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 >

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 >