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Angel Financing & High-Growth Firms

An OECD report printed earlier this year examines why angel investment continues to be relatively overlooked despite the fact it is the primary source of outside equity financing and support for startups in a number of countries.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 30, 2012
Underutilized Postdoc Talent Can Help Grow U.S. Economy

The sluggish economy has been hard on job seekers of all backgrounds, not just those at the lower end of the education spectrum. According to a new report from the Kauffman Foundation, universities in the U.S. generate more Ph.D’s than there are faculty positions, resulting in a “glut of talented, highly educated, underemployed individuals” who may not apply their skills due to a shortage of academic opportunities.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 30, 2012
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Both houses of Congress formally adjourned for a one-week recess and will return on Monday, May 7.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 30, 2012
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

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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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 30, 2012
Category:  General 
Globally Minded Lithuanian Startups Get Top Government Help

While the Baltic countries are small compared to their EU partners, they are said to have an outsized role in generating new start-ups, particularly through their big ideas in the tech sector. Today, we look at Lithuania, which has been campaigning aggressively through Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Baltics and has rapidly been gaining a place on the entrepreneurial map.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 30, 2012
Category:  Global 
Poland’s Regional Play

The Polish startup scene is looking increasingly vibrant. For some time now, technology blogs have been covering Polish startup expos, competitions and meetings such as Startup Weekend, PitchRally, E-nnovation and Startup Fest that are happening with some regularity across major cities. And Poland was one of the first winners of a Global Entrepreneurship Week Award. Is Poland poised to take the lead in Eastern Europe?

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 23, 2012
Category:  Global 
Seeding Civic Startups: Apply Now

In 2009, Jennifer Pahlka had an idea. What if the best and brightest technology minds in America could “give back” by putting their talents to work in revolutionizing local government.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 23, 2012
Category:  General 
South Dakota Tops for Business Taxes DC at the Bottom

Once again, South Dakota has the best state tax system for entrepreneurship and small business. According to Business Tax Index 2012 from the the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the Mount Rushmore state edged out Texas and Nevada after compiling data on 18 different tax measures.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 23, 2012
Category:  Tax Code 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Another quiet week is in store in the Senate while the House tackles international patent issues, rising energy costs for small business and the impact of the Report on Carcinogens from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Off the Hill, Senators Moran and Warner talk about the Start-up Act at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars while the Cato Institute ponders ‘Is Immigration Good for America?’

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 23, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

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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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 23, 2012
Category:  General 

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