Jonathan Ortmans

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Month: September 2014

Bridging Policymaking and Research

It is well known that Kauffman Foundation research has helped unveil a decrease in the per capita startup rate in the American economy, a trend even predating the Great Recession. In the search for possible explanations for this decline and for ways to reverse the trend, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing on September 11, 2014.

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PDE 2.0: Expanded Viewpoints and Coverage of State & Local Policy

Interest from policymakers and thought leaders on how to foster positive enabling environments for nascent entrepreneurs and young firms has increased over the past few years both in the United States and around the world. New and young firms, and the entrepreneurs who take risks to start and scale them, are being seen as central not only in terms of new jobs but also for their innovations and the resulting increase in standards of living for all.

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