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Angels On the Upswing Still Targeting Tech

Despite reason for concern with the Q3 2013 numbers on angel investing, the total figures for 2013 as a whole show that angel activity is on the rise with more high-valuation deals closed in 2013 than the previous year. They also show a continued trend toward investment in technology that mirrors a jump in venture capital dollars in the sector

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 31, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

There are a couple of congressional hearings this week focused on the central nervous system of countless startups and corporations alike -- the internet. The House Energy & Commerce Committee sets its sights on a lofty goal with a hearing entitled "Ensuring the Security, Stability, Resilience and Freedom of the Global Internet." Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee asks if the Commerce Department is the best overseer of ICANN, a nonprofit that manages the global domain system. Other topics covered include: a look at the current employment situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the benefits and risks of bitcoin, the SBA budget, intellectual property, empowering women as a strategy for economic growth, protecting personal data and more. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 31, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on crowdfunding in Europe and Canada, the expanding boundaries of Silicon Valley, the power of human networking and encourage entrepreneurs in India. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 31, 2014
Category:  General 
FY 2015 Budget Request Continues Regional Innovation Strategies

The Obama Administration unveiled additional details recently of its FY 2015 budget request, which includes $25 million for a Regional Innovation Strategies Program that will continue coordinated interagency competitions.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 24, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Congress gets back into full swing this week with a collection of committee hearings on Capitol Hill. The House Small Business Committee has a couple of hearings of interest -- first reviewing the proposed SBA budget for 2015 and then exploring the negative impact occupational licensing has on entrepreneurship and jobs. Other topics covered include: a possible end to the Fed's quantitative easing program, the proposed 2015 budget request for science agencies, bankruptcy reform, cyber security, the international financial system, quantitative easing and improving access to power throughout Africa. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Both houses of Congress are in  recess, back in their home states for a one-week work period. Members are slated to return to Washington next Monday, March 24. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 17, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on Dell's switch from public to private, inequalities brought about by entrepreneurship, the rise of entrepreneurial activity among those over the age of 50, thoughts on the accelerator bubble and serial entrepreneurs. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 17, 2014
Category:  General 
Switzerland Once Again Tops Global Innovation Index
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 10, 2014
Category:  Global 
What Do Entrepreneurs Really Want from a City?
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 10, 2014
Category:  Global 

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