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We are excited to unveil the new Centre for Entrepreneurs brand. After merging CFE and the New Entrepreneurs Foundation 18 months ago, today we rename the charity as the Centre for Entrepreneurs and refresh our branding to better reflect our mission.
As the UK’s leading entrepreneurship foundation, we work to make the country more entrepreneurial. Our activities are grouped under four pillars:
- Delivering entrepreneurial development programmes;
- Researching the state of entrepreneurship and how to unlock potential in neglected groups;
- Building thriving entrepreneurial communities;
- Engaging and informing policy makers and the public.
Visit our new, unified website to learn more: centreforentrepreneurs.org
- Two-thirds of small businesses say government is not on their side (City AM covers CPS polling)
- Co-founders are fighting so much that nearly half are forced to leave the startup (Elite Business covers Fuel Ventures research)
- Social mobility in UK ‘virtually stagnant’ since 2014 (Guardian covers Social Mobility Commission report)
- Mishcon de Reya launches programme for early-stage startups (UK Tech News)
- British exports hit a record high, according to new official data (gov.uk)
- The simple tax reform that would help small business thrive (James Heywood, senior researcher, Centre for Policy Studies)
- Backing enterprise is the way to show Britain means business (Liz Truss MP, chief secretary to the treasury)
- Let libraries help turn your business idea into reality (Roly Keating, chief executive, British Library)
- Small cities for startups: Can entrepreneurs enjoy big success in small places? (Dane Stanger, president & chief policy officer, Startup Genome)
- The Mittelstand vs Silicon Valley: Which model of entrepreneurship is most relevant for post-Brexit Britain? (Prof Stephen Roper, director, Enterprise Research Centre)
- Our towns have not been ‘left behind’; they have been actively excluded(Becca Antink, researcher, Royal Society of Arts)
- How to attract startups and tech companies to a city without relying on tax breaks (Jeffrey Bussgang, senior lecturer, HBS and general partner, Flybridge Capital Partners, Craig Montuori, co-founder and exec director, Global EIR Collective, and William Brah, founder and director, UMass Venture Development Centre)
- Fast Company: Uber and the doublespeak at the heart of Silicon Valley
- Harvard Business Review: Is your corporate culture cultish?
- CBInsights: 298 startup failure post-mortems
- Economist: How China forged self-made female billionaires