September 30, 2007 |
Entrepreneurship is alive and well, and endlessly studied on the Web. Here are a number of sites to inspire, help and warn the would-be business owners among us. Success stories. Business consultant Scott Allen runs this blog-style discussion of entrepreneurship at About.com, where we caught up on Ben and Jerry (of Ben & Jerry's ice cream fame), and perused "10 Legitimate Businesses You Can Start for Under $20. " These included "Webpreneur," house sitter, and eBay seller. For the latter, the $20 was to go for inventory - from a garage sale.
February 9, 2016 |
Andrei Fritz was itching to let loose a torrent of drumming that could be heard in the classroom upstairs and by passersby in the hallway outside. But there was a problem. "Uhh, there's no power," said Fritz, 21, crouched down and looking at a thick black cable. Oops. "On any of them?" asked Jeffrey Hiatt, a head engineer and staff producer at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia. Something wasn't working right, but Hiatt was unfazed. What better dose of reality for a group of Rowan University students learning about the music industry?
December 4, 2012 |
An Abington High School graduate-turned-private equity magnate - a man wealthy enough to hire Rod Stewart and Patti LaBelle to play at his birthday party - will spend $3 million to launch an entrepreneurship program in the Philadelphia area. Technically, the money comes from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Blackstone Group, a publicly traded $3.2 billion private equity fund led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, whose name graces the high school stadium. But the push behind the Blackstone LaunchPad comes from Schwarzman, co-founder of the New York company.
November 21, 2015 |
Calling the federal government "inept" and "bloated," Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told a Philadelphia audience Thursday that the country's "secret sauce" of innovation and entrepreneurship is at risk of being destroyed by government overreach. "We are making entrepreneurship excessively difficult in this country," Fiorina said to about 100 people at the University of Pennsylvania. "We have become a nation of rules, not a nation of laws. " Fiorina spoke at the Keystone Conference on Business and Policy, hosted by Keystone Business magazine, a Philadelphia-based publication started this year.
October 27, 2014 |
Robots playing hockey, even driving. Gaming gear that enables 3-D examination of human cells. The world's largest video game. These are part of the creative legacy of Drexel University. Then there's the experiment headquartered at Suite 402 in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center. "I call this a disruptive innovation in higher education," Donna De Carolis said of the goings-on she leads there. It's the new Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, the first such freestanding school in the nation to offer degrees - currently a bachelor's in entrepreneurship and innovation.
May 4, 2007 |
Over the last 25 years, entrepreneurs have reinvented the cup of coffee, built the ultimate hardware store, made a world of information searchable, and shown us that a thoughtful, committed capitalist can change the world. America's 23 million entrepreneurs - of all races, ages, and sexes - prove that there are no insurmountable obstacles on a road of possibility. They personify the future, creating most of our economy's new jobs and accounting for variations in wages across regions.
February 1, 2013 |
With a $12.5 million gift, Drexel University will start a school of entrepreneurship that will help students start and grow their own businesses - and get paid for it, president John A. Fry said Wednesday. The new school, named after the late Charles D. Close, a 1936 Drexel graduate in engineering, will offer joint degree programs in entrepreneurship and other disciplines across the university. Some programs within the school will begin in the fall, but students won't officially enroll in the joint degree programs until September 2014.
May 16, 2012 |
Villanova University has named Patrick G. Maggitti the new dean of the School of Business, effective June 1. Maggitti will succeed James Danko, who left on July 31 to become president of Butler University. His post has been filled in the interim by Kevin Clark. Maggitti, 44 and part of Villanova's faculty since 2008, is currently director of the school's Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, where he is also assistant professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship.
July 10, 2007 |
A cofounder of Jiffy Lube, now a vice provost at Babson College in Massachusetts, has been named the new president of Philadelphia University. Stephen Spinelli Jr., 52, vice provost for entrepreneurship and global management at Babson, will take over at the 3,250-student East Falls campus on Sept. 1, following a unanimous vote by the board of trustees, the college announced yesterday. "From a broad field of highly qualified candidates, we were impressed with his commitment to higher education, his experience in entrepreneurship and global business, his appreciation for and understanding of the particular mission of Philadelphia University, and his vision for the future," Elizabeth H. Gemmill, the board of trustees' chair, said in a statement announcing Spinelli's appointment.
December 27, 1992 |
Students at Lower Merion and Harriton High Schools next year may get the chance to design floor plans, create newspaper advertisements and draw up job descriptions for a new company, Pizza Inc. A new entrepreneurship course being considered by the Lower Merion school board would include a simulation of starting and running a pizza shop, said Alan E. Rosenau, Lower Merion's director of secondary education, at a school board meeting Monday night....