"I have been saying this for years: if you treat young generations as weak, they will be weak. We have to believe in them. We must encourage them to be strong, also mentally. Then we must tell them the truth: only the best will win. We have to help them get ready." (Julio Velasco)
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.4 million in young innovators with this competition.
Money and people. According to business scholars, these are among the main hurdles social entrepreneurs have to overcome to succeed with their projects. The web promises to provide us with a solution.
"Businesses are looking to put their money where it matters – their offering to customers and their people." Jeremy Over, a partner of Moore Barlow, commented on a recent survey according to which SMEs are more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, like crowdfunding.
We are not only what we do but the intention underpinning it.
A group of students is organizing an event to connect with other student entrepreneurs and make things happen.
There is despair, but also a desire to react and come together to look ahead.
The company aims at raising £7.5 million for a sustainable future before going IPO.
To raise funds via crowdfunding or by other means, entrepreneurs have to tell stories. And this is much more effective than just show numbers, studies say.
“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.”
Marc Andreessen shares his views on why every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings.
Wefunder launches crowdfunded small business loan and startup accelerator to help founders tackle the Coronavirus crisis.
With a budget of €164 million, this call is “bottom up”, meaning there are no predefined thematic priorities
“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
This company promises to fight climate change through the use of technology to rapidly accelerate the rate of tree planting and ecological restoration on a planetary scale.
Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, literally coined the term “social entrepreneur” when he founded the nonprofit back in 1980, almost 40 years ago. He also decided that changemaker was one word and not two, something the Oxford dictionary now recognizes (though Webster’s does not, to the Drayton’s consternation). Drayton says, “We all sense that society is at a profound, indeed historic turning point.”
Playfinder, one of London’s fastest growing sports startups, has just successfully raise more than £700k to boost sport access in the UK.
Why lack of diversity in entrepreneurship is bad for innovation.