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Not every college student gets to pitch their business idea to the U.S. Energy Secretary. Then again, not every college student is developing optics for next-generation LED lighting.
Congress is back in session and a number of relevant hearings are set for the coming week including several on tax reform and a House Judiciary Committee look at “The Investor Visa Program” and its ability to create jobs in the U.S.
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:
What is the best country for business? That would be Canada, according to Forbes’ annual look at the global economy and how individual countries are performing. The index evaluates countries on property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.
Optimism is out; pessimism is in among the country's top economics bloggers as they look to 2012 and beyond— particularly regarding jobs. A new Kauffman Foundation survey released last week shows that only 50 percent of respondents to its ongoing series of anticipate employment growth, a decrease of 20 percent from second quarter.
The U.S. Congress is currently observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.
Recently, the Kauffman Foundation has been releasing a series of ‘sketchbook’ videos to “demystify the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and bring to light messages about the important role entrepreneurs play in innovation, job creation, and economic growth.” The latest in the series features Paul Kedrosky, a senior fellow at the Foundation as well as an investor and entrepreneur himself.
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.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded a research study to examine the relationship between incubator best practices and client outcomes.
The Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship is pleased to share a free electronic copy of Vivek Wadhwa’s ebook, The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent. Wadhwa is an entrepreneur and academic who was been on the front lines of the immigration debate for the past few years and the book is a 2012 Economist Book of the Year.
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