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Accredited Investors: Definitions & the Pool of Startup Capital

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review in 2014 the definition of an accredited investor in 2014. The SEC is thus currently analyzing the balance embodied in the definition in terms of investor protection, the public interest and the economy. 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 2014
Category:  General 
Delay Continues on Crowdfunding Rules

With recent news that Richard Branson has thrown his support behind Indiegogo, there is a decent amount of mainstream attention to the topic of crowfunding. But while there is a lot happening on the policy front, things haven’t necessarily materialized as quickly as expected. 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 2014
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While members of the House of Representatives have mostly left Capitol Hill for the current district work period, the House Judiciary Committee kicked off a series of field hearings on copyright laws at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse in New York City today. Written copies of opening remarks and testimonies on the issue of the "first sale" doctrine and digital resale are available on the committee website. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee looks at the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014, a bill " to address voluntary location tracking of electronic communications devices and other purposes." 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 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 including Richard Branson's rising interest in crowdfunding, government supported venture funds, Germany's success with innovation and growth, mapping Canada's angel groups and questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before joining an accelerator. 

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Mark Marich
on June 02, 2014
Category:  General 
Dell Names Its First 'Founders Club 50'

The 'world's largest startup' is shining a spotlight on and providing support to a group of promising American startups that have technology as a critical backbone. Last week, the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs announced its first-ever Founders Club 50. The class includes companies from 17 U.S. states that are on the verge of significant growth, collectively receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in funding, while making an impact across various industries, including analytics, healthcare, enterprise solutions, entertainment, IT and mobile computing.

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Mark Marich
on May 19, 2014
Category:  General 
Rwanda's Entrepreneurs Get $76M Boost
Last spring, PDE profiled Rwanda and its "rush to recovery" thanks in part to smart policies and engagement from the public sector that helped the country's entrepreneurs start and scale new firms. President Paul Kagame has been widely credited for putting entrepreprenuership at the center of national economic policy for the past decade -- and now the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is lending Rwanda $76 million to support the government's policy reforms aimed at promoting inclusive growth and accelerating poverty reduction. [More]
Mark Marich
on May 19, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While things on the Senate side of Capitol Hill look fairly quiet for the coming days, members of the House return from a constituent work week and have several hearings of interest scheduled.

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Mark Marich
on May 19, 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 including a discussion between women at the forefront of the crowdfunding movement, thoughts on scaling vs. starting a new business, venture dollars moving away from startups, breakthrough technologies and the state of big data.

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Mark Marich
on May 19, 2014
Category:  General 
Administration Proposes Rules to Appeal to High Skilled Immigrants

With immigration reform proposals languishing in Congress, the Obama administration announced a new set of proposed rules to allow the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the United States. Under the proposed rules, H-1B visa holders -- highly skilled temporary immigrants working in advanced or technical "specialty" occupations -- must be in the pipeline for permanent-resident green cards in order for their spouses to qualify. However, the rules are only a small step toward what is needed to compete against countries with more open immigration policies -- like Chile, Canada, Italy and Australia -- that are actively marketing themselves to nascent entrepreneurs.

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Mark Marich
on May 12, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

It promises to be a very quiet week on Capitol Hill. Members of the House are back in their home districts for a constituent work week and will return next Monday. Meanwhile, members of the Senate are in town but there isn't much on the radar in terms of relevant committee hearings.

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Mark Marich
on May 12, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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