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.
April 25, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University has been selected to offer the acclaimed Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) with Disabilities, a small-business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the schools announced Thursday. At St. Joseph's, the program will be offered through the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. To date, nearly 1,000 veterans have graduated from EBV programs throughout the U.S., resulting in the creation of more than 200 veteran-owned businesses.
March 16, 2015 |
A carriage house on North 35th Street is home to one of Mantua's more successful businessmen. Rick Young is a real estate developer who also teaches entrepreneurship at a local elementary school, hoping to inspire the next Ford or Facebook. Now 50, Young has a success story that started when he was just 19. While recording hits such as "We Could Be Lovers" for his record label, the Beat Factory, he worked at a Domino's pizza franchise at the University of Pennsylvania campus.
February 2, 2015 |
How can you "monetize" the assets in your life: the idle car in the driveway, the unworn fashions, and, of course, the spare room? Imagine that you wake up one Saturday morning, roll out of bed, and step over guests still sleeping in the living room, whom you're hosting through Airbnb or Craigslist. Out of your closet, you grab a suit or a dress to rent out through a fashion-swap Internet site. Then you hop into your car to drive around all weekend as a Lyft or Uber driver. There's a word for this phenomenon: uberization , as in the "Uberization of the economy," or making money off all the stuff you've accumulated.
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.
August 12, 2014 |
THE HOT August sun beat heavily on 19th Street and Hunting Park Avenue yesterday. But that didn't stop Jameer Greer, 10, and Jhafi Sexton, 15, from standing at the corner, directing drivers to a car wash on the block. Greer and Sexton spent the day working the event at Time Out Car Wash, in Nicetown, as part of a fundraiser for WANPAE - Worry About Nothing Purpose is Alive in Everyone - a Philly organization that teaches preteens and teenagers entrepreneurship and how to pursue their passions.
January 1, 2014 |
COLLEGEVILLE Ursinus College will establish a center for entrepreneurship to help students develop creative projects that cross disciplines and apply what they are learning on the small, liberal arts campus. As part of the effort, the 1,600-student Collegeville college will hold a competition in April to encourage students to develop ideas for a marketable product or service, or that address a social problem. The top prize will be $7,500, plus free housing for the summer so students can carry out their projects.
May 27, 2013 |
His Twitter handle is @SpinelliS. His blog address: http://wordpress.philau.edu/president . There, and on Facebook too, Stephen Spinelli Jr. has sounded off on such topics as the ill-advised but brief decision by Maker's Mark to water down its bourbon, the end of Yahoo's work-from-home practices, the parallels between preventive car care and employers' needs, and so much more. Through the electronic chatter, Spinelli, president of Philadelphia University and a cofounder of Jiffy Lube, is trying to inspire on his 3,500-student campus development of more of what he is to his core: a hopelessly addicted entrepreneur.
February 18, 2013 |
Can you teach creativity to business students? Can colleges prep graduates to go out on their own, instead of Working for the Man? To be founders, innovators, industry disrupters - in a word popularized by 20th-century economist Joseph Schumpeter, entrepreneurs ? Two schools are trying extra hard. In Philadelphia, Drexel University last month announced a new college, the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, backed by a $12.5 million gift from the late chairman of Compudyne Corp., a 1936 Drexel engineering graduate.
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.