Building Ecosystems Starts With Creating More Connections

Whether you use dated expressions like “it isn’t what you know but who you know” or you are deep into “networking theory,” we all know the importance of having communities to turn to for advice or validation.Read More >

Fluidity: How Mobility Enables Entrepreneurial Impact

A great city is “a collection of opportunities of all kinds,” said Jane Jacobs, the author of the seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. In an entrepreneurial city, it is the fluidity with which these opportunities and choices can be used that helps drive entrepreneurial vibrancy. Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Stimulating Startup Capital, Easing Regulatory Burdens

The House Committee on Financial Services will examine a number of “legislative proposals to enhance capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens” at a hearing at the House Visitors’ Center on Wednesday.Read More >

Angel Investors Active in Great Lakes

A couple weeks ago, we took a look at a few states that were pursuing tax credits to help promote angel investing. Policymakers in those states may want to take a closer look at the Great Lakes region where angel groups invested more dollars than anywhere else in the country. Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cracking Down on Cyber Attacks

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Rules considers two pieces of legislation intended to enhance information sharing in the protection against hackers, cyber terrorists and other threats. Read More >

White House Task Force Releases Recommendations on Immigration

A White House task force on immigration released an “initial strategic plan” last week to help strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote entrepreneurial growth. Read More >

Gauging Impact: A Closer Look at Entrepreneurial Density

The effect of entrepreneurial density can be dramatic: when talented makers and innovators interact regularly, new successful ventures are likely to emerge.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Tax Day Means Talk of Reform

More than half of the U.S. feels that their taxes are too high and with Tax Day falling on Wednesday this week, several congressional committees are picking up the discussion of tax reform. Read More >

States Pursue Angel Tax Credits

More than half of U.S. states offer tax credits for early stage investors. Of course, the programs vary widely from state to state — some are successful and expanding, others are stagnant and expiring and still others that are desperately trying to introduce legislation to create them. Read More >

Learning to Take the Pulse of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

When it comes to creating the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive – that is, well-functioning entrepreneurial ecosystems – policymakers often wonder whether what they are seeking can be quantified.Read More >