PDE-news (11/16/10): Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks off Around the World and Portugal’s New Age of Discovery

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks off Around the World and Portugal’s New Age of Discovery
Throughout this week, when another 80 countries launch Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), there will be a significant number of events organized by GEW partners at universities, schools, companies, professional associations, technological centers and municipalities. Like last week’s events in Muslim countries, the activities will be diversified, ranging from thematic conferences to networking with investors and entrepreneurs, presentation of business plans, recreational events, sport events, cultural events, etc. There will be something for everyone and I encourage all to take advantage of these opportunities. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/Global-Entrepreneurship-Week-Kicks-off-Around-the-World-and-Portugals-New-Age-of-Discovery.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

President Obama Visits Indonesia On Eve of Schramm Launch of GEW 2010
“In business, the only certain thing is failure. Especially when you operate in a place like Indonesia,” Sandiaga Uno said earlier this year during his visit to the U.S. for President Obama’s Summit on Entrepreneurship. After being laid off during the financial crisis in Asia in the late 90s, Uno decided to try entrepreneurship to pay off credit card debt and put food on his family’s table. He is now the renowned co-founder of Saratoga Capital, the first private equity firm in Indonesia focusing on natural resources that grew from four workers to about 15,000 employees. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/President-Obama-Visits-Indonesia-On-Eve-of-Schramm-Launch-of-GEW-2010.aspx

2010 State New Economy Index To Be Released
For the past couple of years, the Kauffman Foundation’s Bob Litan has teamed up with Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation in releasing the State New Economy Index during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The trend continues this year at the ITIF offices on Thursday. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/2010-State-New-Economy-Index-To-Be-Released.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/November/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-Nov0915.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Congress will be in session this week – returning to the 18th lame duck session since 1935 – then will go back into recess for Thanksgiving week. In the meantime, several hearings in the House and Senate may be of interest. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2010/November/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-1115.aspx