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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
One of the most commonly cited — and ambiguous — laws of the internet is ‘fair use’. Some consider it a loophole to copyright protection while others — like a couple of witnesses at an upcoming congressional hearing — have called it vital to creative communities or even “the secret sauce of U.S. cultural competitiveness.”  This week, the House Judiciary Committee examines ‘The Scope of Fair Use’ and whether or not Congress needs to adjust the current formulation of fair use in the Copyright Act. Other topics covered by hearings in the House and Senate this week include: financial research, fighting the war on poverty through economic growth, the small business trade agenda and the impact of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate on full-time jobs.  [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 20, 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 developing entrepreneurial ecosystems, Bitcoin, the Series A crunch, state-sponsored VC and entrepreneurship trends for 2014. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 20, 2014
Category:  General 
Lessons in Entrepreneurial Cities from India
Last week, Jonathan Ortmans predicted that 2014 will see cities take the center stage in entrepreneurship policymaking. So we thought we should take an occasional look at how this trend is taking shape overseas -- starting with a new paper from the World Bank on India. 
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Global 
Stanford Professor Wins Kauffman Prize Medal for Entrepreneurship
Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, was awarded the Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship for his exploration of management practices, firm organization, innovation and technology and uncertainty. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Education 
SEC Seeking Input on Crowdfunding
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for feedback from entrepreneurs and small business owners on a proposed rule to implement equity-based crowdfunding as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. 
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Red Tape  Growth & Poverty 
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. You can also find a recap of its most popular stories from 2013. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
It looks to be a busy week for hearings on Capitol Hill -- at least in the House committees. The House Committee on Financial Services examines the impact of Dodd-Frank's Volcker Rule on job creators while the Small Business Committee discusses how the SEC's crowdfunding proposal will impact entrepreneurs and small business owners. Other topics covered by House hearings include: copyright protection; peer-to-peer business; and PPACA / Obamacare. In the only relevant hearing scheduled (at the time of publication) on the Senate side, drones and the future of unmanned aviation -- along with the inherent safety and privacy concerns -- get a look from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. 
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 13, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Lessons for Dealing with 'Founder's Dilemmas'
Interested in launching a startup but afraid you will make critical errors at the outset that will torpedo your efforts? The Kauffman Founders School has introduced a new education series featuring insights from Noam Wasserman, who teaches an award-winning course on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and is the author of The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  Education 
How Did Your State Fare in the Bloomberg Rankings?
One new trend in innovation and entrepreneurship data is to produce a comprehensive picture of the ecosystem. Bloomberg followed this practice and recently analyzed data from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia to rank them on innovation. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  General  Education  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
As we begin 2014, members of Congress return to Capitol Hill and there are a few committee hearings scheduled for the week ahead. In the House, private sector STEM programs get a look from the Committee on Science, Space and Technology while Africa’s emerging economies are the focus of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the Senate, the only relevant hearing currently scheduled is a review of government support for bank holding companies including testimonies from entrepreneurship professors from MIT Sloan School of Management and Chicago Booth School of Business. [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 06, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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