October 6, 2014 An increasing number of startup-savvy policymakers throughout the United States and around the world are racing to build better entrepreneurial ecosystems to create jobs and generate real economic growth -- but real results don't happen overnight. Serial entrepreneur, investor and startup community builder Brad Feld talks about startup community development being something that takes 20 years and requires a long-term commitment from community leaders. This presents a challenge for policymakers trying to sustain public support for measures they implement that have long-term horizons. I spent this past weekend in Italy with representatives of the Ministries of Education, Economic Development and Foreign Affairs, speaking at startup conferences and a Maker Faire, and discussing plans for Italy’s upcoming hosting of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2015. It provided me with some insights into this issue. Read more... http://www.kauffman.org/blogs/policy-dialogue/2014/october/smoothing-the-path-for-new-firms
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