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Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

At age 52, recently divorced, depressed, and deeply in debt, Carol Gardner received advice from her attorney to "get a therapist or get a dog."

Melting Pot Urgency: Attracting and Educating Entrepreneurs for the U.S.

Amy Wilkinson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Amy Wilkinson

Collaborative learning programs are developing not just at business schools,but also at medical and law schools, arts academies and design schools, and in other disciplines.

How Has Women's Entrepreneurship Day Made a Real Difference?

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Women across the world recently participated in Global Entrepreneurship Day, with a Global Entrepreneurship Day for Women taking place for the first t...

Get the Heck Out of the Building in Founders School Part 2

Steve Blank | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman Foundation is the largest non-profit focused on entrepreneurship in the world. Giving away $80 million to ev...

An Amazing Week

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have grown increasingly nervous about the future of diverse arts institutions in the United States. So many have disappeared, others are facing huge cash problems and most are watching as donors shift their priorities to other interests.

Corporations and Startups No Longer Strange Bedfellows

Jason Grill | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Jason Grill

Entrepreneurs hold the keys to spark innovation that corporations lack. In 2013, we saw more corporations interacting with the startup community and doing things they have never done before. Why are they doing this?

Entrepreneurship Can Empower Foster Youth to Beat the Odds

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

In normal day-to-day life, U.S. (and international) foster kids are just trying to survive, but they must learn how to thrive in order to beat the odds. I believe learning entrepreneurship can help foster youth become successful, productive citizens.

CAPS Off to High School Students Who Embrace Entrepreneurship Early

Alana Muller | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Alana Muller

Poised. Articulate. Innovative. Confident. As the graduation season continues, it's not uncommon to hear commencement speakers lauding such praise on graduating high school seniors. But, recipient of seed funding? Serial entrepreneur? Patent-holder? Not so much.

Focus on Vision to Avoid Premature Startup Failure

Diana Kander | Posted 07.22.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

The first major difference between having an idea and a startup is how others react to you. You need customer feedback to understand if your product or service provides value in people's lives and what they like or don't like about your company.

Community Is the New Currency

Thom Ruhe | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

For entrepreneurs considering where to start a company or how to engage the assistance of others, there is some value to "the Village," but in an emerging way that may be redefining what we expect from the communities in which we engage.

How Matchmaking Technology Can Help Reduce Teacher Turnover

Cassie Slane | Posted 04.19.2013 | Impact
Cassie Slane

The U.S education system faces a number of challenges, but I think we all can agree that good teachers are the backbone of our education system. Witho...

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

Startup Craze in Rio

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 05.28.2013 | Small Business
Lesa Mitchell

Entrepreneurship is a growing global craze, no doubt about it. Case in point: More than 2,000 people from 130 countries met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week to share stories about the obstacles and opportunities of building startup communities in cities across the globe.

SXSW... a Bucket List Event

Jason Grill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jason Grill

At the end of the day SXSW Interactive is an amazing spectacle. If you haven't ever been to Austin it's a must see city. If you haven't been to SXSW it's a bucket list event.

Word of Mouth Trumps Social Media in Building This Startup Community

Jared Konczal | Posted 05.13.2013 | Small Business
Jared Konczal

The program launched in April 2012 with about a dozen people and attracted modest attendance the first couple of months. But by the end summer, attendance reached the 100-level and has since doubled to 200. As of February, the 260 mark has been breached.

Top 6 List: Getting the Most Out of SXSW

Diana Kander | Posted 05.06.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

I emailed and texted a wide array of "South by" regulars, each of whom imparted some very valuable wisdom. Their advice was so good that I felt like I had to write this article and share it with anyone else interested in making the most out of their SXSW experience.

Scratch Your Entrepreneurial Itch

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
Paul Kedrosky

An entrepreneurial project requires you to live with it -- with uncertainty, naysayers, and the fog of creation -- for so long that you can only do it if it's so personal you would be irritated about it anyway.

Let the Boys Have Their Social Media While Women Save the World

XPRIZE | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. You often hear Silicon Valley moguls say "we wanted flying cars; i...

Boomer Entrepreneurs: Living Longer, Starting Up Their Ideas

Alana Muller | Posted 03.30.2013 | Small Business
Alana Muller

While lifespans have increased by a full three decades, our culture has not necessarily kept pace in addressing what this increased longevity means for our activities, professions and opportunities.

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

Job Creators Don't Matter Without Job Doers and Student Loan Debt = Less Entrepreneurs

David Litwak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Litwak

Romney's continued lead on the subject of the economy even as he spouts nonsensical, nonspecific tax plans, says to me what they are doing isn't working.

You're Going To Fail

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business

Failure is a big part of the startup game. When investors bet on fledgling companies, most of them know that the risk is high -- but few knew it was t...

Massive Drop In Startup Jobs Is 'Like Nothing We Have Seen,' According To New Report

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business

The number of jobs created by startup companies in the U.S. is dropping at an alarming rate, according to a new study by the Hudson Institute. The ...

Entrepreneurship Education: One Size Does Not Fit All

Alana Muller | Posted 10.29.2012 | Small Business
Alana Muller

To serve as many clients as possible at an affordable price point, companies strive to find the right balance of product features to appeal to the masses. Not surprisingly, they usually find that one size does not fit all.

'I Went to See the VC and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt'

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Before you starting to talk to a VC, make sure you know what the rules of the game are.