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Entrepreneurship Education

Should You Consider an Entrepreneurship Degree?

Brazen Life | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Think of all the different variations on how an entrepreneur can found a business -- how much of that do you think is possible to pack into a four-year degree?

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

Startup Communities Across the Country

Donna Harris | Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business
Donna Harris

As a nation, there is no greater lever we can pull than helping more companies get started and scale more successfully in whatever community they decide to call home.

The Entrepreneur and Fear: An Argument for Entrepreneurial Education, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.11.2012 | Money
Steve Mariotti

The paralysis of financial fear can be life-destroying. But, utilized in a positive way, fear can create a heightened sense of awareness, be a motivator and instill determination leading to success.

Lessons in Entrepreneurship

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

Being a first mover is only advantageous to the extent that your product and service meets an unmet or existing need better than current offerings and creates a loyal consumer base quickly, whether via network effects or brand adhesion.

Five 1M/1M Ambassadors Win Scholarships

Sramana Mitra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During last week's roundtable, we started the session by celebrating five of our high performing ambassadors.

Entrepreneurship Education Is Not Just for the Collegiate Anymore

Mandy Graessle | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Mandy Graessle

Business education can positively impact every child in America -- no matter their station, their age, their perceived difference.

Attention, FinTech Entrepreneurs!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The contest is focused on financial technology entrepreneurs, and TradeKing, an online brokerage, will be awarding 12 1M/1M scholarships, picked from 20 finalists, to entrepreneurs who are developing apps on their platform.

NFTE Solutions: A Pioneering Entrepreneurial Group Business Program for Low-Income Youth

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

My fundamental belief remains that the craft of small-business ownership holds the solution to creating sustainable employment for young people, particularly those in marginalized economic scenarios.

Fighting Youth Joblessness With Owner-Entrepreneurship Education

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Owner-entrepreneurship education empowers young people to make well-informed decisions about their future, whether they choose to become entrepreneurs or not.

Spotlight on Western Massachusetts

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.16.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During today's roundtable, we turned the spotlight on Western Massachusetts, spanning the Northampton-Amherst area and the home of Smith College (my undergraduate alma mater), Amherst College, UMass, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire College.

First Impressions: Angel Investing in India, Part 2

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

As I sat listening to the divergent views emerging among the entrepreneurs, it was clear to me that while some felt they were held back by the cultural expectations of women, others were moving forward with conviction.

The Challenge Of Navigating Long Sales Cycles

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During today's roundtable, we had five presenters discussing a wide range of businesses.

First Impressions: Angel Investing In India, Part 1

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We were encouraged by the open discussion and the expressed expectation of rapid growth even though the entrepreneurial market is nascent in India. This was the first of several meetings we had in New Delhi, but the perception of the challenges and opportunities was beginning to take shape.

The Beginning of the Youth Entrepreneurship Movement for Low-Income High School Students: The Story of Jersey Mike's, Part 1

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The goal of NFTE was better performance in school, and ultimately in life. After several years of running a class-based program with our partner, NFTE wanted to move the lessons outside the classroom, into a sustainable model in the real world.

Jobless Learn To Be Entrepreneurs With New Government Programs

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business

New Jersey is the latest state to incorporate an entrepreneurial training program for its unemployed. The program, called Entrepreneurial University o...

NSF Innovation Corps -- What America Does Best

Steve Blank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps combines the best of what the U.S. government, American researchers in academia and risk capital can do together.

It's Time to #FixYoungAmerica

Scott Gerber | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Scott Gerber

Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion. Yet young Americans are far more optimistic about our country's future than the pundits would have you believe.

Free Apps, Ad-Supported Business Models are Dangerous!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Sramana Mitra

At today's roundtable, the last for 2011, we had four different countries represented and an intense set of discussions on five very interesting busin...

Inner-City Students and Wharton Professor Develop a High School Business Curriculum

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education
Rahilla Zafar

Two years ago University City High School in Philadelphia was one of the lowest achieving schools in the district -- today it is a Promise Academy offering its students a fresh start and new hope.

Entrepreneurs' Memoirs: A Gold Mine of Information for Self-Employed Wannabes

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.19.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Entrepreneurial memoirs are a treasure chest of information and entertainment and fit the bill perfectly for all the work-for-yourself wannabes on your holiday list

The Reckless Folly of Ellsberg's "Will Dropouts Save America?"

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 12.23.2011 | College
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

Rather than highlighting a small, non-representative minority of college dropouts to misrepresent the importance of education, perhaps it would be better to concentrate on redesigning our higher education system so that it better serves American society.

The Unsupportive Spouse and Why They Are Killing Your Entrepreneurial Dream

Sophie Gold | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Sophie Gold

Your married, engaged, living with or just really committed to someone that doesn't understand why you choose uncertainty over 'job security.' Sound familiar?

The Second Act: Learning From Your Initial Success and Failures

Don McNay | Posted 10.22.2011 | Small Business
Don McNay

"Stick to what you know" seems like common-sense advice, but I have watched many business people make the same mistake I did. Once things start to go well, entrepreneurs think success will last forever.

How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

During this week's roundtable, we had Inoh Choe from San Jose, Calif. pitch DemoTunes, a freemium concept. One of the discussions that ensued was abou...