News and Updates on Entrepreneurship in the United States of America

Silicon Valley’s Portfolia Launches 8th Fund to Focus on African-American, Latino, LGBTQ Markets and Entrepreneurs

The Rising America Fund is the first of its kind to be led by a team of African-American and Latina women partners MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Portfolia, which creates investment funds designed for women to back companies they want to see in the world, has announced the launch of …

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Microsoft Rides Cloud to a 21% Increase in Profits

SEATTLE — Microsoft doesn’t have an iPhone. It isn’t the Everything Store. It isn’t a verb for “search.” But it sure is good at making money. The company reported earnings Wednesday afternoon, and results showed that it continued to reel in huge profits. Sales for the latest quarter were $33.1 …

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Wired In: Manu Edakara

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MANU EDAKARA, associate director for entrepreneurial communities at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business. He manages the iVenture Accelerator and helps teach two courses in the college’s honors program. Where are you from and how did you get here? …

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Second annual innovateUNG student startup contest will send winner to state event

Dr. Ruben Boling is in search of more students with innovations that could turn into a business. The director of the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will hold the innovateUNG 2020 student startup contest on Feb. 25. Registration opens Nov. 16 for students who would like to compete. The winner …

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Social entrepreneurship talk emphasizes solving social problems through innovation

Director of Social Innovation at Marquette University Kelsey Otero came to campus Monday to talk with students and community members about the importance of social entrepreneurship.  Part of “Entrepreneurons” — a discussion series about entrepreneurship put on in part by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation — the talk focused on …

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IU’s Kelley School of Business establishes entrepreneurship institute

New Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitive Enterprise will enhance school’s top-ranked entrepreneurship program BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has announced the establishment of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitive Enterprise within the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The institute will enhance the Johnson Center’s research and …

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