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The Long Road to Crowdfunding
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) moved one step further in enlarging the pool of capital available to entrepreneurs when it unanimously voted to propose regulations to allow unaccredited U.S. investors to invest in startups and small businesses for equity, as set out in Title III of the JOBS Act. I took a look at reactions to this latest step and how it compares to a couple of other nations on a similar mission.
Corporate R&D Hits Record High, Does it Matter?
The world’s largest 1,000 public corporate R&D spenders recently hit a record high of US$638 billion ensuring life-changing innovation at every turn. Or does it?
Countries Turn to Entrepreneurship to Solve Economic Woes
As the world economy continues to work its way out of the effects of a global economic crisis, countries of all sizes are turning to entrepreneurship to help drive their recovery. In a few short weeks, millions of people will participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 18 – 24) events, activities and competitions in 139 countries—the largest number of countries in the six years of the initiative.
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
The pace continues to quicken on Capitol Hill this week with a number of hearings relevant to entrepreneurial development and startups in general. USAID is in the discussion on the future of Egypt and Syria and how it can support broader development (and entrepreneurs) there. Other topics covered by hearings include: a review of the JOBS Act at a year and a half, improving the US patent system, broadband adoption in the US, cyber-security, basic energy research and PPACA implementation challenges.
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.