PDE-News (10/3/11): Learning from Startup Ecosystem

It is true that governments cannot be ignored by entrepreneurs—they set the rules and incentives. But it should not be surprising that vibrant entrepreneurs typically show, at best, nonchalance toward government. Most government agencies across the globe remain inefficient and cumbersome—especially when you compare even a well-funded government program to a collection of bootstrapping startups.

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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

Women Hold Key to Economic Growth

Women who are capable of starting growth companies that serve global markets may be the nation’s secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/October/Women-Hold-Key-to-Economic-Growth.aspx

Innovation Lifecycle Explains IP Importance

Why is intellectual property important to job creation and the expansion of economic growth? Do you know the five stages required to take an idea from initial conception to a final product in the marketplace? Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/October/Innovation-Lifecycle-Explains-IP-Importance.aspx

Entrepreneurs & a ‘True Global Mindset’

Last week, we highlighted the fact that the Kauffman Foundation recently expanded its Global Scholars Program to include up to 10 recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/October/Entrepreneurs-and-a-True-Global-Mindset.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

While the original House and Senate calendars called for recess last week, members of the Senate remained in Washington to work on a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown. It passed a six-week bill by a 79-12 vote and also passed a one-week continuing resolution to give the House until October 4 to act. Members of the House address HR 2608 today (October 3) at 5:00 pm. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/October/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-October-03.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 last week. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/October/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-October-0309.aspx