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‘A great black book’: how to exploit contacts for global success

‘A great black book’: how to exploit contacts for global success

22nd December 2016

Our report on serial entrepreneurship is mentioned in the next installment of a Guardian mini-series inspired by the CFE’s research. Drive and determination are vital for an entrepreneur to succeed. Serial entrepreneurs, those that launch more than one business, often…

UK prison entrepreneurship programme gets the go-ahead

UK prison entrepreneurship programme gets the go-ahead

28th November 2016

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ upcoming prison entrepreneurship programme at HMP Ranby is featured in an article on startups.co.uk UK prisoners are to get training to become entrepreneurs in the first ever programme of its kind, led by the Centre for Entrepreneurs…

How to turn a gangster into an entrepreneur

How to turn a gangster into an entrepreneur

9th September 2016

Celebrated entrepreneur and founder of Roast restaurant Iqbal Wahhab cites our latest report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, in his article for the IB Times.  A recent report by the London-based Centre for Entrepreneurs found that 79% of prisoners they surveyed wanted to run…

Are you ready to do the time – with an ex-con fitness trainer?

Are you ready to do the time – with an ex-con fitness trainer?

2nd September 2016

The Centre for Entrepreneurs’ lead researcher Maximilian Yoshioka was quoted on our recent report, From inmates to entrepreneurs, in an article for OZY That said, the path from ex-con to entrepreneur is seen as the best route for avoiding recidivism, according to “From…

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…