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In a packed room of excited students and their proud mentors, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews addressed a group of high school students who successfully completed their Urban Alliance (UA) internships throughout Virginia. He spoke about his own introduction to the working world as a young man in Syracuse, N.Y., and the powerful lessons he learned from that experience.

Aug042015

As part of the first-ever White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship, Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) Steve Case, Brian Chesky, Antonio Gracias, Daphne Koller, and Daniel Lubetzky have committed to investing nearly $4 million to support diverse innovators across the country. In addition, Entrepreneurship Ambassadors Daymond John from ABC-TV’s Shark Tank...

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These days, there is a lot of talk about “innovation hubs.” When people think about innovation, many think about tech-heavy areas like Silicon Valley or Austin, Texas with young start-up CEOs in jeans and a hoodie. Or they think of big cities like Boston and Atlanta where giant companies invest in research and development for the next scientific breakthrough.

Aug042015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $10 million funding opportunity for the 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation.

Aug032015

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke at the Commerce Department’s first-ever Open for Innovation event. During her remarks, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the Department’s leadership as “America’s Innovation Agency” and its role in creating the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive. Building on Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews’ comments earlier in the day, the Secretary...

Aug032015

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews delivered the opening remarks at the Commerce Department’s first-ever Open for Innovation event. The event provided the opportunity for more than 80 startups to pitch their most innovative idea to solve a complex business challenge from one of eight established corporations. The corporations in attendance included American Cancer Society,...

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