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"Closing the Transition Gap" Necessary for Post-Conflict Economic Growth
Marich Mark
8/22/2011
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Intervening forces -- whether officially "occupiers" or not -- have a duty to create or support existing rule of law institutions in post-conflict states, according to the new paper "Closing the Transition Gap," the fourth paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Expeditionary Economics Research Series to reconsider the United States' approach to military- and civilian-led development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disaster.

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$100 Million to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets
Mark Marich
3/11/2013
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Women entrepreneurs in Africa and Eurasia have a new reason to have a Coke and a smile—actually, 100 million reasons. Coca-Cola and the International Finance Corporation just announced a $100 million, three-year joint initiative to provide access to finance for women entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

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'Doing Business' Rankings Stimulating Reform
Marich Mark
9/10/2009
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The overview of the Doing Business Report 2010 is now available. Since 2004, the World Bank’s Doing Business project has been tracking regulatory reforms in 10 areas of business regulation that record the time and cost to meet government requirements in starting and operating a...

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'GEW 50' Named in Startup Open
Marich Mark
10/24/2011
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In the search to find tomorrow’s job creators, Startup Open, a competition that searches for startups with the greatest growth potential, unveiled the “GEW 50”—50 of the world’s most innovative new companies. These elite startups will now vie for a host of prizes to be announced on Nov. 14, timed with the kick-off to Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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'Great Potential' for Afghanistan Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
2/28/2011
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A new report on expeditionary economics from the Kauffman Foundation touts the 'unrecognized and untapped economic potential' in Afghanistan's private sector. "Bactrian Gold: Challenges and Hope for Private-Sector Development in Afghanistan," is the second paper in a series reconsidering the United States' approach to economic development in areas affected by conflict and natural disasters.

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'New' Startup Hubs Rely on Deep Roots
Amanda Schnieders
9/4/2013
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Thriving entrepreneurial hot spots do not just pop up overnight. It takes more than a few growing startups to turn a city intro a hub of entrepreneurial activity. This thought is confirmed by a new Kauffman Foundation white paper entitled “Path-Dependent Startup Hubs – Comparing Metropolitan Performance: High-Tech and ICT Startup Density”.

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'Team Obama' Efforts Recognized by Fast Company
Marich Mark
2/23/2009
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Fast Company’s latest list of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” contains many of the usual suspects we see on lists of this type. It’s pretty commonplace to see Apple, Google, Cisco, and Intel in lists of innovative firms. However, this year’s No. 1 company...

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'The Real World' Meets Startup World in Kansas City
Mark Marich
2/25/2013
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More than 20 years ago, MTV launched the reality TV genre by throwing a group of strangers together in the same house to live and work. The show started in New York and has been filmed in 27 cities since. While Kansas City never had a chance to “find out what happens when people stop being polite... and start getting real” it is getting something even better—and certainly much less annoying—the Brad Feld’s KC Fiberhouse.

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1,300+ U.S. Organizations Gearing Up for Global Entrepreneurship Week
Marich Mark
11/1/2010
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The U.S. is gearing up for the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on Nov. 15. More than 1,300 U.S. organizations in all 50 states are collaborating to celebrate entrepreneurship Nov. 15 – 21. These organizations include top universities, non-profit organizations, successful entrepreneurs, government agencies and corporate sponsors. The state of California is the most active with over 106 partner organizations, closely followed by Michigan (100 partners).

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10 Actions for Governments to Promote Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
10/24/2011
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What is going on in Canada?

A couple of weeks ago, we pointed out a recent Forbes study that ranked Canada as the ‘best country for business.’ Apparently Forbes weren’t the only ones impressed with the US neighbors to the north as another study emerged last week with Canada on top.

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