Jonathan Ortmans

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Month: July 2016

Early Adaptors Cameron, Obama Leave Startup Legacy

Before they each took office (Barack Obama in January 2009 and David Cameron in May 2010), the implementation of policies thoughtfully designed to meet the specific needs of new and young firms was far from the agendas of any heads of state. Obama and Cameron nevertheless adopted a new, dedicated approach to spurring new startups that was independent of their nations’ traditional package of programs and policies for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In short, they designed new policy instruments to specifically target new and young businesses.

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Entrepreneurs in the Post-Brexit World

It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Britain. While Brexit brings plenty of headaches for political leaders, resetting the rulebook opens new doors and brings fresh opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Measuring Presidential Agendas, Mapping the Future of Entrepreneurship Policy

Of course, both major United States presidential candidate contenders — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — have said they will create more jobs in the United States by supporting entrepreneurs. Having just discussed in this blog some of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments to this end, it is time to look forward into what details we know so far as to the presidential candidates’ agendas to help entrepreneurs form and scale new firms.

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