(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.
(Laurence K. Hayward, VentureLab Inc., 2015) Remember the game Twenty Questions? The contestant uses the best combination of questions, which can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” in order to discover information held secret by the other player. The objective is to reveal the unknown information with the fewest questions possible.
The game has several common traits with the discourse between an entrepreneur seeking financing and a venture capitalist (VC) evaluating an investment opportunity…
(Bridget Vis, Crain’s Detroit, September 4, 2016) Entrepreneurship has become a hot subject in recent years on the college and university campuses across Southeast Michigan. As interest grows, the schools are meeting the demand by launching, expanding and considering new programs that teach entrepreneurship to all students, not just business majors.
(MSU Today, August 29, 2016) Michigan State University undergraduate students can take knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it to firsthand experiences through a new offering this fall called the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experiences Program.
(Mike Wilkinson, bridgemi.com, August 16, 2016) So you’ve got this great business idea, one that will liberate you from your current job or offer a lifeline after losing one. With Michigan hurt by a marked decline in the number of new businesses created in the last decade, you think your idea is a sure-fire winner. Your husband thinks it’s a great idea, too, as does your Aunt Irene. Can’t fail, right?
(Sanjana Ray, yourstory.com, July 26, 2016) “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein
Well, Einstein truly was a genius. No matter how much we think we know, there’s always room to learn some more. That’s the beauty about knowledge. It is infinite in every sense of the word. With the increasing digitalisation of every branch of society, including education, it’s only a matter of time before the entire knowledge sector turns digital.