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World Finance announces winners of 2017 GCC Investment and Development Awards

LONDON, ENGLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/17 -- In every country, the financial sector plays a central role in setting the pace of economic development. Nowhere is this more apparent, however, than across the economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), where a huge pivot towards the non-oil sector is crucial in securing future prosperity. The World Finance GCC Investment and Development Awards celebrate those in the sector that are striving to spur job-creating growth and improve prospects ...


16.10.2017

Oxford University launches game-changing hub for students to connect, create and collaborate

The Oxford Foundry, a new entrepreneurial hub at the heart of Oxford University, has officially opened its doors. The facility will be launched today by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. The student-centric venue aims to build a community of innovation across the University, inspiring and supporting Oxford’s 23,000 students to develop their entrepreneurial skills or create and scale commercial ventures. The Oxford Foundry will embrace students across all academic disciplines from engineering, medic ...


11.10.2017

Nurturing Hong Kong''s Next FinTech Generation

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/17 -- Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)A group of 60 university students from Hong Kong visited Citi Ventures in San Francisco in September, as part of their week-long FinTech-focused entrepreneurship boot camp at Stanford Graduate School of Business in Silicon Valley under the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP). The students learnt first-hand from veteran tech-bankers on how technology implementations and usage work in the banking world and were ...


09.10.2017

Mass Innovation Nights Kicks Off WE BOS Week with Female-Founded Startup Showcase

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/17 -- On Monday, October 16, 2017 , Boston''s monthly new product showcase, is kicking off the 2017 with a product launch event designed to help promote Boston''s newest female-founded companies. WE BOS Week, October 16-20, 2017, offers networking events, educational programming and mentoring opportunities for Boston''s women entrepreneurs.is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required. The event will feature a variety o ...


27.09.2017

New Director announced at the Skoll Centre for Entrepreneurship

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford has announced the appointment of Dr Peter Drobac as new Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Dr Drobac, who is well known in the field of social entrepreneurship, global health delivery and implementation science, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s university in Rwanda. ‘I am thrilled that Peter will be joining the school as the new Director of the ...


28.07.2017

Red Bull Announces Final Participants for First-Ever U.S. Social Entrepreneur Program

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/17 -- Editors Note: There are two images and a video associated with this press release.Hundreds of people from across the country applied and only a few were hand selected to be a part of the first-ever U.S. Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, a social entrepreneurship program that aims to bring together and uplift individuals who are using their talent and energy to tackle social issues in their community. Today the select group of individuals - bios below ...


17.07.2017

FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) is crowned "Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards"

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/17 -- (FCHK) is named the winner of "Health Promotion" and "Social Empowerment," two categories at the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 (AREA).These awards honour FCHK for the significant achievement in health promotion and social empowerment through two leading CSR programmes -- "World Milk Day" and "New Generation Milk Tea Master Training Programme."Mr. Harvey Uong, Managing Director of FrieslandC ...


05.06.2017

Red Bull Launches Social Entrepreneur Program in the U.S.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 03/01/17 -- Editors Note: There are two images and a video associated with this press release.Red Bull Amaphiko, a global program that supports social entrepreneurs, is coming to the U.S. for the first time starting March 1. Red Bull Amaphiko - "Amaphiko" translates to "wings" in the South African language of Zulu, the program''s origin country - aims to bring together and uplift individuals from around the U.S. who are using ...


01.03.2017

Boston Business Journal Names Fuchs an Innovation All-Star

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/18/17 -- Monique Fuchs, Ph.D., Associate VP, Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Wentworth Institute of Technology, was named a in the education category. Dr. Fuchs, co-founded , in 2012 to bring innovative thinking and entrepreneurial confidence to Wentworth students.Every year, the Boston Business Journal chooses Innovation All-Stars; a group which represents the most innovative and enterprising technology leaders in Massachusetts. Twelve people were honored in ...


18.01.2017

Angelica Fuentes was Featured Panelist at the Third Annual Women''s Entrepreneurship Day Held at the United Nations

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/25/16 -- , a private institution committed to the overall empowerment of women of all ages through the strengthening and financing of organizations that support women''s advancement, today announced its Founder Angelica Fuentes was a panelist at the Women''s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) held on November 18th, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.Women''s Entrepreneurship Day''s mission is to empower th ...


25.11.2016

3rd Annual Mass Innovation Nights Women Founders Kicks-Off WE BOS Week

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/06/16 -- The third annual Women Founders event is kicking off (WE BOS) Monday, on October 17, 2016 at 6pm. The event is in partnership with the City of Boston''s Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) program and will be held at District Hall in Boston''s Seaport District.The popular product launch party and networking event draws attendees from the entire region. Over the past 7 years, it has launched more than 900 products which have collec ...


06.10.2016

FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Wins Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/28/16 -- named the winner of the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2016.The award honours FrieslandCampina Hong Kong and OPTIMEL brand for the significant achievement in health promotion initiating the Tailored Nutrition for Age health promotion campaign for local senior community from age 40+, 50+ and 60+ and above.Mr. Harvey Uong, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Hong Kong commented on the award: "We are honoured to be named the winner ...


28.06.2016

Business Development Bank of Canada Partners with B Corporations to Grow Community of Socially Responsible Businesses

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/22/16 -- and the (BDC) announced today a new partnership to build upon BDC''s commitment to growing the in Canada to raise the standards for social and environmental responsibility among Canadian businesses.BDC has dedicated senior manager Carla Heim to focus on growing the B Corporation movement, starting in western Canada. The partnership will leverage BDC''s network of clients and the broader entrepreneurial community ...


22.06.2016

Franchise Business Ownership as a Pathway to Entrepreneurship: Reserve Your Seat for Event in Boca Raton on May 16 or 17, 2016

BOCA RATON, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/16 -- FranNet, the U.S. premier franchise consulting firm, is inviting the community of SouthEast Florida to join them on the evening of Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. OR the morning of Tuesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. for a two-hour exposition where you can .During this showcase, attendees will learn the important ins and outs of selecting the best franchise fit for them. The event will be held at the -- ). Rick Shampaine of , a 35-year veteran of the franchise ...


29.04.2016

Learn How to Be a Location Independent Entrepreneur at Cleary University''s Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Costa Rica

HOWELL, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/16 -- today announced the launch of its new Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Costa Rica. The bootcamp is focused on teaching participants the basic principles of building a location independent business. The pilot bootcamp will run August 7 through August 11, 2016. Beginning in 2017, the will run each year in late February. The bootcamp will be offered for credit to current Cleary students, as a transferable credit course to other college students and a ...


14.04.2016

Boutique web development firm setting a positive example of social entrepreneurship

Melbourne based web design firm iNNsite has pledged to design, build and host one website for one selected nonprofit organisation each month at no cost. “We recognise that it can be costly to have an effective and intelligent website designed and built, and whilst many companies offer discounts to nonprofits we really wanted to demonstrate our support to these great organisations that do so much for the community by taking away this cost all together” said Aaron Busary founder of iNNsite. iNNs ...


14.03.2016

TechShop Leaders to Discuss the Maker Movement at SXSW 2016

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/16 -- Leaders from TechShop Inc., a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, will be participating in two panels at this year''s to discuss the maker movement. The panels will discuss the maker movement''s impact on both frugal innovation, and the widespread entrepreneurial spirit and growing support in America for the future of making.Since President Obama hosted the first White House Maker Faire in 2014 and dec ...


11.03.2016

MissionHUB Appoints Theresa A. Matacia, CFA, as Chief Financial Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/15 -- , a marketplace for social innovation, with a network of Impact Hub campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York City, and Washington, D.C., and the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) for impact investing and social entrepreneurship, has appointed , as its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Matacia will oversee the finance, human resources, and strategic planning functions at MissionHUB."MissionHUB has expanded its footprint with new camp ...


01.12.2015

Futurpreneur Canada and BG Canada announce the Second Annual ThriveNorth Business Challenge in the Northwest Region of B.C.

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/23/15 -- Today, and announced that the will return for a second year.The ThriveNorth Business Challenge is a pitch competition that recognizes the innovation and talent of young, aspiring entrepreneurs from across British Columbia''s Northwest by giving them an opportunity to showcase their business ideas. ThriveNorth will once again host the finalists throughout a two-day Challenge, where they will receive mentorship and one-o ...


23.11.2015

ITSERVE Synergy 2015 - first annual conference & banquet

ITSERVE Synergy 2015 conference aims to bring together tech titans, noted thought-leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to offer unique insights into industry topics-of-the-moment – and to highlight the best and brightest startups. ITServe Alliance’s first annual conference and banquet for the Startups and VC community “Synergy 2015” is fast approaching. This conference aims to bring together tech titans, noted thought-leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to offer unique insights into industry ...


28.10.2015

Last Call to Reserve Your Seat for South Florida Franchise Showcase Set for September 23 & 24

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/21/15 -- FranNet is making a last call for all members of the community in South East Florida to reserve a seat for the South Florida Franchise Showcase set for September 23 & 24 in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton. This is a great opportunity for those investors interested in learning about selecting a franchise business among a portfolio of several premier franchise companies that are poised for continued expansion in South Florida, Latin America and ...


21.09.2015

TechShop Named to Inc. 5000 for Third Year in a Row

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/15 -- TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation''s fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row. In addition, TechShop was also recognized as a top fastest growing company in the San Jose Metro Area, ranking number 15 on the sub-list."For the past three years, TechShop''s been re ...


13.08.2015

Rails Karate Introduces Free Ruby on Rails Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rails Karate, a web portal aimed at providing free education material regarding web development to the users worldwide, has come up with free Ruby On Rails course. Considering the scarce availability of the free quality content online regarding website development the web portal is an excellent medium to learn the latest techniques like CoffeeScript, Ruby, and much more and become a proficient Ruby On Rails developer. These free courses are particularly suitable for the en ...


12.07.2015

FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Wins Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/22/15 -- was named the winner of the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2015.The award honours FrieslandCampina Hong Kong and its Black&White brand for the significant achievement in sustaining the unique Hong Kong style milk tea by celebrating the city''s first Hong Kong Milk Tea Day starting in 2013. FrieslandCampina has contributed to carrying forward the unique Hong Kong style milk-tea making technique to the next generation of th ...


23.06.2015

FranNet Helps Battery Giant Franchise Company to Expand in South Florida

MIAMI LAKES, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/08/15 -- FranNet, the premier franchise consulting service, invites you to attend a special event in Miami Lakes on June 12, 2015. Featuring a National franchise company looking to expand all over South Florida, consultants will offer education and advice regarding the wide world of franchising. The event will take place at the first Battery Giant store to open in SE Florida, located on Royal Oaks Plaza, 15410 NW 77th Ct, Miami Lakes, FL 33016. .Hosting t ...


08.06.2015

The Fraser Institute: Screening Foreign Acquisitions May Discourage Canadian Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/15 -- The Investment Canada Act, which screens foreign acquisitions of Canadian companies, does not serve the interests of Canadians, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank."The unintended consequences of the Investment Canada Act can reverberate through the entire economy, depressing prices for Canadian assets and discouraging entrepreneurship," said ...


13.05.2015

FranNet of South Florida Learning Resources for Those Seeking Business Ownership Through Franchising

SOUTH FLORIDA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/15 -- FranNet of South Florida announced today that FranNet, one of the country''s leading franchise consultant firms, is offering a range of learning resources available for aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals seeking business ownership through . Those learning resources include franchise online seminars or webinars, local SCORE workshops, and free guides for franchise success.Topics of discussion at the and include leveraging successful b ...


06.05.2015

CityStart Boston Looks to Spread the Innovation Economy Across the Entire City

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/15 -- Today, a Boston-based coalition is announcing the creation of CityStart Boston (), a program focused on extending Boston''s innovation economy across the entire city, beyond the City''s Innovation District and the other areas where startups and entrepreneurs cluster.CityStart is an extension of ThinkTank Boston, an annual student-only one-day event started in 2012. The coalition steering this year''s event includes represe ...


21.04.2015

The Fraser Institute: Declining Economic Freedom Eroding Entrepreneurship, Slowing U.S. Economic Recovery

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/15 -- Why did the U.S. economy recover so slowly from the 2008 recession? What lessons have economists learned that can encourage economic growth in the future?A new book jointly published today by the Fraser Institute and Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers the answers."The United States was once considered the land of opportunity, where entrepreneurs such as Henry Ford, Ray Kroc and Steve Jobs improved standards of living by pro ...


16.04.2015

The Fraser Institute/Lesson for Canada: Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship Critical for Economic Growth

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/15 -- The importance of economic freedom in fostering entrepreneurship and small business creation is clearly demonstrated by the sluggish economic recovery of the United States following the 2008 recession, concludes a new book jointly published today by the Fraser Institute and the Mercatus Institute in Virginia.And this provides an important lesson for Canada."Entrepreneurship is a key building block for economic prosperity but it do ...


16.04.2015

Futurpreneur Canada and BG Canada Present Three Young Entrepreneurs With a Grand Prize of $10,000 at the ThriveNorth Business Challenge in Price Rupert B.C.

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/15 -- On Saturday, March 28th, and announced the winners of the inaugural . The awards ceremony recognized the innovation and entrepreneurial talent of the 12 finalists selected from across British Columbia''s Northwest region. The ThriveNorth Business Challenge provided the opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas, receive expert coaching and compete for grand prizes of up to $10,000 to h ...


30.03.2015

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Announce 2015 Finalists in Contest for $20,000

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/15 -- (GSEA), the premier competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students running a business while still in school, today announced its list of the top student entrepreneurs in the world. These "student startup CEOs" from 38 countries will compete at the 2015 GSEA Global Finals, produced by the Entrepreneurs'' Organization (EO) and held at the Capital Hilton in Washington D.C. from April 15-17, 2015.Besting more than ...


30.03.2015

EO''s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Names Syracuse University Student as US National Champion

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/21/14 -- Entrepreneurs'' Organization''s (EO) (GSEA) today announced that Daniel Goldberg, COO & co-founder of , is the winner of their first-ever U.S. National Competition. Goldberg, as well as the two runner-ups -- Khalid Al-Dhubaib, founder of and Austin White-Pentony, co-founder and owner of -- will go on to compete against student entrepreneurs from across the global for a chance to win $20,000 and the title of Global Student ...


21.11.2014

Futurpreneur Canada and BG Canada Announce the Launch of the ThriveNorth Entrepreneurship Initiative in B.C''s Northwest Region

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/14 -- Futurpreneur Canada and BG Canada are pleased to announce the launch of their new collaborative initiative, ThriveNorth. Through the ThriveNorth initiative, the two partners will work with the local business network to empower and enhance entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in British Columbia''s Northwest region.Through ThriveNorth, young people in the region will have access to financing, mentorship and the ...


20.11.2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week Inspires Record-Breaking Number of Canadians to Join International Movement to Advance Entrepreneurship

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/17/14 -- Editors Note: There are two photos and a video associated with this Press ReleaseFuturpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) announced today that this year''s Global Entrepreneurship Week will surpass all previous years'' celebrations, with a record 475 events taking place across Canada from November 17-23, 2014.As the Canadian host for the sixth consecutive year, Futurpreneur Canada is inspired by th ...


17.11.2014

Penn State Student Heading to Nationals at EO''s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/20/14 -- Penn State student, Mike Zaengle, won the DC Regional Competition of the (GSEA) on Thursday for his startup, , a LEED accredited urban agricultural and ecological research and design firm. Zaengle''s company develops novel solutions for small-shareholder farmers to grow local produce directly within urban food deserts.Zaengle, a fifth year architecture student, presented to a panel of nine DC and Boston area judges from the -- a global ...


20.10.2014

Acquia Named Company of the Year by the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/14 -- , the digital business company, today announced it received the Company of the Year award from the (BelCham), a non-profit that supports and facilitates business and entrepreneurship between Belgium and the United States. Each year BelCham presents this award to recognize the rapid growth and success of a company with Belgian ties. Past winners include Arseus, Brussels Airlines, and Le Pain Quotidien. Acquia was named Most Promising Company by Bel ...


09.10.2014

New Business Guide and Social Platform FAIRY-TALE SUCCESS: A Guide to Entrepreneurial Magic

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/14 -- Offering the first entrepreneurial guide written specifically for young women, (Adams Media, $17.99) aims to inspire and educate young women who have a great business idea but don''t know what to do next. With actionable business plans and real-life examples, this book gives readers everything they need to launch their own business, product, or idea into the marketplace -- no matter their young age.You will learn about:Success stories from ...


25.09.2014

Futurpreneur Canada Launches Action Plan for a More Entrepreneurial Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/18/14 -- Editors Note: There is a video and three photos associated with this press release.Today, Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) launched an action plan outlining strategies and suggesting specific roles to expand and support youth entrepreneurship across the country. Developed with broad consultation through the organization''s initiative, the plan provides a roadmap to help more Canadian entrepreneurs f ...


18.09.2014

The New Economy is Upon US and the Rules Have Changed

(Santa Fe, New Mexico)// A new document titled, The Firefly Principles: A Manifesto for Generating Income and Impact in the New Economy, introduces the idea of the Entrepreneurial Era and the new economy movement. The economic crash from 2008 has brought to us a variety of changes over the years. One big change that people are talking about is that we are living in a new economy. Economists are positing arguments for and against the reality of the new economy. Most would agree, however, that we ...


25.02.2014

QUICKTERNS WINS BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Vestal: January 25, 2013. QuickTerns, LLC was announced as the winner of the Binghamton University Business Plan Competition. As a part of the BU Entrepreneurship class, two university students and one Binghamton based entrepreneur have placed first in the annual Business Plan Competition – winning a $2,500 prize. If the business is functional in Binghamton in one year, another $2,500 will be earned. MBA students Michael Barbara and Peter Fiduccia, along with entrepreneur Chris Olsen, created ...


30.01.2014

Utah Student Founder Named Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/23/13 -- The (GSEA), the premier global competition honoring the top high school, college and graduate students who have founded and are running revenue-generating businesses, today announced Spencer Quinn, co-founder and CEO of FiberFix, as the Champion of the 2013 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. This year, the Entrepreneurs' Organization partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, to present ...


23.11.2013

EyeVerify Wins International Startup Competition After Finishing First in U.S. Finals at Kauffman Foundation

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/13 -- Kansas City, Kan.-based startup EyeVerify today won "," an international startup pitch competition. The tech startup brings home the title of world champion and the potential for up to EUR 1,000,000, or approximately $1.3 million, in angel investment.EyeVerify won today's international competition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, over startups from the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom. Get i ...


22.11.2013

U.S. Mayors Gain Insights Into Metro Entrepreneurship Issues From Two New Kauffman Foundation Reports

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 -- Metropolitan entrepreneurship issues are the focus of two new Kauffman Foundation reports being released today at the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship held in conjunction with . At the conference, hosted by the Foundation in partnership with the city of Kansas City, Mo., mayor's office, mayors and entrepreneurship experts from around the country will discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship ...


20.11.2013

KC Mayor, Kauffman Foundation to Live Stream Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in partnership with the office of Mayor Sly James of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hosting the first-ever Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship on Nov. 20, 2013, beginning at 11:15 a.m. EST. Sixteen mayors and other entrepreneurship experts from around the country will share insights about promoting startup activity and discuss ways to encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in U.S. cities.The conf ...


19.11.2013

The Ice House Manner and Mindset of Teaching Entrepreneurship Featured in New Kauffman Sketchbook

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 -- The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, an online and classroom program that focuses on the fundamental elements of an entrepreneurial mindset, is featured in the newest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook video series released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The segment is being unveiled as entrepreneurs and their supporters are being celebrated around the world during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 18-24.During the th ...


19.11.2013

Entrepreneurs Worldwide Weigh in on Their Country's Entrepreneurial Communities and Policies

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 -- What do entrepreneurs in America have in common with entrepreneurs in Qatar? More than you might imagine, according to a recent survey sponsored by the organizers of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.The 2013 GEW Policy Survey results, released today by GEW co-creator and co-sponsor, ...


18.11.2013

Media Advisory: Top Student Entrepreneurs Compete in GSEA's Global Finals Competition

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/13 --Ready to meet the next Steve Jobs? Mark Zuckerberg? Mrs. Fields? If you're prepared to be wowed by some of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs of today, then come to the . This premier global competition showcases students that own and run a business while simultaneously taking a full course load in high school, college or graduate school. On hand for interviews will be the global finalists themselves, as well as other influent ...


11.11.2013

Grantham University's Dr. Mark Skousen Kicks Off Kauffman Foundation's Global Entrepreneurship Week

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- For the second year in a row, one of superscholar.org's "20 Most Influential Living Economists" and honorary dean of Grantham University's , Dr. Mark Skousen, will kick off the Kauffman Foundation's Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at the Kansas City Central Library. GEW started as an idea in 2007, and is now the world's largest celebration of the innovators who bring their ideas from the drawing board to the busine ...


04.11.2013

Bigcommerce Hosts 2013 E-Commerce Circle for Fourth Annual Global Startup Battle

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/31/13 -- , the fastest growing e-commerce platform for businesses of all sizes, announced today the company will be the first ever host of the E-Commerce Circle for the fourth annual Global Startup Battle (GSB) produced by Up Global. GSB is an annual event that brings together a global community of entrepreneurs competing in a worldwide startup competition with the winners bringing home a variety of prizes. The competition will be held on November 15 and Novemb ...


31.10.2013

NYER's Small Business Awards Recognizes Dr. Terry Neese for Social Entrepreneurship

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 -- The (IEEW), a nonprofit empowering women worldwide economically, socially and politically, today announced that Dr. Terry Neese has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Founder's Award for Social Entrepreneurship by (NYER). Taking place in New York City, the 2013 Small Business Awards Gala highlighted the accomplishments and achievements of the IEEW Founder and CEO."The Institute and our hallmark program, , is honored to be recognized for ou ...


17.10.2013

New Free Alberta Magazine Launching to Inspire Female Entrepreneurs

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 -- A new digital magazine Women of Possibility is set to launch October 1, 2013. Founded by a small town Alberta native, Amy Deagle, the quarterly magazine is meant to inspire women in rural areas and small towns to challenge the status quo and think outside their geography."Small town doesn't mean small life," says Deagle, "I want women to start imagining what is possible for their life and stop letting location be an excuse for ...


30.09.2013

Boston TechJam Announces Finalists for "Startup Pitch Heard 'Round the World" Contest and Live Music Lineup

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/13 -- , the block party for Boston-area companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and students taking place on Thursday, October 3, today announced finalists for its live "Startup Pitch Heard 'Round the World" contest for startups, entrepreneurs, and student teams to test their company pitches and ideas. The "Shark Tank"-like event, featuring a panel of the area's leading venture capitalists and experienced entrepreneurs, w ...


25.09.2013

Sequoia Waste Solutions Co-Founder Wins EO's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards' D.C. Regional Competition

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 09/20/13 -- The today announced the winner of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards' regional competition in Washington D.C., Charlie Dolan, from Villanova University. The EO (GSEA) is the premier global competition honoring the top high school, college and graduate students who have founded and are running revenue-generating businesses.Dolan's Pittsburgh-based company, Sequoia Waste Solutions, is a two-year-old waste management recycling company ...


20.09.2013

National Award of Excellence Presented to Six Organizations for Advancing Regional Competitiveness

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/13 -- Six organizations were named winners of SSTI's 2013 Excellence in TBED award, serving as national models for states and regions investing in science, technology and innovation to grow their economies and create high-paying jobs. Among the winners, a newer program was selected as the Most Promising TBED Initiative, recognized for creative use of existing resources and strong public-private sector support to spur entrepreneurial activity."The ...


16.09.2013

Shopify and The Huffington Post Announce Business Competition Open to Canadian Entrepreneurs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/13 -- Competition offers mentorship from all-star entrepreneurs, including: Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Arianna Huffington,Tim Ferriss, Lil' Jon, Gary Vaynerchuk, Selita Ebanks, Chase Jarvis, and more., the industry-leading commerce platform, and one of Canada's fastest growing companies, today announced the launch of its fourth annual . The company has partnered with The Huffington Post and some of the industry's most successful entreprene ...


16.09.2013

BUILD Announces Charles R. Salter to Serve as the Organization's First President

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/13 -- BUILD, a national education and entrepreneurship non-profit based in Redwood City, CA announced today that Charles (Chuck) R. Salter will serve as the organization's inaugural President. Mr. Salter brings more than 15 years of experience in management and education to the organization.BUILD offers a four-year experiential learning program designed to motivate low-income, disengaged high school students through entrepreneurship and business. ...


09.08.2013

Retired Intel Chairman and CEO Craig Barrett Touts Tallwave's Venture Capitalist Event in Silicon Valley for High Tide Entrepreneur Finalists

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/13 -- In a of The Mercury News, retired Intel Chairman of the Board and CEO highlighted the pack of venture capitalists invited to a invitation only event being held this evening at the law offices of in Palo Alto. The event is co-sponsored by .A self-described "commercializor," Tallwave is disrupting the traditional incubator / accelerator model with a proprietary and unique approach to the commercialization of startups and early-stage vent ...


06.06.2013

Groundbreaking Survey Reveals the Rise of Freedom-Seeking Freelancers and Redefinition of Entrepreneurship

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- ®, the world's largest online workplace, and Millennial Branding, a Gen Y consulting firm, today announced results of a new study, "Millennials and the Future of Work." The survey, conducted by independent research firm Genesis Research Associates, examines perspectives on the future of work from 3,193 freelancers worldwide, including 1,958 Millennials (19 - 30 years old). Findings reveal a desire to follow independent career paths ...


14.05.2013

Tallwave Celebrates High Tide Startup Competition Finalists and Announces Program Expansion to Address Unique Needs of Entrepreneurs

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/13 -- At a VIP event hosted by , and keynoted by , retired chairman and CEO of Intel and Wayne McVicker, author of best-selling book "," celebrated the six finalists of its inaugural "" startup competition, and announced the program's expansion.Arizona's entrepreneurial ecosystem, government officials, the economic development community, and corporate partners gathered at the to celebrate entrepreneurship in Arizona and th ...


03.05.2013

DMi Partners CEO Speaks on Entrepreneurship at the Wharton Small Business Development Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 -- Patrick McKenna, Chief Executive Officer of DMi Partners, a Philadelphia-based, full-service , recently gave a lecture on entrepreneurship at the Wharton Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. McKenna delivered his lesson on April 24 to students enrolled in the WSBDC's "Strategic Business Planning" course alongside the course's instructor Lawrence Gelburd, experienced ...


29.04.2013

Retired Intel Chairman and CEO Craig Barrett and Retired Avnet Chairman and CEO Roy Vallee Join Tallwave Board of Directors

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 -- In a move that punctuates the quality and commitment of its leadership, announced retired Intel Chairman of the Board and CEO and retired Avnet Chairman of the Board and CEO Roy Vallee, were elected to Tallwave's board of directors at their meeting held April 17. Both senior executives previously held positions on Tallwave's advisory board.Launched in 2010, -- a self-described "commercializor" -- is disrupting the traditional in ...


23.04.2013

Representatives of Vector Marketing Canada Honored for Outstanding Entrepreneurship, Achievements in Sales

OAKVILLE, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- , the exclusive Canadian direct seller for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, recently honored its top sales professionals at their annual year end banquets held January 19th, 25th & 26th 2013 in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. This year's banquet drew a gathering of more than 260 sales representatives, managers and parents from throughout Canada to recognize 's finest performers. Cutco Cutlery Corporation, the largest kitchen cutlery manufactur ...


19.03.2013

Vector Marketing Honors Leading Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals With Silver Cups

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Entrepreneurship and sales excellence were all on display recently at the regional year-end awards banquet for one of the nation's leading direct sales companies., the direct sales division for Cutco Corporation, honored its finest sales performers at this gala event attended by more than 500 managers, sales representatives, and parents. Cutco, the largest kitchen cutlery manufacturer in North America, sells its products primarily through a nation ...


12.03.2013

Six Star Entrepreneurs Selected as Finalists for Tallwave "High Tide" Startup Competition; Receive Cash Grants and Scholarship to Accelerator

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- Immediately following a celebration of its 20 inaugural "" startup competition semi-finalists, () formally announced the six entrepreneurs selected to advance as finalists. A standing-room-only event was hosted last evening at , a creator of award-winning interiors with modular architectural solutions for industries including corporate, government, education and healthcare.Each High Tide finalist is set to receive a cash grant of $15,000 for ...


07.03.2013

Vector Marketing Corporation's Midwest Region Honors Outstanding Achievements in Sales

NORTHVILLE, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 -- Entrepreneurship and sales excellence were in the air at Corporation's recent Midwest Region annual year end banquet, held January 25 - 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. This year's banquet drew more than four hundred sales representatives, managers and parents to honor those individuals within the region who achieved outstanding levels of sales excellent in 2012. is the single-level direct sales division of Cutco Cutlery Corporation. Cutco ...


05.03.2013

University of Louisville Recognized as Entrepreneurial Champion for Third Consecutive Year at University of Cincinnati Spirit of Enterprise Competition Hosted by Cincom

CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- Four medical diagnostic entrepreneurs from the University of Louisville were awarded $10,000 by Cincom (), for their non-invasive screening tool that captures volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a patient's breath to accurately detect lung cancer. This marks the University of Louisville's third succeeding year as champion at the University of Cincinnati's Graduate Business Plan Competition hosted by ()."It is my pleasure to ...


28.02.2013

Endeavor -- a High-Impact Entrepreneurship Organization -- Streamlines, Grows, and Measures Outcomes With Help From Sage 100 Fund Accounting

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Sage North America today announced that , a nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, uses to streamline operations and increase efficiency.Endeavor leads the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world. Since its founding in 1997, the organization has grown from 12 to over 250 employees, expanded to multiple companies in 17 different countries, and tripled its budget. It used QuickBooks® during th ...


13.02.2013

Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo! and PwC to Be Honored at BUILD's 3rd Annual Gala

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and PwC US, one of the world's largest providers of assurance, tax and business advisory services, will be honored for both individual and corporate commitment to education excellence by BUILD, a Redwood City-based, national non-profit with a mission to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disadvantaged and disengaged students through high school to college and career success.Marissa Mayer will be the third ...


07.02.2013

1776 Launches in Washington, DC to Convene, Connect and Accelerate Startups in the Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- Washington, D.C.'s startup community will have a new epicenter with the launch of 1776, a major initiative focused on helping entrepreneurs seeking to solve the country's biggest problems. Located just blocks from the White House, will be a comprehensive initiative to convene and accelerate startups from around the world by connecting them to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that make Washington, DC unique.1776 is ...


30.01.2013

Tallwave Completes Selection of Entrepreneur Semi-Finalists for First "High Tide" Startup Competition

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- In a move designed to help companies launch successfully, take products to market faster and take advantage of market opportunities with less risk, today announced the remaining eight semi-finalists for its first biannual "" startup competition. Adding to the previously announced 12 companies, Tallwave completed its roster of 20 High Tide semi-finalists and has begun preparation for the selection of the six finalists."The enthusiasm and ...


30.01.2013

$10,000 Internet Marketing Contest Now Open!

If you ever thought you would like to make tons of cold, hard cash from the Internet, prosperity income adviser Michael Baptiste has an Internet marketing contest that will give a huge lift to one lucky winner's bank balance. Running a money-generating profit center on the Internet might seem like it is beyond your abilities now, but the winner of this contest will find that with the secrets revealed, the doors will open to a lifetime of savvy Internet marketing that will generate profits ...


24.01.2013

Tallwave Executive Vice President of Venture Services, Robert Wallace, Named President-Elect of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE(R)) Arizona Chapter

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- , executive vice president of Venture Services at , a premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm, was named president-elect of the The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE®) - , effective January 1, 2013 for a six month term. Wallace steps into the role after over five years of deep involvement with the group, including a stint serving as executive director from 2008 - 2009.As Wallace prepares to lead TiE Arizona's mission of promoting and ...


22.01.2013

The Ci&T Entrepreneurship Program Celebrates One Year of Helping Turn Employee-Created Ventures Into Real Business Opportunities

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- , a Nearshore provider of value-driven web and and software product engineering, announced that is has completed the first full year of its Entrepreneurship Program, an initiative created to help employees turn their creative ideas into real business opportunities. In just one year, the program has launched three projects: , and .The cornerstone of the Entrepreneurship Program is to support Ci&T's employees in their own, personal tec ...


10.12.2012

Maestro Market Launches Online Platform to Connect People With Their Ideal Experts and Heroes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- , a unique and first of its kind platform that connects people with their ideal experts, or even heroes, today announced its official launch. The new platform facilitates a variety of engagements (e.g., in person, using Skype, via telephone, etc.) between talented experts and anyone interested in learning a skill, solving a problem, getting inspired, gifting an experience or indulging a desire. The experts span numerous categorie ...


10.12.2012

Canadian Youth Business Foundation and Trico Charitable Foundation Partner to Champion Social Purpose Business in Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release.The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and Trico Charitable Foundation have joined forces to educate, support and inspire young entrepreneurs, ages 18-39, to launch businesses that are both profitable and socially-minded. The ongoing partnership between CYBF and Trico Charitable Foundation, now in its second year, demonstrates a shared commitment to propel social ...


27.11.2012

SURGE Accelerator's Energy Software Startups Raise Over $6MM

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- announced more than half of the that completed the first program have received subsequent funding. In total, SURGE companies have raised more than $6 million. Investors include venture capital firms, angels, and the venture arms of corporations. SURGE is a that invests in early stage energy software companies accepted into a three-month training program focused on market validation, customer acquisition, and capital fundraising.Accelerator analysts ...


19.11.2012

First Woman Wins the Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur Award

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/17/12 -- The (GSEA), a global competition of students running revenue-generating businesses while carrying full college course loads, today announced the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner. Chelsea Sloan, University of Utah student and founder of , a teen/young adult fashion exchange franchise, is the competition's first female winner, and will receive $150,000 in cash and in-kind business services from the Entrepreneurs' Organiza ...


17.11.2012

The Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Student Entrepreneur Awards 2012 Global Finals

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- The , the premier global competition for students who have founded and operate businesses while attending college or university, today announces the . More than 1600 student business owners from 30 countries around the world applied for the Entrepreneurs' Organization's GSEA hoping to attend the Global Finals, which is hosted for the second year at the New York Stock Exchange, from November 14 - 16. The top students from around the world ar ...


14.11.2012

Tallwave Continues to Build World-Class Advisory Board With Addition of Retired Intel Chairman and CEO Craig Barrett

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/12 -- Retired Intel Chairman of the Board and CEO, , has joined the as a senior advisor. Dr. Barrett's global experience and leadership running one of the most innovative companies in the world bring tremendous capabilities to , a premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm.The news comes on the heels of the that Roy Vallee, Executive Chairman of the Board and retired CEO also joined Tallwave's Advisory Board.A leading advocate ...


30.10.2012

Tallwave Supports Arizona Entrepreneurs

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/12 -- , a premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm, rallies around Arizona's entrepreneurial community. Tallwave's participation in local events aims to help startup teams validate, commercialize, and scale their businesses.Tallwave will have a presence at the following events during October and November:October 23, 2012: Tallwave supports the event through two of its portfolio companies: Featured Entrepreneurial Speaker Mike ...


17.10.2012

Reboot America Announces Inaugural Summit and Pitch Event for Startups and Ideas Addressing the Nation's Biggest Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/12 -- Reboot Americaa national movement focusing America's leading corporations and emerging startups on innovative solutions to our country's greatest challenges, today announced open registration for its Reboot America Summit, November 8-9, 2012 and a call for applications for its startup and ideas showcase during the event.Reboot America, created by Startup DC in partnership with the Startup America Partnership and The NYSE Big StartUp, is an ...


02.10.2012

New Animated Kauffman Sketchbook Video Illustrates How America Can Achieve Better Capitalism

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- Where some people see problems, entrepreneurs see opportunities. The optimistic natures of people who start innovative companies -- backed by a few policy reforms -- are the keys to building a stronger U.S. economy. That's the premise of Better Capitalism, a new book being illustrated in the latest Kauffman Foundation released today.The sketchbook explains the book's focus on the importance of new firms and high-growth companies to the U ...


25.09.2012

Tallwave Launches Interactive Business Acceleration and Lean Validation Course for Startups

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 09/24/12 -- Tallwave, a premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm, announced the launch of "Tallwave Labs," a 12-week lean business and design validation course dedicated to accelerating early-stage ventures. Tallwave Labs provides entrepreneurs with hands-on education, prototyping and validation courses to develop and launch the next generation of rapid-growth technology companies in Arizona.Tallwave Labs was created for entrepreneur ...


24.09.2012

Tallwave Supports Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Across the Southwest

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 09/13/12 -- Tallwave, a premier lean business accelerator and venture management firm, is expanding its participation in key entrepreneurial events in the region. In addition to Tallwave's recent , the company plans on traveling across the Southwest to help startup executive teams validate, commercialize, and scale their businesses.Tallwave will have a presence at these additional events during September and October:Tallwave is sponsoring the inaugural , wher ...


13.09.2012

Tallwave Invited to Join Business and University Leadership to Work With GPEC Innovation Council to Drive Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Greater Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/28/12 -- , a premier economic development organization in Greater Phoenix, launched the in 2011 to support and develop the region's growing innovation ecosystem. , a lean business accelerator and venture management firm, joins more than in the Innovation Council to improve the region's expanding innovation ecosystem, to bring new companies to market and diversify the Greater Phoenix economy.The Innovation Council was formed to help improve the devel ...


28.08.2012

Announcing Upstart -- a New Approach to Funding and Mentorship

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/08/12 -- Upstart, a company formed by a team of ex-Googlers, today announced a limited pilot of its new crowdfunding platform. Upstart brings a new twist to crowdfunding by allowing college grads and would-be entrepreneurs in virtually any field to raise capital in exchange for a small share of their income over a 10 year period. The company was founded by , former president of Google Enterprise, who led Google's cloud apps business for 8 years.Since its ...


08.08.2012

Center for Productive Longevity Organizing Events to Stimulate Entrepreneurship Among Baby Boomers

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/11/12 -- The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is organizing three more meetings this fall in the "" series. The meetings are designed to contribute to a national momentum for new-business creation, which enables Baby Boomers to remain productively engaged and also facilitates national economic growth.The events will be ...


11.07.2012

New: Siemens Stiftung Newsletter with information about current projects

The first issue will cover many key topics, including the following: - The Siemens Stiftung launched the "empowering people. Award" at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro as part of its international technologies for basic needs initiative. Technical products or solutions that help combat existential problems in basic supply can be submitted to the award jury until Monday, December 31, 2012. A grand total of EUR 200,000 in awards will be granted ...


10.07.2012

100 Boston-Area High School Students to Compete for VC Funding to Launch Business at Inaugural Youth Business Plan Competition

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/01/12 --BUILD-Greater Boston hosts its inaugural Youth Business Plan Competition where 100 students will present their innovative business ideas and prototypes to a panel of judges. Winners receive start-up funds to launch their business. The BPC celebrates students' creativity and energy, on a day of competition where one team will emerge victorious, and everybody wins. runs the largest youth business incubator in the country, and uses entrepreneurship to ...


01.06.2012

Curata CEO Pawan Deshpande to Lead Session on New England's New Breed of Entrepreneurs

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 -- Following a period of rapid growth that included doubling both revenue and customers, online content marketing technology company (formerly HiveFire, Inc.) today announced that CEO Pawan Deshpande will share his entrepreneurial expertise as the moderator of a panel at TiECON East, the leading entrepreneur-focused conference on the east coast. The event, which is taking place May 31 through June 1, 2012 in Waltham, Mass., attracts important thought ...


29.05.2012

Slump in Initial Public Offerings Bodes Poorly for U.S. Employment, Economic Growth, According to Kauffman Report

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/21/12 -- While Initial Public Offerings like Facebook's make front page news, life after an IPO and its impact on the broader economy have not been looked at in-depth. A new Kauffman Foundation report released today examines the little-studied employment and revenue growth performance of all domestic operating companies that have made IPOs over the past 15 years and offers insights for policymakers.According to the report titled "," () the v ...


21.05.2012

Opportunity International to Expand Access to Financial Services in Tanzania

OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Opportunity International announced it received a $250,000 grant from Monsanto Company, an agricultural company committed to improving farm productivity and crop quality, to expand access to affordable financial services in Tanzania that will enable emerging entrepreneurs to generate more income for their families, and contribute to the economic development of their communities."Opportunity International is grateful to Monsanto Company for suppo ...


16.05.2012

Challenges With Customer Payments Growing Concern for Young Firms, Kauffman Foundation Study Shows

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- While slow or lost sales have been at the top of young companies' list of challenges for the past few years, its impact is declining: fewer respondents to a Kauffman survey of young firms cited sales as their primary business challenge in 2010 (44 percent) than in 2008 (53 percent). On the other hand, entrepreneurs who said their biggest challenge was customers paying late or not making payments jumped from 2 percent in 2008 to 24 percent in ...


09.05.2012

Kauffman Foundation Podcast and Video: From Apple and Genentech to Adobe and More, Pioneering Investment Banker Bill Hambrecht Discusses Lessons From Underwriting America's Seminal Startups

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Before the advent of the Internet, pioneering investment banker Bill Hambrecht was a leading force in the technology revolution. In a and video released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Hambrecht discusses his life and insights with Kauffman Chief Investment Officer Harold Bradley."It's been a wonderful experience," Hambrecht says of his more than half-century experience working with seminal companies at their early st ...


03.05.2012

Number of New Firms Continues to Slide, According to New Census Bureau Data in Kauffman Report

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Building on a long-term trend, the nation's business startup rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in 2010, marking the lowest point on record for new firm births. New firms as a percentage of all firms continued a steady downward trend in 2010 -- going from a high of 13 percent (as a percentage of all firms) in the 1980s to just under 11 percent in 2006 before making a steep decline to the 8 percent in 2010 -- the most current year of ...


02.05.2012

Baby Boomers Are Fastest Growing Segment in Entrepreneurial Wave

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- The (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and the opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, today announced the results of the first in a series of four meetings, During a time of high unemployment and low economic growth, CPL initiated the 2012 series to stimulate the interest of Baby Boomers in new-business creation.The first event was held at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, MO, a focal po ...


26.04.2012

Canadian Entrepreneurial Guru James Timothy White Launches Entrepreneur News Site

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/04/12 -- Summary: The world's youngest CEO to have a company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange has launched online news site where he aims to provide news and tips on entrepreneurship, business strategy and financial related matters and more.From making his first million at sixteen to being the youngest person ever to be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, James Timothy White () is one of the world's youngest successful entrepreneurs, bu ...


04.04.2012

BUILD Honors Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman at Sold-Out Gala; Jack Dorsey Presents Award

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- On March 23, BUILD, the Silicon Valley-based nonprofit that uses to engage high school students at risk of dropping out, hosted its second annual gala and after-party at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. LinkedIn co-founder was awarded BUILD's Pitch Prize by last year's recipient, , Executive Chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square.BUILD is a national nonprofit that works in partnership with high schools and businesse ...


27.03.2012



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