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Mark Marich

Greeks and Italians Denounce Government Barriers

Although recovery is slowly spreading from Germany to other EU member countries, and all but two EU countries (Cyprus and Slovenia), are expected to avoid recession in 2014, economic growth estimates are weak. Jobless rate for the entire region are expected to remain near a record 12%.

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Mark Marich
on April 14, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With Passover upon us and Easter just around the corner, members of the U.S. House and Senate are in recess for the next two weeks -- just don't call it a Spring Break. Congress is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 28. 

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Mark Marich
on April 14, 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 the next big wave of innovation, the perpetual race for higher broadband speeds, the coming robot revolution, entrepreneurial thinking in hospitals and San Francisco's 'me too' problem. 

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Mark Marich
on April 14, 2014
Category:  General 
Administration Goes 'All In' on Global Entrepreneurship

Following up on President Obama's promise at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit last fall, the administration today convened the first-ever meeting of its Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). The group features accomplished entrepreneurs such as Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, Rich Barton, co-founder of Zillow, Tory Burch, fashion entrepreneur / brand, and Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution.

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Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global 
Measuring the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship education and training programs have rapidly proliferated in recent years. However, impact evaluation to determine what really works versus what doesn't in preparing the next wave of entrepreneurs has not kept pace. A couple of organizations have set out to address such challenge of increased investment in educational entrepreneurship programs without corresponding research or evidence to support decisions, including the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN), a collaboration of research organizations around the world.

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Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Global  Education 
New Policy Digest Makes Case for Startup Visa

The first in a new series of policy digests from the Kauffman Foundation highlights strategies for how a 'startup visa would allow immigrants to start businesses in the U.S. after satisfying certain funding, employment and other requirements. The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs features an analysis of possible economic contributions of one proposal currently before Congress and goes on to offer the following research-based strategies to maximize the benefits of any startup visa:

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Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Immigration 
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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Mark Marich
on April 07, 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 the shift in America's tech and startup scene to urban centers, technology transfer, the need for more 'public entrepreneurs', disruptive technologies in the year ahead and how one team from Stanford is reinvening the entire internet.

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Mark Marich
on April 07, 2014
Category:  General 
The Steady Rise of Women Entrepreneurs
While the war of words continues about women cracking the boys' club of Silicon Valley, female entrepreneurs are starting 1,288 new businesses each day -- double the rate from only three years ago. The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express OPEN, estimates more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. (compared to 8.6 million in 2013) that generate more than $1.4 trillion in revenues and employ 7.9 million people.
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Mark Marich
on March 31, 2014
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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Mark Marich
on March 31, 2014
Category:  General 

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