This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Taxes, Data and the IRS

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service reported a major data breach where cybercriminals stole tax returns of more than 104,000 individuals. This week, Congress has that and other tax-related issues on its radar. Read More >

Is Education the Real Beneficiary of an Entrepreneurial Economy?

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn,” said futurist Alvin Toffler. Are policymakers focused on building entrepreneurial economies in the name of jobs, or is it really a cunning worker training strategy as we start to equip all our young to be familiar with the dynamics of opportunity recognition, the educational value of “failure” and the magic of iterative testing and validation that underpins modern day entrepreneurial endeavors? Read More >

More Angels, Fewer Angel Investments in 2014

Following a promising 2013, the total amount of angel investment dropped 2.8 percent last year according to $24.1 billion. However, two figures increased – active investors and ventures funded.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Going Global from Day One

Any entrepreneur can tell you that a startup is essentially global from day one. With a low barrier of entry, global traffic and millions of customers shopping online each day, eBay has become more than a simple auction site for used good -- more than 90 percent of U.S. small businesses on the platform now export.Read More >

Sparking US Government Engagement in Global Entrepreneurship

The President’s White House celebration of global entrepreneurship a few days ago had lots of panache and plenty of heavyweights like Steve Case (AOL) and Brian Chesky (AirBnB). But how much has our government been able to keep pace with the startup revolution over the past five years?Read More >

The Quantitative Dimensions of Diversity

Diversity of educational background, gender, and industry is commonly cited as important to healthy entrepreneurship ecosystems. However, while this appears to be self-evident for any creative activity, how do we know this?Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Regulatory Burdens, Capital and .Sucks

Members of the House return from a one week recess and have several hearings lined up to note. The House Committee on Financial Services tackles the regulatory over-reach of Dodd-Frank as well as legislative proposals to enhance capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens.Read More >

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 >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Introducing the PATENT Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking a look this week at the recently introduced Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act (S. 1137). The bill was introduced last week and the initial response has been cautious optimism – but not without its detractors. Read More >