Archive for May, 2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place from November 14 – 20. Last year, over 400,000 Americans participated in all 50 states. GEW promotes innovation, creativity, job creation, and economic growth through a variety of activities, which include: a competition to find the 50 most promising startups worldwide; a clean technology competition; a competition to win a free yearlong trip around the world; and Startup Weekend, a networking event focused on creating new startups.

Learn more about GEW 2011 here.

The Best and Worst States for Business

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Chief Executive surveyed 550 CEOs, asking them to rank each state in the U.S. based on taxation and regulations, workforce quality, and living environment.

Click here for the results of the survey, including an explanation of the methodology and a color-coded U.S. map.

Rockford University Students: See Atlas Shrugged — Free!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Rockford University students can see the new Atlas Shrugged movie on Saturday, May 7 at 7:15 PM for free, courtesy of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. We are only covering the tickets, not concessions or transportation. 

The film is playing at Wildwood Theaters in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Please arrive by 7:00. Look for Professor Stephen Hicks or Professor Shawn Klein.

Click here to see the theater’s location and to get directions.

Greener Entrepreneurial Pastures

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

A Kauffman Foundation report, “The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs,” concludes that Indian and Chinese students in America are more likely to return home to pursue their career goals as those economies  improve. “Most returnees now say the entrepreneurial advantages are better in their home countries, where they can benefit from lower operating costs, heightened professional recognition, greater access to local markets and a better quality of life than they could attain in the United States,” the report states. While this “reverse brain drain” will impact entrepreneurship in America, as many entrepreneurs are Chinese and Indian immigrants, most returnees still maintain their American contacts, which could create more international business opportunities.

Read the full article here.