Jonathan Ortmans

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Month: September 2015

Haltiwanger’s ‘Startup Deficit’

The work of John Haltiwanger, an economics professor at the University of Maryland, in deepening our understanding of the causes of job creation, job destruction and economic performance serves as one of the best examples of how to elevate the quality of research informing a new class of policymakers drilling down on entrepreneurship as a driver of jobs and innovation.

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Insights from Canada

I visited Ontario, Canada, last Friday to participate in the Waterloo Innovation Summit – one month ahead of the country’s federal elections – to see how entrepreneurs and policymakers are faring in that part of North America.

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Finding Balance in Patent Protection

Congress is back at work and two pieces of pending legislation stand to alter the 200-year old U.S. patent system, the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) and the Patent Act (S. 1137). Lawmakers have to walk a fine line but a little common sense should help.

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