Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

HBS Working Paper – Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Immigrant entrepreneurship is a topic of key policy interest but one with few facts. The authors construct a data platform using US Census Bureau administrative data to provide new statistics on the patterns of business formation by immigrant entrepreneurs and on the medium-term success of those businesses. Immigrants account for around a quarter of US entrepreneurs, and this share has

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Levelling Up – We Grow Slowly Into Greatness

New challenges present themselves, only because one has risen to be able to face them. Think about it — If you hadn’t come this far already, there wouldn’t be your latest, greatest challenge looming ahead of you. You would never know it, and would never have the opportunity to grow through the series of experiences that lead to you your current situation.

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Edmund Hillary Climbing Mt Everest on May 29 1953 – Climb Your Mountain and Plant Your First Prover Flag


For an entrepreneur, when times are good, cash flow is the oil that keeps a venture running smoothly. But cash is like oxygen at the summit of Mt. Everest, run out of cash and trouble brews really fast. Every entrepreneur planning a new venture faces the same dilemma: – What are the critical capital resources? – How much cash (financial

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Walmart’s Open Call For Entrepreneurs – Bo Jackson Pitches To Get His Products in the Stores


Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, sells as many as 142,000 different items in its largest Super-Center stores. Walmart has what’s known as their “Open Call” day where the company puts out an invitation to any and all vendors, in this case those who sell “Made in the USA” products, to come to Bentonville one day in June. Some 1,200 vendors

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Presidential candidates should discuss how they will support entrepreneurship

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States, yet only 20 of them managed to combine for half of America’s net new business formation in the first five years of this economic recovery, according to a new analysis of Census data by the Economic Innovation Group in Washington, DC. Those 20 counties include parts of Silicon Valley, Southern

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Andrew Grove – Leading the Commoditization of the Microprocessor at Intel


In 1957 Grove immigrated to the United States, a poor immigrant from Budapest, Hungary who barely escaped Nazi occupation. A decade later he managed the launch of Intel, the chipmaker that would help invent the Personal Computer (PC) industry. He was Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. While he

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NFAP Study – Immigrants Founded 51% of U.S. Billion-Dollar Startups


Immigrants play a key role in creating new, fast-growing companies, as evidenced by the prevalence of foreign-born founders and key personnel in the nation’s leading privately-held companies. Immigrants have started more than half (44 of 87) of America’s startup companies valued at $1 billion dollars or more and are key members of management or product development teams in over 70

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Roadmap To Success – Successful entrepreneurs and their stories

Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we help entrepreneurs launch new businesses, grow them across national borders, and create wealth for their shareholders. We put “global” in global entrepreneurship. We facilitate introductions to investors, professional service providers, and other entrepreneurs. Using our exclusive Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success we have helped entrepreneurs raise over $100 million. Roadmap To Entrepreneurial

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MIT Report – Economic Impact Of MIT Alumni Entrepreneurs


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. Entrepreneurship is a strong marker of MIT’s global impact: 23% of MIT alumni’s new firms are founded

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What is the history of entrepreneurship in America?


Entrepreneurship is the vehicle for creating new jobs, generating revenue, advancing innovation, enhancing productivity, and improving business models and processes. Despite the challenges, entrepreneurship has never before been more vital to our economy than it is today. It is our best offense for economic progress and our finest defense against the status quo. Promoting entrepreneurship is in everyone’s best interest.

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