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GEC Commits to Startup Policy Platform

Last Friday, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress adjourned in Rio de Janeiro, ending a week of intense sessions that engaged over two thousand people from 130 countries in discussions around building stronger entrepreneurship ecosystems back home. While the Congress included Global Entrepreneurship Week host country delegations, investors and entrepreneurs, it opened last Monday with a new session for policymakers and researchers. The experiment was a success and ended with a commitment by organizers to make government policy a mainstay of the annual Congress in the future.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on March 25, 2013
Category:  General  Global 
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 March 25, 2013
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Both houses of Congress are in Spring recess in observation of the Easter holiday and will return in two weeks.

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Mark Marich
on March 25, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 
‘Leaning In’ to Encourage Women Entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation recently announced a partnership with Lean In, a nonprofit organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg that is committed to offering women encouragement and support to achieve their goals—specifically to help cultivate more balanced teams and more female leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Mark Marich
on March 25, 2013
Category:  General 
How to Build a Vibrant Startup Community—Through 1 Million Cups

In what some might consider an ironic twist, technology seems to play a lesser role in building a local entrepreneurial community for startups than good old-fashioned face-time and word of mouth.

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Mark Marich
on March 25, 2013
Category:  Education 
A Growing Entrepreneurship Data Chest

The greater availability of data on entrepreneurship is one of the main drivers behind the rush to build better startup ecosystems around the world. By revealing weak areas in a country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and enabling cross-country benchmarking, more data is yielding important insights for better economic and regulatory policymaking.

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Jonathan Ortmans
on March 11, 2013
Category:  Global 
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 March 11, 2013
Category:  General 
$100 Million to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Women entrepreneurs in Africa and Eurasia have a new reason to have a Coke and a smile—actually, 100 million reasons. Coca-Cola and the International Finance Corporation just announced a $100 million, three-year joint initiative to provide access to finance for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

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Mark Marich
on March 11, 2013
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While it is a quiet week in the Senate for entrepreneurship and policy, House committees offer several hearings. Topics include: reducing regulatory burdens, patent litigation, STEM education, health insurance and the impact of health reform on jobs.

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Mark Marich
on March 11, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While most attention on Capitol Hill these days centers on the budget sequester—what it means and who is to blame – there are a number of committee hearings that should be of interest. In particular, the House Judiciary Committee has a busy day planned for Tuesday—with three subcommittee hearings on American competitiveness—and another to follow on Thursday. Topics covered in those and other hearings include: immigration reform, patent litigation, the impact of health care reform on small business, wasteful spending, cyber-security and more.

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Mark Marich
on March 04, 2013
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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