Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship was once a form of privilege.  It's changing - but not fast enough

Entrepreneurship was once a form of privilege. It’s changing – but not fast enough

After decades of declining entrepreneurship, record numbers of Americans have started their own businesses and gone to work for themselves. Thanks to the Great Resignation and a booming economy, 360 out of 100,000 American adults have become new entrepreneurs each month on average in 2021. Recent immigrants, black and Hispanic Americans, and young workers are …

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Is it time to thin out the herd of unicorns?  |  PitchBook

Is it time to thin out the herd of unicorns? | PitchBook

Nearly a decade after the term “unicorn” was coined, perhaps the best and brightest venture capital firms have finally outgrown what the ecosystem can handle. Their rise is the product of business models that generated growth with cheap money, and the financial conditions that made that model possible have changed profoundly. Starting in 2021 and …

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3 Traits of an Entrepreneurial Mindset |  Sloan from MIT

3 Traits of an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Sloan from MIT

open share links close share links Entrepreneurship spurs innovation, boosts employment, fuels economies and offers solutions to a range of environmental and societal challenges. But before those sparks and engines ignite, an entrepreneurial spirit must be in place as a catalyst. An entrepreneurial mindset helps leaders create value by “recognizing and acting on opportunities, making …

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A Year After Raising $6.5 Million, GoodGood Shuts Down Saying It Can't Find More Money

A Year After Raising $6.5 Million, GoodGood Shuts Down Saying It Can’t Find More Money

The company says the downturn has had a “dramatic impact” on its local commerce fast delivery business. Almost a year to the day after the close of a major seed round, Toronto-based GoodGood ceased operations after failing to secure additional capital. The local commerce fast delivery startup announced the news Nov. 21 in a statement …

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Founders Must ‘Accept Reality’, Says Hetz Ventures | CTech

It’s no secret that startups are going to take a beating in the coming months, and VCs are scrambling to help their portfolio companies weather the storm. When he asked Hetz Ventures how different companies should prepare for the coming year, his managing partner Judah Taub offered some suggestions. “Here is some of what we …

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How This CPA Used His Title to Start Two Small Businesses | Company

Do you want to enter the world of business or finance? With so much information available, endless courses and a mountain of college degrees, it can be hard to know where to start. And TTaking the first step can often seem like the hardest part. This is where a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation can …

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Pipe founding team quits as hunt for 'veteran' CEO begins

Pipe founding team quits as hunt for ‘veteran’ CEO begins

The three co-founders of alternative finance start-up Pipe are stepping down as executives of the company in one of the most dramatic management shake-ups seen in the world of fintech startups in some time. Miami-based Pipe said today it was looking for a “veteran” CEO as Harry Hurst, who has been the face of the …

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Why Startups Should Embrace Radical Transparency

Why Startups Should Embrace Radical Transparency

After high-profile startup failures like FTX or Theranos, investors, employees, customers, and policymakers are all asking what could have been done differently to secure accountability and prevent mismanagement. But startup founders should join this list: it’s in their interest to accept transparency and accountability, especially to their investors. This advice goes against some misconceptions that …

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Ministers from ESA's member states gathered in Paris for a two-day meeting that started Nov. 22 to fund agency programs for the next three years. Credit: ESA

ESA management optimistic about funding as ministerial meeting begins – SpaceNews

PARIS — As European ministers meet to allocate funds for European Space Agency programs for the next three years, the agency’s leadership is optimistic that it will win support for its priorities. Ministers gathered here on November 22 for the start of a two-day meeting in which ESA’s 22 full member states and several associated …

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