PDE-news(11/14/11): Global Entrepreneurship Week Movement Blasts Off in 123 Countries

Today is another historic day for startups and our economies. It is the opening day of the fourth Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. In three short years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to more than 120 countries and this week organizers are expecting nearly 11 million people to show up at over 40,000 planned events and activities.

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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog

A Smarter World by Startups

As the world celebrates another Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Huffington Post features an essay today by Jonathan Ortmans that provides a glimpse at what that will look like. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/A-Smarter-World-by-Startups.aspx

Millennials Waiting to Launch Startups

In a beleaguered economy, the country needs entrepreneurs – the nation’s job creators. Fortunately, a recent poll shows that the so-called millennial generation – those ages 18-34 – are an entrepreneurial bunch. Unfortunately, a few key barriers are holding them back, especially the economy. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/Millenials-Waiting-to-Launch-Startups.aspx

Incubating Success

Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded a research study to examine the relationship between incubator best practices and client outcomes. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/Incubating-Success.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

With Election Day 2011 behind us, members of Congress start to settle back into their routines in Washington. With the rest of DC focused on Global Entrepreneurship Week, a handful of committee hearings are scheduled that somewhat address the policy environment to promote entrepreneurial growth. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/November/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurship-Policy-Novmeber-14.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-14.aspx