The author is chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Entrepreneurship is that rare thing: political catnip, box office, classroom hit and economic imperative. So it ought to be possible to answer the simplest question of all: does such education work? Nobody knows.
Entrepreneurship can be hard to quantify. Quantifying the entrepreneurial energy of a community is particularly challenging. While booming communities will claim that they have waves of creative talent with inspiring business ideas ready to lift off, others fret about the lack of such talent, both those that start businesses and those with technical ability to work at them. When these companies innovate and challenge incumbent businesses, a more dynamic economy emerges that allocates resources more efficiently. A dynamic economy, with a higher rate of new firm entry than the 8% we currently see, creates more jobs, infuses markets with competition, and benefits society through a higher standard of living.
One group that has been shown to possess such entrepreneurial energy is immigrants. Throughout American business history, immigrant entrepreneurs have started businesses that have grown to become giants in their field and proven to be a competitive advantage in global competition.
The latest figures from the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity confirm that immigrants continue to be among the most entrepreneurially inclined individuals
Must read. Steve Blank is at it again. Always valuable. https://t.co/RiIc6gxeI8— Mark Suster (@msuster) June 26, 2015
Alberto Benbunan´s blog in English, May 15, 2015: Prophecies about Technology and Advertising
A couple of days ago I was lucky to participate in the Tech Marketing Show, sitting in a group of 5 spanish prophets together with Aquilino Peña, Rodolfo Carpintier, Cristina del Rey and Monica Deza...
Foster and his collaborators gathered data on more than 158,000 startups worldwide, tracking each company for five years. What they found is that ...
Spearheading Japan's renewables revolution: http://t.co/wNkTP67PrL— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) June 16, 2015
"We want to help shape the future of the energy industry in Japan, to change the world through renewable energy."http://t.co/loQ2wTBUie— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) June 16, 2015
Japan's renewable energy sector has grown hugely in recent years - and alumnus Ken Isono is leading the field: http://t.co/4jVKqNxFbl— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) June 15, 2015
The business has come a long way in just four years. Isono was on the shortlist for both the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Japan and EY job creation award, and runs one of the fastest growing companies in his sector.
By 2017 he plans on having developed 1,000 MW of renewable energy power plants. The firm is expanding as well, both into new energy sources, such as wind, hydro energy and biomass, and internationally.
Our offices are located in central London, with easy access to both the local start-up scene and some of Europe’s most vibrant financial players in the City.
Launch day is here! http://t.co/aZmdUTGPAx— Tina Seelig (@tseelig) May 26, 2015
Here is the correct link to a sample chapter from INSIGHT OUT, which will be released tomorrow! http://t.co/wE2w8tnLPv— Tina Seelig (@tseelig) May 25, 2015
Financial system that is more diverse, will be a financial system that is more stable.See my remarks today@LendItConf http://t.co/hT10VD76Oi— Lawrence H. Summers (@LHSummers) April 16, 2015
Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
Innovation, Knowledge Management, Management Learning, Non-linear dynamic (complex) behaviour in management, Pedagogical approaches, Workplace Learning, Personal Development
www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/Women_in_the_Muslim_world_taking_the_fast_track_to_change March 2015 | by Saadia Zahidi
Chapter 1 by Wm. Blake Winchell, an adjunct professor at IE Business School
Biotechnology Venture Capital Investments is an authoritative, insiders perspective on the ins and outs of biotechnology venture capital and the unique factors surrounding venture capital in this ever-evolving industry. Featuring managing directors and partners representing some of the nations top VC firms, this book provides tactical advice for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs on structuring investments and negotiating deal terms. These industry experts offer proven strategies for establishing valuations, putting together a management team, evaluating risk, and overcoming many of the challenges involved specifically within the biotech industry. From examining term sheets to working with founders, these experts articulate methods for approaching deals strategically and funding appropriately based on key milestones. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great minds powering the biotech venture world, as experts offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this fascinating industry where science, investing, and deal-making intersect...
Chapters Include: 1. Wm. Blake Winchell, Managing General Partner, Fremont Ventures - "Building Businesses With Venture Capital" 2. ...
Wm. Blake Winchell is a member of the World President’s Organization (www.wpo.org) and is an adjunct professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, one Europe's leading business schools, where he teaches highly rated courses on Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Acquisition (Search Funds). He is also on the IE Business School International Advisory Board.
Blake received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and he is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College with high honors in English and Economics; he was a Rufus Choate Scholar and received the Henley Economics Award.
All VC101 episodes chronologically mashed up into a full length movie. Follow the antics of Dick Hubris et al http://t.co/epfUlSOwXW— W. Blake Winchell (@blakewinchell) 7 Septembre 2013
It's a bit late but:
J. David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.
Companies' decisions should reflect environmental, social & economic costs of climate change. -Quebec Premier http://t.co/qAOk7FSnAs— World Bank Climate (@wbclimatechange) February 12, 2015
US faces worst droughts in a 1,000 years, predict scientists http://t.co/W0PouFlxRG— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) February 12, 2015
Climate engineering: it could be a money-making opportunity for business http://t.co/lf0YqFQvjm— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) February 11, 2015
Secretary of Commerce at U.S. Department of Commerce
Feb 11, 2015
Today at the 2015 Kauffman Foundation’s State of the Entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. I spoke about six new ways the Commerce Department is supporting American entrepreneurs
To bring the best ideas to the table at the Commerce Department, we re-established the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where top academics, business and non-profit leaders offer advice on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry-driven skills training
(Beijing, Jan 23, 2015) - Five Chinese companies with innovative technologies were today announced as the winners of WWF-China’s third annual Climate Solver Award.
If these five technologies reach their expected market share, more than 0.118 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents will be reduced every year.
The objective of the Climate Solvers programme, started by WWF-Sweden in 2008, is to strengthen innovation ecosystems around climate entrepreneurs’ so as to increase their capacity for widespread use of low carbon technologies in society.
Unity Girl Dolls: auldontoyworld.com/unity_dolls
Apart from Nigeria, Auldon’s toys are now sought after in countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and some parts of Europe. Last year, Auldon launched the Unity Girl Dolls, a set of multi-cultural dolls clad in the traditional attires of Nigeria’s major ethnic groups. It has been a runaway success and a tremendous hit among Nigerian parents and their daughters.
Besides his mother tongue, Spanish, he is fluent in English, German and French and follows the development of Internet in those countries that speak these languages.
Tapa blanda: 208 páginas
Editor: Gestión 2000; Edición: 1 (14 de febrero de 2013)
Following the billionaire investor’s announcement at the Tony Elumelu Foundation headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 1st of his pledge of $100 million towards creating 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years; the annual program, the first ambitious undertaking of its kind, was opened for business ideas submissions and entries from applicants across Africa via its online application portal, TEEP.
about four hours ago
We’re excited to launch Female Founder Stories, a collection of interviews with 40 of Y Combinator’s female alumnae. We asked them about things like how they got started, their experience at Y Combinator, their experience as female founders, and what they wish they'd known when they were younger. As you'll see, their answers are fascinating, both individually and in their variety.
This is the biggest collection of interviews with female startup founders I've seen in one place, and as a result we have an unprecedented opportunity to notice patterns in their experiences (and just as interesting, where there aren't patterns).
One of the most consistent patterns is how many founders wished they'd learned to program when they were younger...
The percentage of startups we accepted with female founders was identical to the percentage who applied. (And this happened organically; we didn't check the numbers until after.) Which implies the percentage of female founders we fund will increase in proportion to the percentage of female applicants...
What We Learned From 40 Female YC Founders http://t.co/rPuzwh5yeE— Hacker News (@newsycombinator) November 24, 2014
This CEO is out for blood, Fortune, June 2014
Elizabeth Holmes founded her revolutionary blood diagnostics company, Theranos, when she was 19. It’s now worth more than $9 billion, and poised to change health care.
In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, plopped herself down in the office of her chemical engineering professor, Channing Robertson, and said, “Let’s start a company.”
Holmes was admitted by early decision to Stanford. As she headed off to college, her father gave her a copy of Meditations, by the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius. “I wanted it to reinforce the message of a purposeful life,” her father explained to me. “I think it really affected her.”
May 2014: In a rare move, a group of young public servants and diplomats based in the European Union's headquarters in Brussels has launched a passionate plea for a more constructive and far-reaching debate about the fate of Europe. Members of the group, called Euro2030, want to remain anonymous to avoid embarrassing the institutions its members work for. But with under two weeks to go before European elections, this new generation of officials at the very heart of the EU has become frustrated both by the tone of the current debate on Europe and by the failures of the EU itself...
Four livestreams: highway.slush.org
Dr. Lauri Järvilehto Author and researcher, Philosophy Academy, Helsinki, Finland, will be at www.Slush.org
This philosopher and author is going to tell about his research on fun learning and how he is building a fun learning research center in Finland.
IE Venture Day (last week) judges (two of them) will be at Slush
The first, of course, is assets under management. Partech has already announced the intention to raise a large fund for 2015 – what hasn’t been announced is that the fund size will be at least €300 Million. Next to Index Ventures’ €400 Million fund, this begins to look pretty good. Add on Partech’s current €130M fund and the other fund that they are raising – Partech Entrepreneur II, a follow-up to the 30 Million seed fund they raised last year, and you’ve got the right amount of ammo. Given that the aforementioned Tier One European VCs all now have boots on the ground in Paris, this looks like the right place to be.
Partech Ventures : reconnu 7ème meilleur fonds de capital-risque au monde, premier non-américain #congrats— Marc Simoncini (@marcsimoncini) September 30, 2014