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Bright Idea from MIT Team Impresses Energy Secretary

Not every college student gets to pitch their business idea to the U.S. Energy Secretary. Then again, not every college student is developing optics for next-generation LED lighting.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 23, 2011
Category:  Environment 
VC Continues Slow Improvement

For the first time since recession hit in 2008, venture capital performance broadly improved over last quarter according to a study by Cambridge Associates for the National Venture Capital Association.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 23, 2011
Category:  General 
About Taxes and Entrepreneurship

America’s fiscal health remains currently at the heart of most economic policy chatter. We are living in tight fiscal times. Congress has been focusing on reaching agreements on reducing spending and budget battles are expected to wage on throughout much of this year. Since balancing the budget is inseparable from tax policy, we take a quick look this week at how taxes shape incentives for entrepreneurs.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on May 23, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (May 17 - 23)

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: CMU Debuts Entrepreneurship Fund for Alumni (Pittsburgh Business Times)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 23, 2011
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy May 23

The House is back in session with a full slate of hearings throughout the week. And while there is little going on in the Senate, the Joint Economic Committee will discuss “Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry.”

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 23, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Huckabee and Trump Aren’t Running. So What Does that Mean for the Presidential Race?

In the last few days, two big names have announced they aren’t going to run for President.  So what bearing does that have on the race for the White House in 2012?  Here are five ways these non-announcements will have an impact on the race.

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Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on May 20, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill  Digesting DC 
Regional Innovation Acceleration Network to Push Tech-Based Startups

The Economic Development Administration recently launched its new Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN), a virtual community of organizations to support technology-based startups.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 16, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
APEC Needs to Recommit to Startups by November

This week, I was invited to join the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Trade Ministerial in Big Sky, Montana. This regional bloc meeting remains one of the most important venues for discussing global economic policy. It is also one that has paid attention to the role of entrepreneurs in achieving its goals of trade and cooperation for growth.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on May 16, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (May 10 - 16)

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: Google, Kansas City and the Nation's Gigabit Economic Policy (GigaOM)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 16, 2011
Category:  General 
Kauffman Accepting Proposals for 2012 Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that it will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The competitive program is open to students seeking doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 16, 2011
Category:  Education 

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