DETROIT (AP) — Entrepreneurship and technology are the focus of the fourth annual Techstars Startup Week in Detroit.
Organizers say the five-day free event starts Monday and brings together...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, from the...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Kihirha Coleman is grateful for what her family has given her: support, love, attention.
But she also knows her family, like many in Camden, probably won't be able to...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Every business starts as an idea.
Sometimes they grow from small seeds, others materialize in a flash, but they all had to start somewhere.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Can CEOs be born in a basement?
Groups in the Columbus-Phenix City area that are dedicated to help small businesses thrive are banking on it. And so is Columbus State...
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has developed a website to provide information about global menstrual health.
The site, which debuted Tuesday, provides educators, entrepreneurs and...
Effort boosts hands-on learning for future entrepreneurs
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A new effort at a history attraction in suburban Detroit is designed to help offer hands-on learning opportunities to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Dartmouth starts $200 million construction project
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Construction is getting underway on a $200 million project to integrate engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College.
Entrepreneurs flock to University of Oklahoma expo
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The OU Tom Love Innovation Hub turned into a trade show floor recently, as the inaugural Entrepreneurship Expo brought out investors, onlookers and plenty of ideas.
Some came with established ideas, such as Real Kitchen Salsa, the Loveworks, Inc. facilitated company run by middle schoolers. OU alumni living nearby brought their ideas and innovations to share.
Purdue, Notre Dame startups to face off in pitch competition
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of startups from Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are expected to participate in a business pitch competition.
The public event will be held Thursday in the Purdue Railyard co-working space in the Kurz Purdue Technology Center in West Lafayette.
Four startups from each school will take part in the competition sponsored by venture capital firm BlueSky Capital and conducted in partnership with the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.
Hassan to host forum for entrepreneurs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Entrepreneurs looking for help turning innovative ideas into thriving businesses can attend a forum in Manchester this month.
U.S. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is hosting the Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum on Nov. 13 at Manchester Community College. The event will include workshops on topics such as funding, creating a business plan, managing social media as a start-up and women business ownership.
Minot State University offers new entrepreneurship path
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot State University is offering a new Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship this fall.
Students in the new entrepreneurship program are required to take the university's fundamental business courses, in addition to 30 credit hours focused on entrepreneurship, the Minot Daily News reported. Minot State is also offering a certificate in entrepreneurship.
WVU official to lead entrepreneurship efforts
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University official who has offered guidance to students looking to start their own businesses has been hired for an administrative job on campus that focuses on entrepreneurship.
WVU Provost Joyce McConnell says Carrie White, the former director of the WVU LaunchLab, has been named assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation at the university. White fills the open position following a national search.
Entrepreneurship is in Steve Aoki’s blood
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian startup company touted as a model for Gaza entrepreneurship is struggling to recover after its office was badly damaged last weekend in an Israeli airstrike.
The office of Haweya for Information Technology was among dozens of buildings damaged on Saturday in a flare up violence between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a foundation has made a $17 million commitment to the university's business college to set up an entrepreneurship center.
Ohio State says the Keenan Family Foundation made the commitment for the Tim and Kathleen Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship. The center will focus on cultivating students' entrepreneurial skills and creating an enriched extracurricular experience around entrepreneurship.
UNO gets $1.8M grant to study black entrepreneurship
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to study entrepreneurship patterns in urban communities.
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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — An entrepreneurship center at the University of New Hampshire has received a $360,000 donation from a charitable foundation to expand several programs.
The Patten Family Foundation also helped fund two pilot programs when the "ECenter" first opened in 2015. The foundation's founder Harry Patten, a UNH graduate, says that he has met many students who never dreamed they could launch their ideas into reality until they were helped by the center.
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska high school will soon welcome a new coffee shop on campus, created and run by students.
Gering grad returns to talk entrepreneurship, share expertise as TCD unveils remodeled eCenter
SCOTTSBLUFF — Fort Collins inventor and entrepreneur Steve Schmutzer, a 1981 Gering High School graduate, was back in the area Wednesday to share his expertise as Twin Cities Development (TCD) opened its new eCenter.
Keith Ellis, TCD community and economic development director, said the newly remodeled eCenter is place where new entrepreneurs can do business instead of their garage. Business services are also available through the eCenter.
Case Western Reserve University teams sweep 12th annual LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards
Case Western Reserve University teams sweep 12th annual LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards
AKRON, Ohio – Two student-led teams from Case Western Reserve University topped the 12th annual LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards on April 16 at Well Community Development Corporation (CDC).
LOWELL -- Middlesex Community College recently was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Everyday Entrepreneurs Venture Fund (EEVF) to help support student entrepreneurs.
The money will help students start or expand a small business, which includes a year of business mentoring.
This is the first venture-fund grant in the state that will be solely used for launching small, community-based entrepreneurs. Current students and qualified alumni will be able to take advantage of the grant.
Indiana launches investment fund to help entrepreneurs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana investment fund aims to support entrepreneurship, launch careers and help the next generation of commerce.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A nearly $454,000 federal grant will go to help a University of Nebraska-Lincoln project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities.
The project partners high school students with rural business owners and will be led by Surin Kim, assistant professor in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and a Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship specialist.
Former Gering man, designer of walker-IV combo, to speak to entrepreneurs as TCD unveils remodeled e-center
SCOTTSBLUFF — Twin Cities Development is planning a busy day for April 25 when its redesigned entrepreneurial eCenter hosts an open house.
Keith Ellis, TCD community and economic development director, said the eCenter is moving to a different part of the building, one more suitable for creative business thinking and space for innovative business planning.
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Rome-Floyd Chamber officials believe the community finds itself uniquely located at the junction where innovation and inspiration come together. Hence Confluence seemed to be the perfect name for a conference seeking to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship that is focused on ideas and developments in cutting-edge technology.
Around the same time as he graduated high school last year, Greenwich native Marc Baghadijan sold his first business.
Tenzing Coburn hopes to start a business that makes it easier for adventure travelers to get ready for their outdoor trips.
To prep for that the 21-year-old college student has enrolled in the spring semester of the Start Up Intensive, offered by Central Wyoming College, and Silicon Couloir, a nonprofit that promotes entrepreneurship.
He is one of more than a dozen students who on April 10 will begin the 10-week entrepreneurship course often described as a “mini-MBA” program.
UW-Madison professor receives $425,000 grant to study entrepreneurship on campus
What does a community need to foster the type of entrepreneurial environment that will bring jobs and wealth into the region?
That’s what a new study will explore, and UW-Madison will be part of it.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is kicking off a series of research projects, called “Uncommon Methods and Metrics,” aimed at measuring paths to success and creating a data-driven, nationwide model for entrepreneurship.
Higher Education Notes: Lineup set for Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference
Numerous speakers, a startup career fair and mentoring are lined up for April 6-7 for the Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference at Metro Community College’s Fort Omaha campus.
The event is organized by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising. It attracts college students and young professionals from around the region.
KANKAKEE — Kankakee High School is inspiring the next wave of entrepreneurs by giving students a firsthand experience with starting businesses through its INCubator program.
The school introduced INCubator this year by choosing 40 students from different backgrounds. Those students have broken into groups to create products that resolve problems from “lame” lanyards to sweat-soaked shoes.
Local business owners have partnered with the class to mentor groups. Some also teach parts of the course.
Lupo Passero looked around the room and noticed something that struck her as unusual.
The owner of Twin Star Community Apothecary on Bank Street in New Milford was attending an informal meeting of Bank Street Investments tenants last year to discuss ways to collaborate and promote their businesses at the Village Fair Days event on the green.
“About 80 percent of the people in the room were women,” she said. “That was a big ‘a-ha’ moment for me. I thought, we should be celebrating this.”
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana has gotten a more than $1.2 million boost from two local foundations for a major capital campaign.
The nonprofit organization's officials Monday announced a 250,000 pledge from the Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation. Both foundations are headquartered in Fort Wayne.
Junior Achievement provides business and economic information and tries to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in children and teens.
‘Shark Tank’-like program at Thomas Jefferson HS builds entrepreneurial skills
In Barrington, Ill., Julie Thornton heard from neighbors and friends about the great things high school students were doing in their entrepreneurship class.
They started businesses and participated in a "Shark Tank"-like forum, where community members stepped up and offered financial backing.
There was a buzz in the neighborhood, and it became a community affair.
"I was blown away by the kids," said Thornton, of Jefferson Hills. "It was a way to really see kids succeed and shine."
Chicago firm to oversee new Indiana venture funding push
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Chicago-based firm is preparing to take the reins of a new Indiana-backed venture fund and begin investing up to $250 million this spring.
SiMT holds Entrepreneurship Day to help small-business owners
FLORENCE, S.C. — SiMT Entrepreneurship Day featured an array of speakers and information about business development practices for small-business owners at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology on Tuesday.
Ashley Deaza, director of the Gould Business Incubator at the SiMT, said the Entrepreneurship Day was started in 2017 with the hopes of helping small-business owners get questions answered and learning tools to help them kick start their work.
John Carroll University to join college entrepreneurship network
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio - John Carroll University has received a $221,500 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to join an entrepreneurship network.
The university will collaborate with NEOLaunchNet schools to provide entrepreneurship experiences for students as they experiment with startup ideas, the foundation said.
Business students learn value in making a difference
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — The bottom line for any business is making a profit, but Lenoir-Rhyne University students in Ralph Griffith's entrepreneurship capstone class this semester are learning profit can be defined any many different ways.
His students have reached out to Unique World Gifts in Hickory to work as consultants to find ways they might be able to help the nonprofit grow.
Real estate, entrepreneurship classes offered through Umpqua Small Business Development Center
The Umpqua Small Business Development Center is offering a variety of classes this spring, including real estate broker’s pre-license training and first steps to starting a business.
Sam Gross, owner of Loggers Pizza and Tap House, is instructing the latter of the two courses several times this season, including 1 p.m. March 27 at the Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room, 522 SE Washington Ave., Roseburg.
FLORENCE, S.C. – SiMT Entrepreneurship Day 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology Center on the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus.
A new entrepreneurship education program called Libraries as Launchpads is coming to Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Public Library and the New Mexico State Library, in partnership with Creative Startups, Fab Lab Hub and the New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center, is offering the program, which is geared toward early stage businesses.
Downtown Cleveland’s historic Caxton Building is ‘bohemian’ anchor for entrepreneurship (photos)
Downtown Cleveland's historic Caxton Building is 'bohemian' anchor for entrepreneurship (photos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The corporate titans who formed the Caxton Building Co. and paid just over $85,000 in 1897 for land on Huron Road in downtown Cleveland wouldn't recognize much of the surrounding neighborhood today.
American Dreamers: Why immigrants start so many businesses
WASHINGTON (AP) — From AT&T's Alexander Graham Bell to Google's Sergey Brin, immigrants have long been more likely than native-born Americans to realize the dream of owning their own company.
"Immigrants are about twice as likely as natives to start new businesses," says Arnobio Morelix, an analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship.
Nebraska female inmates enroll in entrepreneurship program
YORK, Neb. (AP) — Entrepreneurship development for prison inmates? Really? Yes, really.
Defy Ventures is offering its entrepreneurship, employment and character development training program at Nebraska Correctional Center for Women for the first time.
American Outlaws founder Korey Donahoo meeting with local entrepreneurs to discuss business trategy
SCOTTSBLUFF — Entrepreneurs help drive new ideas. One Nebraska entrepreneur is visiting Scottsbluff to discuss his initiative and how it could spur others to take the next step with their ideas.
Korey Donahoo will be visiting the Scottsbluff Business Masterminds on Thursday, Feb. 22 as part of National Entrepreneurship Week. Donahoo founded the American Outlaws in 2007, a groups with more than 30,000 members who support our national soccer teams.
Girl Scouts Learn Entrepreneurship Skills From Selling Iconic Treats
CLARKS GREEN — Believe it or not, those limited-release, delectably crunchy Thin Mints on a table outside of Sam’s Club won’t sell themselves.
“You have to shout out that you have cookies … not just stand there,” said Julia Schuster, 9, a Girl Scout and student at Clarks Summit Elementary. “Because then people probably won’t know what it is and walk right past it.”
Michigan museum to host global gathering of youth inventors
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in suburban Detroit has been selected to host a gathering of youth inventors from around the world.
The STEMIE Coalition's annual National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo takes place June 1 at the museum in Dearborn. Hundreds of inventors are expected.