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GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
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Howard H. Stevenson Howard H. Stevenson (June 27, 1941) is the Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.[1] Forbes Magazine described him as Harvard Business School’s “lion of entrepreneurship” in a 2011 article.[2] Howard is credited with defining entrepreneurship as “the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control.”[2] INC Magazine described Howard’s definition of entrepreneurship as “the best answer ever.”[3] Howard's Gift[edit] The Ascent Of Early-Stage Venture Capital Editor’s note: David Blumberg is the Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital. David has been investing in early-stage technology companies for more than 24 years. His current investment focus includes Digital Media, Social Media, Mobility, SaaS/Technology Enabled Services and Internet. Early-stage funding by angels and venture capital firms is growing in size and impact on the technology industry. Last year, U.S. venture capital firms raised 10 percent less than in 2012, but VC funds focused on early-stage investing raised $9.37 billion, a jump of 51 percent, according to DJX LP Source.

Warren Buffett Buffett is called the "Wizard of Omaha" or "Oracle of Omaha",[8] or the "Sage of Omaha"[9] and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.[10] Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent[11] of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer,[12] for which he successfully completed treatment in September 2012.[13] Early life Buffett's interest in the stock market and investing dated to schoolboy days he spent in the customers' lounge of a regional stock brokerage near his father's own brokerage office. Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute The Global Entrepreneurship & Development Index was created to provide a more complete understanding of economic development by capturing the contextual nature of business formation, expansion, and growth. It is based on analysis of comprehensive data sets from more than 120 countries that marshal information about the “3A’s” of development: entrepreneurial attitudes, aspirations, and activity. 2014 GEDI Results 2013 GEDI full country rankings

How it works Startupbootcamp is a 3 month acceleration program that focuses on exposing and connecting startups to our expanding community of top-level mentors and advisors. At the end of the program, startups get a chance to pitch to top angel investors and venture capitalists for funding at the Investors’ Demo Day. Fact: On average over 70% of our program graduates have gone on to receive funding for their projects. Before the programApply Startupbootcamp runs accelerator programs throughout the year in different cities across Europe, and with a different focus in each. Some of the programs are open to all type of applications, whereas our vertical program in Dublin/London focuses on Digital Health, and the program in Copenhagen focuses on Mobile.

The Tragedy Of Calling Things Silicon Blah I was in LA for the past three days hanging out at Oblong, meeting with a bunch of entrepreneurs I know, then spending time at MuckerLabs, giving a talk at SCVStartup, and finishing up my trip with a half day at LaunchPad LA followed by a dinner that LaunchPad LA and Mark Suster put on. Even though I still felt fried from my 50 mile run, I had a great time and I’m sure I fed off of the energy of all the people I spent time with. At the dinner I gave a short talk on Startup Communities and then answered some questions. The first question was “what do I think of the phrase ‘Silicon Beach’ for the LA startup community.” I responded that I thought it was stupid. I hate Silicon Whatever.

Vortex Bladeless: a wind generator without blades What is your swept area? Our working area is a circular area around the tipping point of the equipment. People often confuse the swept areas of Vortex and that of a HAWT, but keep in mind that our equipment relies on oscillation, not on the rotation of the blades, so our swept area has a different shape – it’s a triangle rather than a circle. We need to be much higher to have the same swept area, in fact, it is almost twice as high. Though, keep in mind that the normalized cost of energy (LCOE) of the same swept are will be 40% less expensive. To scale the equipment, you need to increase the height.

How to Create an Entrepreneurial Economy - HBR IdeaCast Featured Guest: Daniel Isenberg, professor of management practice at Babson College and author of the HBR article The Big Idea: How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution. Download this podcast KARON DILLON: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast. From Harvard Business Review. I’m Karen Dillon and I’m joined in the studio today by Daniel Isenberg, a Professor of Management Practice at Babson College, and author of a forthcoming article in Harvard Business Review called How To Start An Entrepreneurial Revolution. Professor Isenberg, thanks so much for joining us today.

Marlies Dekkers Marlies Dekkers (Oosterhout, 29 November 1965) is a Dutch fashion designer known for her lingerie line Undressed. Designs by Marlies Dekkers. Designs from a retrospective exhibit, "15 Years of Marlies Dekkers", in Rotterdam. World Economic Forum - Global Competitiveness The Global Competitiveness Report 2013 - 2014 The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 148 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide. TheGlobal Competitiveness Report 2013-2014assesses the competitiveness landscape of 148 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.Download full ReportCountry rankings: PDF | ExcelCountry highlightsSustainable CompetitivenessData PlatformSee our Partner InstitutesPress releases: English | عربي I Español I Français I Deutsch I Português I 日本語 I 中文Join the... Post date: September 3, 2013

A Fossil Fuel-Free World is Possible: How to Power a Warming Earth Without Oil, Coal and Nuclear This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Neil Young singing, ["Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (And Save the Earth)] This is Democracy Now!,, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman.

Ben Woldring Woldring also wrote an autobiography, Ik Ben Internet-ondernemer!, published in 2000, in which he describes his life, explains his work and also gives advice.[3] ^ Jump up to: a b c d de Bie, Eric (2006-07-08). "Respect dwing je af als mensen zien dat je lef hebt". Brabants Dagblad (in Dutch). Corporate Venture Capital Report - Q1 2014 - CVC Involvement in Venture Hits Funding High. $3.01B Across 129 Deals. Q1 2014 marked a blowout quarter for funding activity with corporate venture participation as funding hit $3.01B across 129 deals. In Q1 2014, venture capital funding in the U.S. hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. And bolstering the record-setting quarter was significant participation by corporate venture capital groups. Over the three-month period, corporate venture capital investors participated in 129 deals representing total funding of $3.01B. Of note, CVC funding participation hit an eight-quarter high and jumped over 73% on a sequential basis.

A Changing Climate Movement — Natural Resources Defense Council I had the honor of giving the keynote speech at The New School’s TEDC Earth Day 2015 celebration, “Earth Matters: Designing our Future.” The following is an adapted excerpt from my remarks on the importance of growing the climate movement and involving the next generation. At the turn of the 20th century, President Teddy Roosevelt established the most audacious land and wildlife protections the world has ever known, creating national parks, game preserves, 150 national forests, and new federal agencies to oversee them all.