Posts by Maximilian Yoshioka

Closing the gap between graduates’ entrepreneurial ambition and action

Closing the gap between graduates’ entrepreneurial ambition and action

27th April 2017

University graduates are behind many of today’s most successful and innovative companies. With the knowledge, skills and contacts they acquire at university, graduates are especially likely to found the innovative, disruptive startups that are integral to economic success in the

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From asylum seeker to job creator: despite what populists think, refugees could “make our societies great again”

From asylum seeker to job creator: despite what populists think, refugees could “make our societies great again”

10th February 2017

As the legal battle rages on around Donald Trump’s chaotic travel ban and moratorium on refugees – not to mention last year’s “Breaking Point” poster depicting an EU overwhelmed by a flood of asylum seekers – you could be forgiven

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The Centre for Entrepreneurs at the Startup Nations Summit 2016

The Centre for Entrepreneurs at the Startup Nations Summit 2016

25th November 2016

This year, the Centre for Entrepreneurs was honoured to attend – for the second year running – the Startup Nations Summit (SNS), hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). The SNS brings together start-up community leaders and policymakers from around

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Entrepreneurship is key to prison reform – so why doesn’t government get it?

Entrepreneurship is key to prison reform – so why doesn’t government get it?

11th November 2016

Partly addressing the doubts surrounding her commitment to prison reform, last week Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss unveiled a new White Paper setting out her ambitious vision for a 21st century prison estate. But although the paper makes

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Jacob Hill’s astonishing journey from entrepreneur to prisoner and back again

Jacob Hill’s astonishing journey from entrepreneur to prisoner and back again

3rd October 2016

Jacob Hill is an award-winning Yorkshire based entrepreneur who founded The Lazy Camper, a company that specialises in camping gear for festivals, in 2011 while studying at Huddersfield University. Plaudits for Hill and his company included Lloyds TSB’ “Best Start

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A “third-way” employment status could save the gig economy

A “third-way” employment status could save the gig economy

22nd August 2016

As anyone following the news over the past week will know, food delivery start-up Deliveroo has been involved in a heated battle with its “employees” over a new compensation deal introduced by the company. Under the proposed arrangement, Deliveroo drivers

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What sets serial entrepreneurs apart? Our latest report attempts to find out

What sets serial entrepreneurs apart? Our latest report attempts to find out

2nd March 2016

Who are the UK’s serial entrepreneurs, why do they matter, and what sets them apart from one-time founders? The Centre for Entrepreneurs latest report – Beyond the first business: the myths, risks and rewards of being a serial entrepreneur –

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Do we have a productivity problem? Entrepreneurs might disagree

Do we have a productivity problem? Entrepreneurs might disagree

23rd February 2016

While the discussion around the UK’s lagging productivity statistics drags on, entrepreneurs have been busy creating the the innovative products and services that have transformed our lives over the past several decades. Have we exaggerated the impact of these innovations,

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From inmates to entrepreneurs

From inmates to entrepreneurs

29th January 2016

How to end the unvirtuous cycle? In the UK and elsewhere, identifying how to successfully reintegrate ex-offenders and prevent them from re-offending is a major challenge. While ­– at least in the public mind – the main goal of imprisonment

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How entrepreneurial was the UK in 2015?

How entrepreneurial was the UK in 2015?

11th January 2016
How entrepreneurial was the UK in 2015? Thanks to new figures analysed by StartUp Britain and the Centre for Entrepreneurs, we know the answer: more than ever. Using official data from Companies House on the number of businesses incorporated in

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