to page content
to site navigation
The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
There is no shortage of well-educated people in academic environments. But the challenge is in turning the attention of those bright minds to entrepreneurship. Here are a few ideas on how to do it.
In perusing last week's headlines (and a few stragglers from the week prior), I realized I was drawn to numerous articles pertaining to entrepreneurial support beyond that in the United States. For those who don't know, my work at Kauffman allows me to travel a bit--about 100,000 miles a year to be exact.
Chasing an entrepreneurial dream can be an all-consuming effort. Particularly in those crucial early days of a startup, founders seem to eat, sleep and breathe their businesses. This naturally occurring tunnel vision has a purpose, of course, allowing entrepreneurs to give their business babies the time and attention they need to mature. But this heads-down mode is not without its drawbacks, one of which is neglecting to stay up on current events--particularly the happenings that can impact the entrepreneurs who are inadvertently paying no attention to them.
From a lab at MIT to connecting 50,000 high school students live around the world, Norman Gaut's team at PictureTel were pioneers in connecting the world via real-world time, visual communications.
When considering the optimal number of founders for any new entrepreneurial adventure, the calculus extends well beyond simple formulas seemingly supported by observations of startup cohorts within specific industries. Famous technology twosomes that come to mind include David Packard and William Hewlett of Hewlett-Packard, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Apple, Paul Allen and Bill Gates of Microsoft, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. In these examples, it is widely observed that these buddy teams complemented each other well in the early formative years of their companies.
Making a little girl's life better may rival extensive work with his alma mater as Stephen Cooper's most rewarding giving back.
A crack team of professors from Southern University College of Business, Louisiana, United States of America, is in the country conducting leadership and entrepreneur development skills training for 50 university graduates and middle-level young Liberian entrepreneurs. About 65% of the trainees are women and girls.
The training is ongoing at Thinkers Village outside Monrovia where the professors say the young Liberian entrepreneurs are in high gear and are positively responding to lectures and courses they are being taught.
A treatment for tinnitus is the goal of two Ohio University colleagues who were frustrated by the lack of options for those suffering from this hearing disorder. Read more to find out how this medical device differs from its competitors.
Databases are an essential tool for matching buyers and sellers for specialty products and services, says the founder of the nation's largest database company servicing small businesses.
Want to get connected? Sign up to receive regular news, polls and updates from The Kauffman Foundation.