Jonathan Ortmans

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Month: November 2015

Startup Nations Awards Bring a Close to Global Entrepreneurship Week

Startup-focused policymakers and advisers gathered this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico, for the Startup Nations Summit (SNS) – and the official closing of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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American Cities Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts this morning with more than 10 million people participating in over 30,000 events in 160 countries. While the United States has in large part been the originator of the startup revolution now unfolding across the globe, this renaissance of entrepreneurs is still relatively new for some parts of our nation. This week we look at how GEW is celebrating emerging ecosystems in three American cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Louisville, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C.

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Crowdfunding Rules Announced. What Next?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized last week the rules guiding how startups can sell equity.  What are the details and what is next after these new guidelines become active on Jan. 29, 2016?

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What are American Cities Doing to Help Startups Grow?

As federal governments around the world increasingly explore how national policy can help the country’s economy, it is important that we not lose sight of local efforts that have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale. With four of the top five startup ecosystems in the world, according to the Compass 2015 Startup Ecosystem Report, U.S. cities are still at the forefront of experimenting with new policies and programs.

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