Recently, the U.S. State Department held an online press conference to discuss the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This year’s Summit agenda and how the U.S.
Government and major U.S. private sector partners are supporting GES and
entrepreneurs around the world was discussed. They also spoke about how fostering
entrepreneurship around the globe is important to U.S. foreign policy.
Last year, the Congressional Black Caucus launched to CBC Tech 2020 Initiative to address the lack of African American talent in the technology pipeline. On its one-year anniversary, the initiative is still going strong.
The Opportunity Finance Network launched today at the 2016 Clinton
Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting a CGI Commitment to Action to
promote entrepreneurship and increase access to capital for 250,000
women small business owners and small business owners of color through
Venturize, a free platform designed to give borrowers easy access to the
information they need to make good decisions for their small
According to a recently released study from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics—millennials--the much ballyhooed group of people born between
1980 and the early 2000s, are the fastest growing of entrepreneurs in
the country—a stat that makes some people grin and others grimace.
Female entrepreneurs are less likely to take a salary than their male
counterparts this year (42% of women vs. 57% of men), according to the
2016 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor. Here, we talk to American Express Open’s Research Advisor about the Monitor in detail.