Cities all over the world have attempted to replicate Silicon Valley with varying levels of success. Decades ago, so did we in Minnesota. VC-based software startups didn’t sprout. Over the
The Census Bureau reports that baby boomers own over 2 million businesses. As boomers age, run into health problems, and burn out, they will need to do something with their
A stunning event does not usually initiate a new trend. It accelerates an existing trend by curbing the forces that were previously resisting it. Self-employment built this country. Artisans worked
"Beware the Ides of March,” William Shakespeare wrote. But my wife and I ignored that sage advice, to return home from an overseas winter respite under the raging Covid-19 threat.
Entrepreneurs have no formal degree requirements, although some “schooling” is crucial for success. Apprenticeship is often touted as an attractive educational path. What if that apprenticeship was a corporate job,
The path forward in Minnesota for nurturing emerging technologies.
Documenting immigrant entrepreneurial
experiences as a means of inspiring
further economic development.
Dan Cohen’s story suggests setbacks are an integral part of the entrepreneurial innovation process.