In another sign that governments are becoming more savvy when it comes to the economic potential of high-growth startups, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced $4.4 million in support for accelerators in 39 states (plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico). Read More >
According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, Montana ranks as the state with the highest level of startup activity—the third straight year it has topped the rankings. However, how sustainable is its recent entrepreneurial success?Read More >
By aligning agendas and promoting shared methodologies, the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) is encouraging rigorous, relevant research aimed at improving outcomes from entrepreneurship policy and programs. Read More >
President Barack Obama just signed an executive order that makes the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent part of the federal government. Established by the White House in 2012, the program brings entrepreneurs and other innovators to Washington DC for a 12-month stint to work alongside government employees in improving federal programs. Read More >
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced $10 million in funding opportunities through the Economic Development Administration’s 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program. Read More >
Last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a thoughtful new working paper, "Cross-country evidence on start-up dynamics", that showed patterns across countries that are similar to those found for the United States. The report offers important insights for researchers and policy makers fine-tuning how to measure the dynamics of new firm formation.Read More >
Last week ended with the Senate postponing a vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, pushing back a vote until Congress reconvenes in September following the Labor Day weekend.Read More >
With members of the House of Representatives already back home enjoying their August recess, the Senate has a few more days left in session in Washington. It is widely expected to push forward the Cyber-Information Sharing Act (CISA -- S.754) as quickly as possible but with members of both parties lining up with amendments to the bill, time is of the essence. Read More >
Reacting to the shockwaves that recent data breaches sent through government, businesses and individuals, the United States Congress has held a large number of committee hearings on cybersecurity and privacy. These regulatory deliberations and expected regulatory changes, combined with the major losses inflicted on large companies and institutions, are driving entrepreneurs and investors to help meet the demand for data protection. Read More >
A new policy brief from the OECD outlines how policymakers can help fuel the growth of networks to help entrepreneurs — particularly those among under-represented groups such as women and youth — start and scale new firms. Read More >
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