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 >

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 >

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 >

Rockstar Entrepreneurs Do Come to Washington

Last week, a new think tank opened in the nation's capital with involvement of Silicon Valley investors including super angel Ron Conway and Napster cofounder Sean Parker. Read More >

Avoiding a Startup Monoculture

The consequences of a narrow focus are costly from both macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives and that it goes against efforts to democratize new business creation. Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Spring Recess

Both houses of Congress are in recess with members scheduled to return on Monday, April 13. Read More >

Obama Announces July Trip to Kenya to Talk Entrepreneurship

This morning, President Barack Obama announced he will travel to Kenya in July to lead his annual entrepreneurship summit. Leading up to the event, PDE will invite comments on possible policy themes as leaders from around the world look for more precise and impactful measures for increasing rates of new firm formation back home. Today, the importance of women entrepreneurs to economic growth.Read More >

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 Comes to a Close

It is a fairly common refrain that "entrepreneurship is messy." Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Congress reminded us of this -- from entrepreneurs sharing stories of repeated failures before pivoting toward success to policymakers searching for an elusive roadmap to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Internet of Things

This week, members of Congress get an up-close look at the Internet of Things with a showcase and committee hearing that examine the benefits of connected devices while exploring security and privacy issues as the global market doubles in the next five years.Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: FCC, Patent Reform and More

With members of the House returning to Washington after a quick recess, the schedule is packed full of congressional committee hearings this week. Read More >