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.

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 >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings

After several weeks full of committee hearings on a variety of issues, Capitol Hill will be fairly quiet this week. Members of the House of Representatives are mostly out of town for a scheduled week-long District Work Period to coincide with Veterans Day. Meanwhile, while the Senate looks to be busy this week, there are not any committee hearings currently scheduled with a direct link to entrepreneurs. Read More >

What are American Cities Doing to Help Startups Grow?

As federal governments around the world increasingly explore how national policy can help the country’s economy, it is important that we not lose sight of local efforts that have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale. With four of the top five startup ecosystems in the world, according to the Compass 2015 Startup Ecosystem Report, U.S. cities are still at the forefront of experimenting with new policies and programs. Read More >

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Zero Stars, Digital Data Flows and More

As Yelp, Trip Advisor and other consumer review sites have become increasingly influential, businesses have sought ways to game the system. Following the recent introduction of the Consumer Review Freedom Act, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will take a closer look at the issue – and it is only one of a number of hearings scheduled for the week ahead.Read More >