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Prisoners to entrepreneurs: Business holds the key to reducing re-offending

Prisoners to entrepreneurs: Business holds the key to reducing re-offending

9th June 2016

Our lead researcher Maximilian Yoshioka writes about our new report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, for startups.co.uk Despite obvious differences, entrepreneurs and offenders share certain traits. One is a willingness to disregard convention. Another is an appetite for risk. Indeed, it’s even…

Business Insider: How a drug smuggler who got caught with 6,500 Ecstasy pills went on to build a $30 million tech business

Business Insider: How a drug smuggler who got caught with 6,500 Ecstasy pills went on to build a $30 million tech business

27th May 2016

Our latest report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, is featured in an article in Business Insider Duane Jackson, a 21-year-old from east London, arrived at Atlanta airport in 1999. Head down, he collected his suitcase from the conveyor belt and darted…

Fear of failure the difference between serial entrepreneurs and one-time founders

Fear of failure the difference between serial entrepreneurs and one-time founders

26th May 2016

Our director, Matt Smith, writes in Business Zone about the Centre’s recent report on serial entrepreneurship: While having to shut down a business has traditionally been viewed as a mark of failure and something to avoid, theCentre for Entrepreneurs’ recent…

Management Today: Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

Management Today: Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

19th May 2016

Management Today refers to Centre for Entrepreneurs research in an article about female angel investors: Women now represent one in seven angel investors in the UK, double the rate in 2008, according to the UK Business Angels Association and the…

City A.M: Entre-perp-neurs? Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save the UK economy a billion pounds

City A.M: Entre-perp-neurs? Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save the UK economy a billion pounds

18th May 2016

Our latest research, From inmates to entrepreneurs, is featured in City A.M. Training prisoners to become entrepreneurs could save the nation more than a billion pounds and reduce the likelihood of reoffending, a new report claims. Introducing entrepreneur training for…

Huffington Post: How Prison Entrepreneurship Could Break the Cycle of Reoffending and Save Taxpayers Billions

Huffington Post: How Prison Entrepreneurship Could Break the Cycle of Reoffending and Save Taxpayers Billions

18th May 2016

Our Lead Researcher, Maximilian Yoshioka writes for the Huffington Post about our new report From inmates to entrepreneurs: Despite the fact that reoffending by ex-prisoners costs the government and wider society at least £4.5 billion a year, success in reducing…

Economia: Promoting entrepreneurship in prisons could save £1.4bn a year and limit reoffending, study says

Economia: Promoting entrepreneurship in prisons could save £1.4bn a year and limit reoffending, study says

17th May 2016

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ From inmates to entrepreneurs report is covered in Economia: The UK could save up to £1.4bn a year through reduced reoffending if it introduced more entrepreneurship programmes into the nation’s prisons, according to a new report…

Business Matters: Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save £1.4 billion per annum

Business Matters: Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save £1.4 billion per annum

17th May 2016

Our latest report From inmates to entrepreneurs is covered in Business Matters: The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) – the think tank for entrepreneurs – has released a report detailing the appetite and propensity for entrepreneurship among prisoners. The report concludes…

Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save the UK £1.4 billion annually

Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save the UK £1.4 billion annually

17th May 2016

Our latest report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, is featured in Quartz. What if, instead of lamenting the high unemployment rates for people released from prison, society gave ex-offenders the chance to start their own businesses? A new report from the Centre…

Richard Branson: Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save £1.4 billion per year

Richard Branson: Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save £1.4 billion per year

17th May 2016

Richard Branson writes about our latest publication, ‘From inmates to entrepreneurs: how prison entrepreneurship can break the cycle of reoffending’: I’ve often wondered how societies can build a criminal justice system that finds the right balance between punishment and rehabilitation…