Entrepreneurship

Want More Entrepreneurs?  Raise Welfare Benefits!

Want More Entrepreneurs? Raise Welfare Benefits!

Over at the Atlantic, Walter Frick has a piece on the relationship between public welfare benefits and entrepreneurship.  The meme in the media is that the more generous the benefits, the greater the dependency, the less the initiative.  Logical, but according to some recent research, dead wrong: Entrepreneurs are actually more likely than other Americans […]

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MIT Engineering students struggle to balance academics and commercial opportunities

MIT Engineering students struggle to balance academics and commercial opportunities

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently profiled the challenges faced by budding entrepreneurs at MIT: Like many universities, MIT has encouraged its students and faculty members to form more start-ups. Over the past decade, according to one recent survey, the number of companies initiated by universities has almost doubled. For lucky ones, like MIT, the […]

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“Regional Champions” are important to Economic Growth

“Regional Champions” are important to Economic Growth

That’s the findings of several recent scholarly papers highlighted by the State Science and Technology Institute.  Here is one of the more interesting points raised by the research:  [According] to the authors’ analysis it is not high-technology concentration that fuels job creation, but growth in high-technology concentration that matters most. This challenges the common view […]

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Are We Experiencing an “Entrepreneurial Explosion?

Are We Experiencing an “Entrepreneurial Explosion?

That’s the argument put forth recently in the Economist.  Technological innovation is lowering the barriers to creating new devices,  appliances and busnesses.  And, they argue, this is not just another dot.com bubble: Today’s entrepreneurial boom is based on more solid foundations than the 1990s internet bubble, which makes it more likely to continue for the […]

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NYU to Open Entrepreneur’s Lab

NYU to Open Entrepreneur’s Lab

According to Xconomy, NYU is creating a lab to serve as a centralized hub for its offerings for entrepreneurs: Historically when people wanted to learn more about entrepreneurship at the university, [Frank Rimalovski, executive director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute] says, the response has been to steer them to a website or tell them to […]

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Foundations Support Entrepreneurship Programs at Universities

Foundations Support Entrepreneurship Programs at Universities

The State Science & Technology Institute reports that foundations are taking an increased interest in promoting entrepreneurship: These foundations view institutions of higher education as the ideal partners to provide education and business services necessary for entrepreneurs to reach their potential. Several foundations recently have announced funding to support entrepreneurship development activities at universities including […]

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