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Why millennial entrepreneurs should scare you. Lately, I’ve started to think more about why young entrepreneurs seem more capable and ubiquitous than ever before.

Why millennial entrepreneurs should scare you

It seems as though all my peers, despite being in their early 20s, are starting companies, raising funds, and hiring their friends away from some of the larger Fortune 500s I’ve worked with in the past. When I dig deeper into this trend, and after meeting with and discussing amongst various young entrepreneurs, I’m realizing that the writing’s on the wall. With student loans at all-time highs, business tools and new technologies priced at all-time lows, and the “Hollywood”-ization of starting a business, many young people feel like the choice isn’t whether or not to become an entrepreneur, but rather what problem(s) to solve.

However, a few of the larger companies I work with are slow to realize this trend. These companies don’t believe that young entrepreneurs are going to affect their business. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Singapore teaches kids to form start-ups. SINGAPORE — Creating an entrepreneurial culture is deemed so crucial to this nation's future that the government is matching venture capital investments and teaching kids in grade school how to start their own companies.

Singapore teaches kids to form start-ups

A Playbook for Making America More Entrepreneurial. Americans have long believed in the importance of entrepreneurs to the health of our economy.

A Playbook for Making America More Entrepreneurial

The 4 Types of Small Businesses, and Why Each One Matters. America loves small businesses.

The 4 Types of Small Businesses, and Why Each One Matters

A 2010 poll by The Pew Research Center found that the public had a more positive view of them than any other institution in the country – they beat out both churches and universities, for instance, as well as tech companies. As Janet Yellen pointed out in a speech last year, “the opportunity to build a business has long been an important part of the American Dream.” Governors, mayors and presidential candidates are therefore eager to declare their support for small businesses, but what do we mean by “small” and why do they matter?

This is the part where we’re usually told that it’s startups that matter, not small businesses, since they’re the ones that create all the new jobs. There’s some truth to that, but it’s misleading as well. Sure, the local dry cleaner isn’t going to employ radically more people next year than it did this year. (Note that these segments are not mutually exclusive. Atlantische Akademie sur Twitter : "April issue of #wirimlandkreis covers our event on #entrepeneurship with @MGCleve, @usconsfrankfurt, #WFK and #AGBC! How to inspire and measure social impact — StartupDorf on Tour. How to inspire and measure social impact SeedSpot is an incubator focused on startups (both for profit and non-profit) whose aim is to have social impact.

How to inspire and measure social impact — StartupDorf on Tour

It’s a wonderful space, open, enthusiastic, and basically anything you can expect from a top of the line incubator. Cultural Vistas sur Twitter : "Thanks @ASUSkySong for a great tour of your facilities! #Entrepreneurship #Innovation @USExchanges @usbotschaft. Cultural Vistas sur Twitter : "Well that's a wrap! Excellent final meeting w/ @seedspot for our @usbotschaft program for German #entrepreneurs. Arjan Tupan sur Twitter : "Happiness and success. #entrepreneurship #StartupDorfOnTour @SeedSpot. Arjan Tupan on Instagram: “Happiness and success. #entrepreneurship #StartupDorfOnTour @SeedSpot” Failing Forward 2014. Euromentors. 12 Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Do It Right. This week I wanted to write a post for entrepreneurs to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week – whoop whoop!

12 Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Do It Right

Twitter. Beyond Silicon Valley Studygroup Düsseldorf. How to Build a Startup Economy in 6 Lessons. (Cleveland, Ohio - Photo by Joshua Rothhaas on Flickr) In the Northeastern part of Ohio, the region around Cleveland, something inspiring happened.

How to Build a Startup Economy in 6 Lessons

After a decline in the local industries, resulting in job losses, brain drain and other things you expect to see in a declining economy, the region found a way to turn things around. And quite successfully. In the MOOC Beyond Silicon Valley, Professor Michael Goldberg of Case Western Reserve University talks to the people who were involved in creating an entrepreneurial and blooming economy, and they share their knowledge. Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies. About the Course The path for entrepreneurs to grow their companies outside of well-developed entrepreneurial ecosystems like Silicon Valley is challenging.

Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies

Most markets around the world do not look like Silicon Valley, and they never will. But there are other models to support new businesses. In transitioning markets (where entrepreneurs do not have much access to private sector financing), government officials, donors, and business leaders are experimenting with creative approaches to support the growth of entrepreneurs. Northeast Ohio, whose largest city is Cleveland, is one such community. A massive intervention of government and donor resources in Northeast Ohio has been in place for over ten years. Richard Branson - Chairman of the Virgin Group. Lessons from a Failed Social Entrepreneur - Mike McGlade. By Mike McGlade | 9:00 AM February 11, 2013 During my first year at Harvard Business School, I decided to start a new business.

Lessons from a Failed Social Entrepreneur - Mike McGlade

I set up a team, choose a name, secured a URL, and Zoosa was born. My theory was that by leveraging the collective expertise of skilled professionals, we could have a significant impact on the social sector. Zoosa was intended to be a platform where volunteers shared their activities and connected with others, creating a positive feedback loop. The idea was that this would encourage some people to deepen their efforts and others to become new volunteers.

My story is not unique. That’s what I did. Here’s my advice for any social entrepreneur who’s decided she’s got the next big idea: Put your ego away. Get smart first.