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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference: Part 2

Leading entrepreneurial scholars and practitioners discuss the meaning and importance of an entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference: Part 1

Leading scholars and practitioners cover the meaning and importance of an entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Recap of 2015 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship: Recipes for Growth

Kauffman researcher, Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores the key takeaways from the 2015 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship.

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.

I'm a Student, I'm Cheap, And I Have Something To Prove.

This post discusses how cities, universities, and students can collaborate to provide much needed innovation for their communities to the benefit of all stakeholders.

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.”

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.

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.

Australia Most Creative Country, But What About Entrepreneurship?

Richard Florida is most well known for his 2002 book, The Rise of the Creative Class, that focused on creativity and other quality of life issues as drivers for economic growth. Most recently, Florida has co-authored the Global Creativity Index that points to Australia as the most creative country in the world.

An Orange Carpet for Entrepreneurs

In a rare face-to-face conversation with President Barack Obama recently, I referenced some of the positive yet unintended consequences unleashed by his effort to align U.S. Government agencies around the notion of “starting up” America. Four years after the White House launched the Startup America project, more than 60 nations have emulated the effort in different ways. One of them is the Netherlands.