Google Donates $775,000 to Help Minorities in Entrepreneurship

According to Entrepreneur magazine, minorities own about 15 percent of all U.S. businesses. Of those 15 percent, nearly half are in the services industry. Last week Google announced it’s donating $775,000 to increase the percent of minority-owned businesses, specifically in the technology industry, through Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) programs. Where is the money going and who can benefit? Continue reading “Google Donates $775,000 to Help Minorities in Entrepreneurship”

Big Announcements in Atlanta Illustrate the Power of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Government Partnerships

Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Goldman Sachs Group held a joint press conference to announce two exciting developments for women entrepreneurs in Atlanta. First, Atlanta is launching the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), a business incubator for women. Secondly, the Goldman Sachs Group is awarding $3 million through its 10,000 Small Businesses program to Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, a Georgia-based nonprofit group. Continue reading “Big Announcements in Atlanta Illustrate the Power of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Government Partnerships”

The Real Face of Minority Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley holds a perception of inclusion and progressiveness. Even a recent Intel commercial featured an Indian man as the company’s own rock star – and other tech companies have done the same. But the release of recent data shows stark contrasts between these images and the reality of visible minorities in Silicon Valley. Continue reading “The Real Face of Minority Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley”

Power Moves NOLA Encourages Minorities in Entrepreneurship

Power Moves NOLA, a seed company based in New Orleans, is focused on creating opportunities for minorities in Entrepreneurship. The opportunities are designed to allow entrepreneurs to take home a salary and focus on building their business. Power Moves NOLA offers several areas of interest to budding minority entrepreneurs. Continue reading “Power Moves NOLA Encourages Minorities in Entrepreneurship”

Disabled Vets Pitch Business Ideas “Shark Tank” Style Through Entrepreneurship Program

Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia is launching a new entrepreneurship program this spring with a unique three-phase program that allows disabled veterans to pitch their business plan “Shark Tank” style. The Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart program is modeled after an entrepreneurship “boot camp” started by Syracuse University in 2007. That program has expanded to include eight other universities, and Saint Joseph has applied to join the consortium. Continue reading “Disabled Vets Pitch Business Ideas “Shark Tank” Style Through Entrepreneurship Program”

University of Utah Breaks Ground on Unique Facility for Entrepreneurs

Recognition for its excellent entrepreneurship program is not new for the University of Utah. Just this year, the Princeton Review ranked the school’s David Eccles School of Business No. 23 on its list of Top 25 Entrepreneurship Programs in the nation. The Business School’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is now breaking ground on a new endeavor that is unmatched by any other school. Continue reading “University of Utah Breaks Ground on Unique Facility for Entrepreneurs”

The Delta Challenge: A Government Partnership to Boost Entrepreneurship Across 8 States

Let’s face it: there are times when hardworking entrepreneurs could use a boost to their ecosystem and the surrounding business climate. In the distressed parishes and counties stretching across the eight-state Delta Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee), a new partnership aims to do just that. Continue reading “The Delta Challenge: A Government Partnership to Boost Entrepreneurship Across 8 States”

Bloomberg Data Identifies the “Best” Potential Entrepreneurs

For most of us, the term entrepreneur drums up images of bright, young minds. While it is true that some of our most successful entrepreneurs emerged on the scene while quite young, a new study pokes holes in the stereotypical image of an entrepreneur. Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital fund launched just last year, recently set out to use data to identify people who had a good chance of starting and building a successful company. Bloomberg Data teamed up with Mattermark, a research firm, to use data analytics to find potential entrepreneurs. Here’s how they did it and their surprising results.
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