Policy principles and protocols can help pave the way for entrepreneurs to move forward or hamper their ability to establish their business, grow and prosper.
Kauffman's Dane Stangler explores the idea of entrepreneurship and the American Idea, in preparation for our celebration of 250 years of innovation in the U.S.
The HALOS (Help Angels Lead Our Startups) Act isn't the only piece of legislation aiming to increase the amount of money available to entrepreneurs as they start and scale new businesses. This week, the House Committee on Financial Services examines the current competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and regulatory burdens impact capital formation, job creation and economic growth.
Stemming from the 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, SEC regulations take effect today. However, it appears work still needs to be done. At the Angel Capital Association Summit in Philadelphia last week, I talked to investors about a bill moving swiftly through Congress to remove an unintended consequence of today’s new rules.
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares three facts you (probably) didn't know about venture capital and entrepreneurship
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix introduces the first-ever Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship, coming soon
Members of Congress return to Washington this week with hearings on a range of topics – from emerging industries (with a couple venture-backed heavyweights) like daily fantasy sports to commercializing science and techology research. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce examines daily fantasy sports games and considers the overarching question of whether such sites are considered "games of skill" or gambling.
No committee hearings are scheduled for the week ahead. Members of the House and Senate returned to their home states and districts for a one week recess. They will reconvene next week and have only eight weeks in session before they break for the summer recess in mid-July.
In the last of policy commentaries emerging from the latest Global Entrepreneurship Congress, I note that governments are taking an increasing interest in mitigating the risks of their entrepreneurs who start new firms, and as more people accept the broader societal value of the doers and makers of things. We unpack one such issue highlighted by Kauffman Foundation CEO Wendy Guillies, who recently recommended U.S. policymakers consider allowing individuals to maintain unemployment insurance when they are starting a business.
A robust and innovative start-up sector is key to sustainable economic growth. For innovation to occur, however, enterprises must have both the incentive and the capacity to invest. Incentives are multi-faceted and heavily reliant on the overall investment climate. Capacity depends on the education level of employees and management, their experience in rapid adaptation of products and processes, and their access to funds for R&D and commercialization.
Congress will likely vote on the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act this Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot, chairman of the Small Business Committee, attempts to make it simpler for startups to raise capital at public pitch events for groups of angel investors.
New in 2015 from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity brings together the latest data available on entrepreneurial trends nationally, at the state level, and for the 40 largest metropolitan areas of the United States.
Read summaries of findings around relevant policy issues impacting entrepreneurship.
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