Archive for November, 2011

Who’s Leading the Entreprenerial Resurgence?

Monday, November 21st, 2011

In an article for Huffington Post, Rieva Lesonsky credits Generation Y, which she dubs “Generation Entrepreneur,” for a major role in the entrepreneurial comeback of the 2010s. She cites Gen Y Capital Partners among organizations seeking to correct the difficulty Generation Y entrepreneurs often have in finding capital. The company donates $10 million to Generation Y startups, and gives some of its proceeds to Kaizen interviewee Steve Mariotti‘s Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Read more here.

Dwolla: An Innovative Online Payment System

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Business Insider has an interview with Ben Milne (left), founder of Dwolla, an innovative online payment system that sidesteps credit card fees and solves security and efficiency problems in the current online banking system. Dwolla, with about a dozen employees, is on track to handle $350 million in payments per month and is being adopted by banks and business across the country.

Read about the Iowa-based startup here.

Related: hard truths about what startup life is really like.

Alexei Marcoux on Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

CEE guest speaker Dr. Alexei Marcoux gives a short lecture on different conceptions of entrepreneurship in the video below:

Ideas of Liberty in Modern Philosophy: New Spring 2012 Course

Monday, November 7th, 2011

CEE Professor Shawn Klein has a new course for Spring 2012: Ideas of Liberty in Modern Philosophy. Our ideas about liberty and individual freedom have their roots in the thinkers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students will explore these ideas in the influential works of Hobbes, Locke, Smith, Burke, and other modern thinkers.

View a PDF of the flyer here.

View a PDF of all the Spring 2012 Philosophy courses.