PDE-News (10/4/10): Measuring Entrepreneurship Around the World

Measuring Entrepreneurship Around the World
I returned this weekend from the Aspen Institute’s annual meeting of development entrepreneurs in New York where fresh thinkers were hard at work looking for new approaches to impactful international economic development. USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah sought out the opportunity to present his new vision for his agency, and Carl Schramm, President of the Kauffman Foundation, challenged the traditional strategic and intellectual platform that has driven the tired policies of decades of Washington consensus thinking around how we stimulate global economic growth. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/Measuring-Entrepreneurship-Around-the-World.aspx

Startup Weekend: Coming Soon to a City Near You
Startup Weekend, a nonprofit organization focused on educating entrepreneurs through community building, innovation and education, recently received a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to expand its efforts. The typical Startup Weekend event educates aspiring entrepreneurs and helps move them from idea to market all in the span of a 54-hour event over – you guessed it – a weekend. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/Startup-Weekend-Coming-Soon-to-a-City-Near-You.aspx

Global Entrepreneurship Week Growing Closer
In November, millions of people around the globe will participate in the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. Thousands of events in more than 100 countries will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 (GEW), Nov. 15-21. Now in its third year, the event will bring together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuity through local, national, and global activities. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/Global-Entrepreneurship-Week-Growing-Closer.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation — courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. 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/October/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-2704.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
No relevant hearings are scheduled for this week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/October/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy101004.aspx