PDE-News (5/10/11): Kickstarting Start-Ups in Qatar

Kickstarting Startups in Qatar
One hundred years of banked future hydrocarbon revenues, massive investments in higher education and a common legal framework based on western law all offer this small nation – the size of Connecticut – tremendous potential to be a hub for startups in the GCC. I find it curious therefore that at Qatar’s famous “Doha Forum” I participated in today, entrepreneurship and startups were not on the agenda. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/Kickstarting-Startups-in-Qatar.aspx

From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
Economics Bloggers See Rain Clouds Ahead
Each quarter, the country’s top economics bloggers share their opinions on the U.S. economy – and the most recent results aren’t favorable. Read more…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/Economics-Bloggers-See-Rain-Clouds-Ahead.aspx

US Veterans Turn to Entrepreneurship
A new study by the SBA Office of Advocacy shows that veterans are at least 45 percent more likely to be self-employed than civilians who have never served in the military. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/US-Veterans-Turn-to-Entrepreneurship.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs gets marked up a committee hearing on on the House side while mobile phones come under review in the Senate. Read more…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-050911.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 over last week. Read more…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/May/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-0309.aspx