(venturewell.com, March 21, 2017) The concept of the Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) is gaining traction within higher education. There is a growing community focused on developing courses, trainings, workshops, degree programs, and minors that foster EM as well as research around the the best way to define, measure, and assess its impact. There’s a growing consensus that it is feasible and desirable to engage students in experiences that develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and that doing so will better prepare them for success.
(Jonathan LeBlanc, The State News, April 27, 2017) Land Grant Goods which was founded by environmental studies and sustainability sophomore Alex Marx and education senior Bethany Kogut, sells honey and herbal teas with the hope of producing jam and cosmetics.
Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment, or RISE, director Laurie Thorpe said the name of Land Grant Goods came from her veteran experiences with being a part of several land grant institutions.
(Michael S. Melfi, michiganbusinessnetwork.com, April 26, 2017) Why would an experienced entrepreneur, business executive and Forbes contributor decide to join academia? Perhaps to create an environment beyond the classroom learning experience.
(Mark Suster, bothsidesofthetable.com, April 23, 2017) When you run a startup you’re always on borrowed time. You have cash in the bank, a monthly burn rate and a “cash out” date that few in the company truly comprehend. I’ve never met a founder who wasn’t acutely aware of his or her ticking time bomb and the sense that failure and humiliation is a real possibility. It’s why so few can really start a business from scratch. It’s the ultimate in accountability and public judgment.
(entrepreneur.com, March 28, 2017) These cities make growth happen. Did your city make the list?
(Doug Sears, benzinga.com, March 26, 2017) The millennial workforce embodies a pioneering mindset, seeing entrepreneurship as an idealized career path, according to recent studies. While data suggests many millennials feel entrepreneurial and aspire to start their own businesses, few do. Business owners under age 30 are small in number — 65 percent smaller than the same age group in the 1980s.
The decrease in business owners under 30 and the increase in business owner aspirations for the same group comes down to an issue of versatility, according to Neil Kane, director of undergraduate entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.
(MSU Today, March 3, 2017) MSU junior Hew Hamilton won the $1,000 grand prize at February’s Hatching event, a monthly pitch competition that gives entrepreneurs the chance to share new ideas.
(Alexis Downie, Spartan News Room, February 21, 2017) It is a Monday evening around 5 p.m. and Turner Street is very quiet. A few cars are passing by on the road. The Lamb’s Gate Antique shop owner is locking his door. There are scattered street wanderers, but the heart of little Old Town seems empty. Unlike most towns in the area, this is the norm for Old Town. Particularly on Mondays when many of the businesses are closed. In other places this may seem something out of the ordinary, however, Old Town is far from ordinary.
(Courtney Seiter, fastcompany.com, December 18, 2015) We are more than our jobs. As much as we may love working, it can’t be the thing that defines us fully.
I love the little traditions that develop organically at Buffer. One of them is to welcome each new teammate with a long email chain of happiness that begins with that person’s introduction.
(cal.msu.edu, November 8, 2016) A full-size mural for Michigan State University’s newly introduced Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation program is the work of recent Studio Art alumna Mia Serafini, who graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Graphic Design.