PDE-news (4/23/12): Poland’s Regional Play

The Polish startup scene is looking increasingly vibrant. For some time now, technology blogs have been covering Polish startup expos, competitions and meetings such as Startup Weekend, PitchRally, E-nnovation and Startup Fest that are happening with some regularity across major cities. And Poland was one of the first winners of a Global Entrepreneurship Week Award. Is Poland poised to take the lead in Eastern Europe?

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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

Seeding Civic Startups: Apply Now

In 2009, Jennifer Pahlka had an idea. What if the best and brightest technology minds in America could “give back” by putting their talents to work in revolutionizing local government. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2012/April/Seeding-Civic-Startups-Apply-Now.aspx

South Dakota Tops for Business Taxes, DC at the Bottom

Once again, South Dakota has the best state tax system for entrepreneurship and small business. According to Business Tax Index 2012 from the the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the Mount Rushmore state edged out Texas and Nevada after compiling data on 18 different tax measures. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2012/April/South-Dakota-Tops-for-Business-Taxes-DC-at-the-Bottom.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Another quiet week is in store in the Senate while the House tackles international patent issues, rising energy costs for small business and the impact of the Report on Carcinogens from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Off the Hill, Senators Moran and Warner talk about the Start-up Act at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars while the Cato Institute ponders ‘Is Immigration Good for America?’ Read More….>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2012/April/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-April-23.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/2012/April/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-April-23.aspx