Since 2010, when President Barack Obama presided over the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., it has expanded to a global event, subsequently hosted by the governments of Muslim majority nations, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Morocco. This past weekend, the focus shifted to Africa as the U.S. president travelled to Nairobi where he joined Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on stage for GES 2015.Read More >
As the research -- and buzz -- accumulates over the power of startup ecosystems, government officials at all levels are increasingly looking for ways to spur their growth. 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 >
With August recess looming, members of the Federal Communications Commission make a couple of appearances on Capitol Hilll this week. Read More >
With only a couple weeks left before Washington turns into a ghost town for August, there are a number of committee hearings on tap this week. Simplifying tax burdens for entrepreneurs and small business owners is at the top of the list.Read More >
Crowdfunding has captured the public’s attention and support and to date more than 16 states across the United States now offer state-based crowdfunding. But as regulators work on rule modernization, we should be careful to balance the exuberance with clarity around different types of crowdfunding and precision around what we are trying to accomplish.Read More >
As the United States continues to stall on entrepreneurial immigration, several countries are joining the ranks of economies that have an immigration policy or program tailored for startup entrepreneurs attracted to the local ecosystem and market.Read More >
The biggest buzz on Capitol Hill this week is likely to be made by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing to explore the FIFA scandal and the “integrity of international soccer.” Meanwhile, there are several hearings that might be a bit more meaningful to followers of the entrepreneurial economy.Read More >
Headliner data no longer impresses startup community leaders examining alternative policy levers for building city ecosystems for entrepreneurs. City decision makers want robust, granular analysis alongside opportunities for more collaboration with their peer cities. So how are startup cities assessing themselves?Read More >
With members of Congress returning to Washington after the Fourth of July festivities in their home states and districts, technology seems to be the theme of the week ahead. Read More >
Policymakers adopted messaging and narratives around the importance of enabling “access to financing” long before the more recent policy efforts to support new firm formation. However, although the world of early stage capital has been transformed of recent by the introduction of crowdfunding and the merging of traditional types of angel and venture investing, we still know very little about the impact of recent policy interventions and whether they have increased access to financing for promising new ventures. Read More >
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