Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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Iowa web site created to help entrepreneurs

"By developing a virtual location where people can go for information and to share ideas, our intent is to quickly build a critical mass of talent to enhance and grow Iowa business," said Kurt Heiar of Regena Therapeutics Corp. and chair of the ICIG’s Entrepreneurial Formation Hot Team. "The Web site is a portal that we hope leads users to make face-to-face connections with constituencies that can help them.’

Competition seeks entrepreneurs in the 50-plus market

The top five finalists will have an opportunity to present their plans to the AARP services group in Washington, D.C. Sponsors of the competition include AARP, Tyco International, Les Concierges, Pulse Data/Humanware, Met Life Mature Market Institute, IBM, and Ceredian Performance Partners.

The New Entrepreneur

We are poised for an extraordinary era of creativity and entrepreneurship, an era in which entrepreneurial energy and innovation will reach more broadly, more rapidly, and more deeply than in any other era in history.

Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs is proud to offer exciting experiential opportunities for students in Entrepeneurship studies.

16th Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition – Prize Money Increased to $10K

Students dive into e-commerce – Web-based businesses help them financially

"In order to finance my education I decided to combine my interests in small business and social responsibility," Randazzo said. "I wanted to create a for-profit business that contributed a percentage of the profits to local and national nonprofit organizations."

Report marks city’s record in entrepreneurship – Louisville is a success story

The Enterprise Corp. report validates the "incredibly important economic development strategy" of promoting entrepreneurism, he said, which accounts for 75 percent of jobs and wealth creation in the United States.

"We’re moving in the right direction," Higdon said. A decade ago, "we weren’t on the radar screen. Since then, we are on everybody’s radar screen."

Still, there is "a long way to go," he added. Here’s what they’re doing. Why not your community?

Putting It Together: -The Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development CALL FOR CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS

The cosponsors of this conference are interested in submissions from state
government policymakers and economic development leaders for initiatives that have
yielded more small business growth, created new jobs, and improved the state’s
overall economy.

Venture capitalist helps kids gain business sense

Back in Jesse’s classroom, the kids loved Draper’s minibusiness class. The teachers loved it, too. So Draper took it a step further and started an educational foundation/business called BizWorld ( The outfit packaged Draper’s initial program and marketed it to schools around the world.

School program gives elementary students experience as entrepreneurs

Teachers who tap the curriculum – with the help of an instructional video and scripted lesson plans – also laud the program. They say it incorporates skills such as math and English, while promoting confidence, communication and teamwork.

Women Entrepreneurs On The Forefront Of Continual Growth: Leveraging Capital Networks For Sustainable Businesses

This research takes an important initial step in understanding the process of how women entrepreneurs leverage and build upon their own resources both internally and externally that may be used in the future to identify market opportunities, confront industry and environmental changes, and seek new innovations for their businesses.