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Incubating the future: the role of university incubators in supporting student and graduate entrepreneurs

Incubating the future: the role of university incubators in supporting student and graduate entrepreneurs

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

By Maximilian Yoshioka and Michael Patrikalakis Highly educated, young (for the most part) and unburdened by families, mortgages and the opportunity costs of quitting an established career, university students and recent graduates are an ideal demographic when it comes to

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I spy a way to help companies steal a march

I spy a way to help companies steal a march

Sunday, January 1, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 1st January 2017. The business world generally thinks it can learn nothing from the public sector, but, of course, this is nonsense. One specialist arm of the state which could teach many companies a

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Entrepreneurs remain positive as home for UK startups (CityAM on IoD 99

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We must not let the vegan bullies intimidate business

We must not let the vegan bullies intimidate business

Sunday, December 18, 2016

First published in the Sunday Times on 18th December 2016. I received an email from the Humane League recently. At first I assumed it was from the 1980s band that sang about the waitress in a cocktail bar. Unfortunately it

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. StartUp Britain wins innovation award The StartUp Britain 2016 summer bus tour –

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How to bring up children to become entrepreneurs

How to bring up children to become entrepreneurs

Sunday, December 11, 2016

First published in the Sunday Times on 11th December 2016. Will any of my children become entrepreneurs? It is hard to say, since all three are under the age of 12, but in my experience, the most powerful influence on

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Who said our job is not to make profits? Bah humbug!

Who said our job is not to make profits? Bah humbug!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

First published in the Sunday Times on 4th December 2016. I fear the symbol of Christmas this year for many companies should not be Santa Claus, but Ebenezer Scrooge. All sorts of industries are experiencing the worst margin squeeze for

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Celebrating record levels of entrepreneurship

Celebrating record levels of entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

“We need to see a country where new businesses are starting up on every street, in every town; where entrepreneurs are everywhere. We put out a call to business to rise up and help us drive the recovery and StartUp

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News from CFE CFE to launch prison entrepreneurship programme at reform prison HMP

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There’s room at the inn for nimble investors

There’s room at the inn for nimble investors

Sunday, November 27, 2016

First published in the Sunday Times on 27th November 2016. I have backed a few companies in the hotel and resort business over a number of years, but recently I have committed more capital to the sector after buying a

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