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Entrepreneurs

OneLeap aims to bring social entrepreneurs and serious investors together

The world is brimming with good ideas, but presenting them to the people who are in a position to make them happen presents a formidable challenge. OneLeap, launched earlier this year, is a web-based networking platform designed to fix this situation by bridging the gap between entrepreneurs, investors, influencers and top-tier executives, while raising money for charity in the process.Read More

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Paypal founder backs Blueseed "visa-free entrepreneurship and tech incubator"

Paypal co-founder and billionaire Peter Thiel, who is currently the Seasteading Institute's "most generous funder" has continued his commitment to creating floating autonomous states by backing Blueseed. The new initiative hopes to create a floating "entrepreneurship and technology incubator" off the coast of San Francisco, allowing the next generation of creative entrepreneurs to legally develop new technologies without US working visas.Read More

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Attitudes-to-Enterprise test identifies likely entrepreneurs

A test that could help identify the next generation of entrepreneurs has been devised by an academic at Kingston University in South West London. As well as spotting students who are more likely to start their own business, the Attitudes to Enterprise test also aims to find out which young people show a flair for self-employed enterprise or through running their own community project. Researcher Rosemary Athayde of Kingston’s Small Business Research Centre developed the test to find budding business leaders among school pupils aged 15-18 and to evaluate whether schemes for young entrepreneurs had any impact on pupils’ ambitions. She has also adapted the test to suit undergraduates.Read More
Computers

Dell Vostro V13 small business laptop targets 'mobile entrepreneurs'

Dell has added to its Vostro range with the V13 small business laptop that, at 13.3 inches, is billed as a convenient size between a netbook and a full-size notebook. Dell says that while this new-size laptop might be lighter, it’s still a heavyweight when it comes to laptop grunt. The company is targeting this new computer at “mobile entrepreneurs”. And with a starting price of around US$449, it might make an entrepreneur out of all of us.Read More

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New textbook supports entrepreneurship training outside of the business school

November 19, 2008 Very few of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs went to business school, so it’s somewhat incongruous that Business Schools have claimed ‘ownership’ of the teaching of entrepreneurship. A new book aims to support the growing amount of entrepreneurial training taking place outside of the business school, teaching the skills and essential practical knowledge for specific markets. Entrepreneurship for Everyone challenges the notion that teaching entrepreneurship and creativity is all that is required to succeed in business. Read More

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