“People around the world are coming up with ideas on how to solve some of the problems and challenges we’ve faced in the last few weeks. For a lot of people, there’s a lot of time on their hands to do research, there’s a lot of thinking time. It is a perfect time to be doing that.”

Luke Lang, co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, to CNBC

“The economy is not a machine that can be simply turned ‘on’ and ‘off’. It is a complex system, dependent on billions of relationships that are falling apart.”

The Entrepreneurs Network

Minus 3

Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, says Gita Gopinath, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

The long-term objective that we have to face up to is this: we have to develop models of collective action that work with the globality of our situation.

Zygmunt Bauman

“The desire to get rich and create wealth will clearly not go away, nor should it. These findings do demonstrate that individual wealth creation is by no means the only driver for entrepreneurs. The new generation of entrepreneurs increasingly tend to be aspirational in other ways.”

Niels Bosma, Professor at Utrecht University School of Economics and Chair of the GEM’s Board of Directors