Atlas: GEN’s Research + Policy Portal

Atlas is a compendium of public sector policies and programs that serves as a tool for policymakers, advisors and opinion leaders to learn about previously implemented policy models, articulated entrepreneurship strategies and/or designs of public-sector-supported  programs.

Year Introduced: | National-level

Under IER, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may use its parole authority to grant a period of authorized stay on a case-by-case basis to foreign entrepreneurs who demonstrate that their…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Rural Business Development Grants is designed to allow public entities in rural areas to provide technical assistance and training for their local small businesses. The program offers two types of…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

Arizona’s sandbox provides fintech startups with the opportunity to apply to test the market viability of their product on a small scale for up to two years before deciding whether to incur the costs…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Policymakers should: Competitive grants: Develop competitive grants to modernize the 63 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and more than 900 service locations, with a focus on facilitated…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Recommended responses to the pandemic-induced crisis:  Short-term lending to businesses not eligible federal loans: State and local governments should partner with philanthropic organizations to…

Year Introduced: | Sub-national

NM LEEP offers a contemporary model to bridge the technology excellence of the NM labs with external innovators and experienced mentors who are focused on building a new generation of companies. …