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Think Before You Leap

Noam Wasserman of the Harvard Business School cautions entrepreneurs to take a step back and think before they take the proverbial leap. In a new Kauffman Sketchbook clip, Wasserman says one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face is "Should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business?"

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Posted by: Anonymous
on April 16, 2012
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Congress returns from recess with a number of hearings of interest. The House Committee on Small Business takes a look ahead on “The Tax Outlook for Small Businesses” while other committee hearings target the dwindling capacity for bandwidth, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy technology, equity financing and more. Meanwhile on the Senate side, “Perspectives from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Creating Jobs and Growing Businesses through Entrepreneurship” leads the way in the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 16, 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 16, 2012
Category:  General 
Start-Up Chile’s Global Footprint

As part of our ongoing discussion about the globalization of the startup movement, we look today at one nation’s strategy that appears to be very effective. Present at the recently concluded Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool were the leaders of Start-Up Chile, an almost two-year old initiative that has rapidly gained traction around the world. However, while it carries a similar name to other national initiatives around the globe, it has a very different approach.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 16, 2012
Category:  Global 
‘Weekend’ Warriors To Go .CO

Thanks to a new partnership, all Startup Weekend participants can help kickstart their businesses with a .CO domain registration at no cost for the first year. The .CO domain name scholarship program will kick off at over 40 Startup Weekend events to be held during the month of April in China, India, Norway, France, Algeria, Albania, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Czech Republic, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, Belarus, Iceland, Denmark, Canada, Australia, Poland, Turkey, Uganda, Mongolia, the Philippines, and the United States.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 09, 2012
Category:  General 
Angels Feeling Confident, Too

While entrepreneurs continue to be optimistic about their prospects for the next 12 months, angel investors are now jumping in with both feet. Total investments? Up 12.1 percent. Number of entrepreneurial ventures funded? Up 7.3 percent. Number of active investors? Up 20 percent.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 09, 2012
Confidence--and Some Mixed Signals--from Entrepreneurs

When we last checked in on the confidence level of entrepreneurs, most saw higher profits in their immediate future despite the fact that there was a considerable amount of uncertainty with the overall economic outlook for the next 12 months.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 09, 2012
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

It’s another quiet week on Capitol Hill as both houses of Congress are back in their home states and districts from April 2 – 15. Check back next week for an updated list of relevant committee hearings.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 09, 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 09, 2012
Category:  General 
Romania's Reach for the Future

The New York Times reported last October about Romania´s sparkling start-up scene and its pool of technology talent. Microsoft, Intel and Oracle have long seen this and invested here, working close to thousands of tech startups that breathe innovation into their companies.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 09, 2012
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 

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