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Universities and Startup Junkies Come to Washington?

While politicians are out of town campaigning, the nation’s capital has been welcoming leaders in entrepreneurship education from America’s colleges and universities. Following a warm up from the younger “Empact” entrepreneurship education advocates, I joined a packed summit of university and community college presidents at the White House put together by the Commerce Department’s Nish Acharya, and then spoke this past Friday at Jeff Reid’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference at Georgetown University. It is increasingly clear that America’s colleges and universities have been retooling as engines of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 08, 2012
Category:  Education 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Congress is in recess with members back in their home states and districts as they focus on campaign work over the next several weeks. They will return to Washington at some point after the November 6 election.

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Mark Marich
on October 01, 2012
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Startup Jobs Dropping

A recently released briefing paper by the Hudson Institute shows job creation from new firms at an all-time low. “The Collapse of Startups in Job Creation” paints a bleak picture where the number of new firms being created today is even smaller than two years ago when the worst of the recession ended.

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Mark Marich
on October 01, 2012
Category:  General 
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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Mark Marich
on October 01, 2012
Category:  General 
Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy

Where some people see problems, entrepreneurs see opportunities. The optimistic natures of people who start innovative companies – backed by a few policy reforms – are the keys to building a stronger U.S. economy. That's the premise of Better Capitalism, a new book being illustrated in the latest Kauffman Foundation sketchbook.

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Anonymous
on October 01, 2012
Category:  General 
Message from Moscow

While the world gathered in New York last week for the Clinton Global Initiative and UN General Assembly meetings, I elected to accept an invitation to head out of town to check up on progress with one of the world’s “strong government” economies grappling with how to reconcile a tradition of top-down government control with a desire for bottom up organic startup communities.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on October 01, 2012
Category:  Global 

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