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Of the nearly 4,000 delegates from 153 nations signed up for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) next week in Moscow, a large number are traveling from Latin America. The region’s startup ecosystems are now firmly part of the global entrepreneurship grid and with such strong delegations expected from cities like Medellín, Santiago and Buenos Aires, it is clear they don’t want there to be any doubt around the world about it.
Last week, President Obama's FY 2015 budget was a key focal point of congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. This week, the focus continues as Congressman Paul Ryan and the House Budget Committee take a look at the President's FY 2015 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals and the Joint Economic Committee reviews The Economic Report of the President 2014. In non-budget related hearings, the House Judiciary Commitee explores alternative solutions to an internet sales tax and the House Small Business Committee explores the rise of 3D printing and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: an upswing in small business manufacturing, innovative ideas to expand the middle class, modernizing the Freedom of Information Act and more.
Having had my home city represent the bottom of its fair share of "Worst" lists (Hey there, Cleveland!), I meet the ever-popular lists and rankings with a healthy dose of skepticism. All certainly are not created equal and all do not have the best of intentions.
With 34.5% of businesses in the city owned by a woman, Washington, DC, is at the top of the list of U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. A new ranking by NerdWallet, a free tool to help consumers make decisions about their money, puts the nation's capital ahead of entrepreneurial meccas like San Francisco and Seattle.
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 role of universities in advancing entrepreneurship and why that bodes well for the U.S. as well as young entrepreneurs shaping the Middle East and Africa.
A new series released by Kauffman Founders School tackles the issue of work-life balance with insights from Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, an Inc.com columnist and author of the award-winning book For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families which draws on her experiences when she was helping her husband build his company and on her hundreds of interviews with entrepreneurs and their families.
A couple of pieces of legislation on regulation and taxes get a closer look this week in the House while competition in the wireless market and the semi-annual monetary policy report highlight activity in the Senate. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: equity market structure, health insurance, access to energy, veteran employment, infrastructure improvements and more.
Turmoil in Ukraine prompted me to take a look at the entrepreneurial health of some other post-Soviet nations in the region. This week, we take a look at Uzbekistan.
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