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As another November fades into our rearview mirror, we are again reminded that the phenomenon of entrepreneurship is not something that belongs to any one particular community or country. Economies that have been historically less supportive of capitalism—like Venezuela or Iran—are seeing the rise of strong entrepreneur-led startup communities. And equally as important, those communities are bolstered by increasing support from policymakers, academics, investors, media and other startup champions.
Startup Accelerators Decelerating?
Following persistent speculation that a startup accelerator bubble was forming — fueled by the exploding popularity of bootcamps, hackathons, co-working spaces and all-things-startup — a new report on TechCrunch suggests the trend may be losing steam.
Insights for an Entrepreneurial City
Metropolitan entrepreneurship issues are the focus of two new Kauffman Foundation reports released last week at the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
The next couple of weeks will be fairly quiet in Washington, DC, as Congress has adjourned for Thanksgiving holiday recess. The House will reconvene in one week on Monday, December 2, while the Senate doesn’t reconvene until the following Monday, December 9.
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.