Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week.
Entrepreneurship Index Still Shows Bias to Coasts, but Prairie Catching Up
Silicon Prairie News
Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias toward the east and west coasts, he said Prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well.
How Philly’s Making a Big Space for Innovators to Play
Upstart Business Journal
Along the Schuylkill River, a new confluence of academia and promising companies is bringing renewed hope for an innovation-based Philadelphia economic boom. South Bank Campus is a potential game changer for Philadelphia when it comes to not only innovation but economic development — for the city and the region.
JPMorgan Chase Launches $30 Million Initiative to Fund Small Business Clusters
Small Business Trends
While small business owners may not feel like every big bank has their best interests at heart, JPMorgan Chase seems to be trying to change that perception. The company recently announced its $30 million “Small Business Forward” initiative, to be spread over 5 years.
Universities Need to Embrace Entrepreneurship
A new UK report “Enterprise for All” proposes that business schools open their doors to the entire university, for you are more likely to find entrepreneurs in the general student population than those in a business school – whose students go there to become a manager.
Mobile Internet Investment Explosion: $47B in M&A Plus $14B in Investments
Over the last 12 months we’ve seen an unprecedented explosion of financial deals in the mobile space. That includes a staggering $47 billion in mergers and acquisitions — plus $14 billion in investments. And, no, it wasn’t all WhatsApp and Facebook.
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