Jonathan Ortmans

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Month: February 2016

Entrepreneurs and the Economy – A Lot to Be Optimistic About

It is a popular time of year to take stock of the U.S. economy and its future outlook. Beyond the annual State of the Union address in Washington, there are several private sector assessments of entrepreneurship and the U.S. economy, such as the Kauffman Foundation’s annual State of Entrepreneurship address. The question is will entrepreneurs have as big a role as before in the outlook and what do we need to know to assess how America is stacking up against its competition?

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Measuring Cities As They Race to the Top

A fresh focus on cities as indicators of startup community health has attracted a new generation of local leaders championing entrepreneurship to the growth and quality of life of their metropolitan areas. Many are also working to improve our understanding of the city entrepreneurship phenomenon and its complex dynamics. How are cities assessing and benchmarking their

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New Development Strategies Borrow from Innovation Hubs

Remember the Washington Consensus? After years of false starts and dead ends in solving development challenges, new formulas now incorporate bold entrepreneurial components. The result is that for the first time in many decades, ending extreme poverty is less of an elusive goal.

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