA Medical Device Regulation: Impact on American Patients, Innovation and Jobs”

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Mark Marich
on July 25, 2011
Entrepreneurship on Campus

I hope that like me, you have had the chance to witness the burgeoning phenomenon of entrepreneurship curriculum in American higher education. More and more, students have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship on campus. In the process of creating entrepreneurship programs, universities have become more entrepreneurial themselves. This is great news. Colleges and universities are natural incubators of creativity and new ways of looking at things. And this new reality might mean that colleges and universities are better preparing students for success in the American economy where more professionals need to make their own jobs.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 22, 2011
A Start Up Act At Last

It is time to implement new methods to shake our economy out of this lingering spell of slow growth (a disappointing 2% rate) and high unemployment (hovering around 9%). And while the large federal budget deficit does not leave much room for implementing more traditional economic remedies, the Kauffman Foundation—at a press conference this morning here at the National Press Club in Washington, DC—suggested it is time for legislation. Startup legislation.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 21, 2011
Reviewing the Tax Code

There is not an iota of doubt that the current tax code has serious problems, in the sense that it seems to favor more the issuance of debt, rather than the issuance of equity for businesses to raise capital. But what are some of these problems? A few of them came to light at a Joint Congressional Testimony of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Finance Committee.

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Mark Marich
on July 18, 2011

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