PDE-News (8/8/11): A New Beginning for Peru

Now that Peru has inaugurated a new government, the verdict is out on how the Ollanta Humala administration treats entrepreneurs. When the new president presented the names of eight of his cabinet ministers for his presidential mandate which started July 28, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Peruvian entrepreneur Salomon Lerner would be among them. At the time, President Humala asked the Peruvian population to trust that the new Cabinet members were committed to the change the country now needs.

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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
White House White Board Looks at Startup America
Once or twice in the past we have pointed to the “White House White Board,” a quirky feature on whitehouse.gov used to illustrate (and simplify) whatever it is the administration wants to talk about. Recently, it marked the first 180 days of Startup America with a self-conducted progress report on administration commitments to improve the environment for high-growth entrepreneurship. Read More…>>http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/White-House-White-Board-Looks-at-Startup-America.aspx

Was Debt Ceiling Debate Tip of the Iceberg?
Is the recent debt ceiling debate the proverbial tip of the iceberg? It is, at least according to Senator Sherrod Brown. Last week, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection (within the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs) said as much at a hearing on “Debt Financing in the Domestic Financial Sector.” Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/Was-Debt-Ceiling-Debate-Tip-of-the-Iceberg.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/August/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-August-0814.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy 
Following the 11th hour deal last week that brought an end (at least for now) to the debt ceiling crisis, the House and Senate are observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurial-Policy-August-8.aspx