PDE-News (12/6/10): Entrepreneurship Talk and Action in the Maghreb

Entrepreneurship Talk and Action in the Maghreb
I have just returned from a brief, last-minute visit to Algiers where I spoke at a conference focused on the Maghreb countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania. The objectives of the Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference, a follow-on to President Obama’s Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in April 2010 in Washington, DC was to discuss strategies to promote job creation through entrepreneurship. Hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S.-Algeria Business Council, the conference brought together business talent and public officials from participating countries, including entrepreneurs of the North African Diaspora. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/December/Entrepreneurship-Talk-and-Action-in-the-Maghreb.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
Swelling the Ranks of Entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill
A recent piece on the ‘You’re the Boss’ blog on NYTimes.com profiles the 33 small business owners and entrepreneurs who will serve in the 112th Congress. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/December/Swelling-the-Ranks-of-Entrepreneurs-on-Capitol-Hill.aspx

Seeking Breakthrough Ideas from Female Scientists & Engineers
To tap a growing pool of highly educated women who have the potential to start scalable science- and engineering-related ventures, Kauffman Labs recently launched its first Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition, inviting them to share their visionary ideas for a chance at an all-expenses-paid trip to TED 2011. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/December/Kauffman-Labs-to-Illuminate-Breakthrough-Ideas-from-Female-Scientists-and-Engineers.aspx

Bringing Safer, More Effective Drugs to Market
Leaders in the medical innovation field have outlined how government, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions can define new models of working with the private sector to enhance drug development efforts and bring safer, more effective drugs to the market more efficiently. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/December/Bringing-Safer-More-Effective-Drugs-to-Market.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from last week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/December/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-3006.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
A couple of meetings and hearings are scheduled in the Senate for the week ahead in Washington, DC. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/December/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-120610.aspx