PDE-news (11/21/11): Powered by the Millennial Generation

The world economy has disappointed this year with its jobless recovery and continuing financial instability. Clearly, the country needs more entrepreneurs. A recent poll in the U.S. shows that those ages 18-34–the so-called “Millennial Generation”–are that entrepreneurial bunch. Fifty-four percent of “millennials” either want to start a business or already have started one. And judging by last week’s vibrant Global Entrepreneurship Week, this seems to be a global phenomenon and one driven by people determined to do good and do well.

Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/Powered-by-the-Millennial-Generation.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog


Diasporans are natural bridges between cultures and systems, but their diplomatic and developmental potential remains largely untapped. During Global Entrepreneurship Week in Washington DC, the U.S. Department of State, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Kauffman Foundation and Univision Networks hosted Unleashing IdEA to develop ideas for harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of diaspora communities. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/Diaspreneurship.aspx

‘Learn to Earn Act’ Introduced

While hundreds of US colleges, universities and high schools were celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA, a new bill was introduced to Congress that encourages participation in entrepreneurship education programs. Sponsored by Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa, the ‘Learn to Earn Act of 2011′ seeks to create incentives for states and local school districts to implement high-quality entrepreneurship programs in communities all across the country. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/Learn-to-Earn-Act-Introduced.aspx

NSBA: It’s Not Easy Being Green

A new report from the National Small Business Association (NSBA) profiles a handful of small firms developing new clean energy technologies–outlining the challenges they face and suggesting a handful of policy recommendations to address them. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/It-Is-Not-Easy-Being-Green.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/November/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-November-21.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled this week as Members of Congress are in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy.aspx