Monthly Archives: April 2015

Folger Institute

Folger Institute SYNOPSIS:    The Consortium is a collaborative endeavor of the Folger Shakespeare Library and more than 40 universities in the U.S. and abroad. Its programs are largely funded by annual membership fees. The Folger provides grants-in-aid, administrative staff, meeting … Continue reading

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The Impact of Student Loans on Entrepreneurship

Throughout the United States, policymakers continuously call on entrepreneurs to be an important cog in the economic engine. At the same time, however, many of these policymakers fail to hone in on one of the most troubling characteristics of would-be … Continue reading

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New England’s Manufacturing Revolution Demands Multi-State Strategy

The rise of advanced manufacturing has opened the door to a resurgence of New England’s manufacturing economy, according to a new report from The New England Council and Deloitte Consulting LLC. In Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s Manufacturing … Continue reading

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Federal Labs Launch Pilot Program for Accelerator Research Stewardship

The Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) is a new research facility for scientists and engineers from Fermilab, Argonne, and Illinois universities to work alongside industrial partners to develop breakthroughs in accelerator science and apply them to areas such as computing, … Continue reading

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Intrastate Crowdfunding Moves Forward in Five States

Even after equity crowdfunding reached a milestone earlier this month with new Securities Exchange Commission proposed rule changes, state legislatures across the country continue to pass intrastate crowdfunding bills. In April, governors from Arizona (HB 2591) and Colorado (HB 1246) … Continue reading

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MD Innovation, Entrepreneurship Programs Survive Contentious Budget Negotiations

Following a lively debate over education funding, state worker pay and pensions, Maryland legislators approved a $40 billion budget. Under the approved legislation, $68 million would be available to support the state’s most expensive school districts. Gov. Larry Hogan, however, … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Angels Invested More Dollars than CA Angels, Halo Report Finds

In 2014, Angel groups in the Great Lakes region invested more dollars than anywhere else in the country, 17.2 percent of the U.S. total, including angel groups in California (17 percent). This marks the first time a U.S. region other … Continue reading

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