The Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship informs and connects thought leaders looking to understand policies that help entrepreneurs start companies, create jobs and strengthen the economy.

Policy Environment Important in Shaping Entrepreneurship

Near the end of the day at the Startup Nations Summit, Jonathan Ortmans asked me to make a couple of observations about startup policy. I did not use slides, but several people asked for some sort of synopsis of my talk. Here is roughly what I said.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Economic Outlook

Last month, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told the House Committee on Financial Services that the U.S. economy was performing well. This week, she makes an appearance before the Joint Economic Committee where she may announce the first raise interest rate increase since June 2006.Read More >

Dept. of Labor Announces $100 Million TechHire Competition

While everyone looks to Silicon Valley and its tech startups for the next unicorn to generate huge amounts of wealth, there is considerable competition for talent with the right skills. With the immigration debate stuck in neutral, there are hundreds of thousands of tech jobs throughout the U.S. that are currently unfilled in rapidly growing sectors. Read More >

Startup Nations Awards Bring a Close to Global Entrepreneurship Week

Startup-focused policymakers and advisers gathered this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico, for the Startup Nations Summit (SNS) – and the official closing of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Thanksgiving Recess

Members of the House and Senate are back home for the Thanksgiving recess and will return next week. In the meantime, Washington Post political reporter Mike DeBonis says you can expect to see a lighter schedule for Congress next year -- with the Senate set for 143 days in session and the House only 111 -- and not just because of the general election. Read More >

Entrepreneurship Education Increasing in American Schools

Earlier this year, the Kauffman Foundation reported that millennials were the most educated generation and that they were the most exposed to entrepreneurship education based on the number of college courses on the subject. Last week, Junior Achievement released a new study showing that the increase goes beyond college campuses. Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Global Entrepreneurship Week Edition

While roughly 10 million people will take part in Global Entrepreneurship Week events in 160 countries, the House Small Business Committee will shine a spotlight on the benefits of entrepreneurship to the American economy. According to the committee’s notice, the National Entrepreneurs’ Day hearing “will examine methods utilized and cultivated by entrepreneurs to achieve prosperity, such as capitalizing on emerging industries and fostering innovation. The hearing also will examine the challenges present in today’s economy which may affect an entrepreneur’s ability to succeed.”Read More >

American Cities Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts this morning with over more than 10 million people participating in over 30,000 events in more than 160 countries. While the United States has in large part been the originator of the startup revolution now unfolding across the globe, this renaissance of entrepreneurs is still relatively new for some parts of our nation. This week we look at how GEW is celebrating emerging ecosystems in three American cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Louisville, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C.Albuquerque, Louisville and Washington DC.Read More >

President Obama Proclaims November 2015 as National Entrepreneurship Month

In recognizing the contributions of entrepreneurs in fueling the American economy, U.S. President Barack Obama recently named November as National Entrepreneurship Month in the United States. Read More >

Crowdfunding Rules Announced. What Next?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized last week the rules guiding how startups can sell equity. What are the details and what is next after these new guidelines become active on Jan. 29, 2016?Read More >