Every country recognizes the need for more capital investment in small business innovation. But that's only the first step. The need for industry expertise as well as expertise in mentoring and entrepreneurship can help guide new leaders from first pitch through scaling.
To rebuild manufacturing, the US needs to beef up the Small Business Innovation Research program –
SBIR’s brilliant design has helped thousands of technology-minded entrepreneurs cross the chasm from research to real products, new markets and venture backing.That is exactly why in 1982 the U.S. Congress established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) prog... - via Sean O'sullivan @ techcrunch.comRead More »