MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Memphis and two organizations that encourage entrepreneurship in Tennessee have received a total of $4.2 million in grants from the U.S.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is backing a bid to boost entrepreneurship and improve access to funding for small business and startup accelerators in two of its largest cities.
Shaquille O’Neal, Tyra Banks and Kevin Hart are among the celebrities taking part in a live-streamed special intended to boost Black-owned businesses.
MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission is granting more than $46 million for 57 economic projects in 10 states to promote workforce training and entrepreneurship and improve broadband.
Officials say Yum Brands has partnered with the University of Louisville to launch a business program that will focus on franchise opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Shark Tank” veteran Daymond John will host a live-streamed special aimed at bolstering Black entrepreneurship, with Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Union and Jamie Foxx set to participate.
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 likes of Issa Rae, Viola Davis and producer Cathy Schulman, Amy Poehler put her own unconventional spin on
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.
For Karli Stone, baking started as a hobby, turned into a passion and is now her career.

Stone recently purchased Smallcakes bakery in North Augusta, thanks to a professor and business plan she made in grad school, plus a whole lot of love for baking.
Who launches businesses in this tech-obsessed society with products intended to entertain that don’t require a watt of electricity or a blip of Wi-Fi?
Three young, area companies and one successful founder are slated to be honored Friday at the fourth annual RAVE event in Rochester.
Rochester’s aspiring entrepreneurs have a lot to talk about next week.

Monday morning kicks off the annual series of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Years ago, Laura Dunham launched a theater company in her hometown of Richmond, Va. She was initially motivated by an interest in acting and drama, but then something changed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has created a program for veterans, aimed at helping them start their own businesses.
DURHAM, N.C. : Transforming 1 million square feet of crumbling brick buildings into :in-demand office, residential and retail space is one thing.
As I shared last week, I will dedicate a few of these weekly columns to topics for those who are starting a new business.
Comcast NBCUniversal has announced LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs, a multi-city program that will focus on assisting startups with new innovations in media, entertainment and connectivity.
Student entrepreneurs at Georgia Southern University brought their business ideas to life during the Business Innovation Group’s fourth annual 3-Day Startup program, held last month.The 3-Day Startup is a world-renowned program that creates a living entrepreneurship laboratory that brings together i
HANAPEPE — Abigail Santos says she attributes 40 years of business success to her husband, her team of employees and her community on Kauai.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Comcast’s David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, welcomed more than 1,200 attendees to the grand opening ceremony of the Pennovation Center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investor and philanthropist David Rubenstein is giving $15 million to his alma mater, Duke University, following a series of high-profile gifts to projects including repairing the Washington Monument.