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Seven EEUK members share their news

Seven EEUK members share their news | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
This month we have news of enterprise and entrepreneurship education from seven of our member organisations. Read on to find out how they are working with their students, graduates and the business community.
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5 inspiring young British entrepreneurs - Real Business

5 inspiring young British entrepreneurs - Real Business | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

Whether it's food or football, here are Britain's most successful young entrepreneurs that have started making millions from a ripe age.

 

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RSA - The Power of Small

RSA - The Power of Small | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
This phenomenon throws up a number of important questions. What ‘types’ of microbusinesses are becoming more commonplace? What has caused the large increase in recent years? And what effect are they having on the economy and wider society? In a bid to answer these, the RSA and Etsy have launched a new project, The Power of Small, which will seek to better understand this changing community.
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New data on entrepreneurship: what are the key trends? : RSA blogs

New data on entrepreneurship: what are the key trends? : RSA blogs | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
Last month saw the release of the latest data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, a major annual international survey of entrepreneurial behaviours and attitudes. What makes this dataset so powerful is the size of the sample (2,000+ people respond in the UK alone) and the fact that the data goes back over 10 years. It also has an extensive set of questions that touch on feelings and attitudes not covered elsewhere. So it’s worth a gander if you’re interested in enterprise, small business and other things of that ilk.
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Creating Innovators: The making of young people who will change the world

Creating Innovators: The making of young people who will change the world | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
More than just a book about innovation, Creating Innovators is itself innovative. Acclaimed filmmaker Robert A. Compton, has produced more than 60 original videos, embedded in the book through QR codes, that expand on key ideas through interviews with young innovators, their parents, teachers, mentors, and senior executives from some of the world’s most innovative companies.
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How higher education is killing entrepreneurial thinking  

How higher education is killing entrepreneurial thinking    | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, at the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Conference, I took part in a panel discussion on the subject of preparing our future workforce for entrepreneurial thinking.

The first question I received on the panel was “how are we doing as a community of entrepreneurship educators in preparing this future workforce?”

I was quiet for a few seconds. Frankly, I was nervous about what would happen if I said the first thing that came to my mind.  I prepared myself to get booed off the stage and said, “I think we’re doing a terrible job. In fact, I think that we are actually killing innovative and entrepreneurial thinking through the classes that we teach.” 

 

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Our Grant Funding | RBS Inspiring Enterprise

Our Grant Funding | RBS Inspiring Enterprise | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
We are looking to support organisations that are helping women on their enterprise journey. This might be helping them to set up in business, delivering enterprise education, innovative networking events, developing entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, and more. We will be open to applications twice a year for the annual funding pot of £500,000.
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The Nueva Design Institute - Design Thinking

The Nueva Design Institute - Design Thinking | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
At Nueva's world-renowned Innovation Lab (I-Lab), created in partnership with IDEO and Stanford's d.school, hundreds of visitors from around the world have asked, "How can we implement Design Thinking in our schools?"


For five years, we have pioneered the teaching of design thinking to students. We are experts at creating hands-on, project-based, design thinking curricula. Come learn from experienced educators how to implement a similar program at your school.

 

DESIGN THINKING INFOGRAPHIC:

http://designthinking.nuevaschool.org/dt-diagram

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New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship

New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

First-time digital format features dozens of essays, interviews, photos and videos by Foundation leaders, associates and experts...

 

The 2015 Kauffman Thoughtbook, released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, captures thoughts, ideas and discoveries made by Foundation leaders, partners and other experts about how education and entrepreneurship are driving growth and progress in the economy and our increasingly global society

 

http://www.kauffman.org/thoughtbook2015/starting-our-course

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16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year

Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts on entrepreneurship and leadership are absolute must-reads.
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RBS Inspiring Enterprise - Women in Business

RBS Inspiring Enterprise - Women in Business | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
We now have over 200 Women in Business Specialists across the UK, and their role is to be the centre of excellence for womens' enterprise. We equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to really help women achieve their ambitions. The Women in Business accreditation programme is accredited by The Chartered Banker Institute (The Chartered Banker Institute is the trading name of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland) and certified by everywoman.
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Inspiring Youth Enterprise | RBS

Inspiring Youth Enterprise | RBS | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

 

We want to work with organisations who share our aims. One of the practical ways we’re helping is by offering funding to not-for-profit organisations who work with young people to discover and explore enterprise. Each year we set aside £500,000 of funding and invite organisations to apply for funds by submitting their proposals on how they can help young people throughout the UK.

 

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OECD Entrepreneurship 360 - Shooting for the Moon: Good Practices in Local Youth Entrepreneurship Support

OECD Entrepreneurship 360 - Shooting for the Moon: Good Practices in Local Youth Entrepreneurship Support | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

A criteria list of good practice that can be read as a ‘tool’ to self-assess and re-orient current strategies, structures and practices in youth entrepreneurship support. Short descriptions of good practice initiatives from Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, the United States, and Ukraine provide useful guidance.

 
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Effectual thinking in entrepreneurship education

The workshop disseminated findings and the learning smartphone app for promoting effectual enterprise learning. Participants explored about how to incorporate more effectual approaches into teaching entrepreneurship and enterprise. 


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Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) - University of Birmingham

Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) - University of Birmingham | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
Ethnic minority businesses contribute an estimated £25 - £32* billion to the UK economy annually. The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) has transformed the 'perceptions' of ethnic minority entrepreneurs by working with business policy-makers and influential organisations to engage collaboratively with overlooked or disregarded business communities.
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Migrants behind one in seven UK companies

Migrants behind one in seven UK companies | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
Entitled ‘Migrant entrepreneurs: Building our businesses, creating our jobs’, the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank and financial technology company, DueDil, have sought to explore a neglected aspect of the immigration debate: the contribution of migrant entrepreneurs to the UK economy.
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Why the world needs women entrepreneurs

Why the world needs women entrepreneurs | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
Women’s empowerment will be front and centre in 2014 as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship. Increasingly, they recognise what organisations from the World Bank to Coca-Cola already know: that women are crucial to economic growth around the world.
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Entrepreneurship Education is Dead

Entrepreneurship Education is Dead | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
— Forget Ideas; Focus on Competence —A Near-Death Experience

 

This suggests that entrepreneurship training should move directly into subject fields — and away from business schools. To be sure, most business schools have little to teach students about entrepreneurship. Their curriculums are designed for managers working in large, established firms with proven business models. This is the opposite of entrepreneurship, where tiny, fragile teams struggle to find viable business models, as Steve Blank has eloquently pointed out.

 

How Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?
If sector-specific competency is the main requirement for entrepreneurship, what’s left to teach? Let me suggest several areas outside the scope of traditional curriculums, but deeply intertwined with starting new enterprises:

 

1. Design Thinking
Design thinking is an approach to defining and solving problems on behalf of users or customers. Though traditionally associated with art, architecture, industrial design, and similar fields, it is eminently applicable to enterprise-starting. Anyone who works for a living can benefit from mastering design thinking basics…[more]...

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Digital student project | Jisc

Digital student project | Jisc | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
Investigating the expectations of incoming students for technology provision in further and higher education.

 

We're asking:

How should institutions respond to students' changing expectations of their digital environment?What experiences at university prepare students to flourish in a digital world?What are institutions doing to engage students in dialogue about their learning environment and to gather intelligence about their changing needs?

 

FE consultation events

Between January and April 2015 we'll be running a series of national consultation events. For more information please visit the event pages:

Birmingham - 15 JanuaryManchester - 20 JanuaryBristol - 25 FebruaryEdinburgh - 4 MarchLondon - 25 MarchSwansea - 23 April

 

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RSA - Everyday Employers: Using behavioural insights to stimulate recruitment and growth among the self-employed

RSA - Everyday Employers: Using behavioural insights to stimulate recruitment and growth among the self-employed | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

The number of self-employed people has grown by 30 per cent since 2000, with the result that 1 in 7 of the workforce now answer to themselves. However, the vast majority of these new business owners have yet to recruit workers. Only 3 per cent of non-employers took on staff (and kept them) over the 5 year period from 2007-2012.

 

The report sets out a number of recommendations, including to:

Establish host employers – Housing associations, FE colleges and other local institutions should be encouraged to legally ‘host’ employees on behalf of business owners, and help them to manage back-end HR tasks. 

http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1549381/Everyday-Employers.pdf

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Women's Entrepreneurship Has Potential to Create Tailwind for Economic Growth | Kauffman.org

Women's Entrepreneurship Has Potential to Create Tailwind for Economic Growth | Kauffman.org | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
Female entrepreneurship, especially in high-growth fields, could be the catalyst for economic growth in America, according to a new Kauffman Foundation research report.

"Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship," released today to coincide with Women's Entrepreneurship Day during Global Entrepreneurship Week, suggests that accelerating female entrepreneurship could have the same positive effect on the U.S. economy that the large-scale entry of women into the labor force had during the 20th century.
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New UK support announced for ethnic minority entrepreneurs

New UK support announced for ethnic minority entrepreneurs | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it

 

Professors Monder Ram and Sara Carter discuss the economic contributions made by entrepreneurs from ethnic minorities in the UK, and announce the creation of a new Council to encourage this activity.

 

...we are pleased to announce the formal launch of the national Diversity and Inclusion Business Council. The Council will be hosted by the British Banking Association (BBA) and bring together leading entrepreneurs from ethnic minorities, academics and the banking sector to promote access to finance for ethnic minority and women-owned businesses.

 

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30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014 | GCG RESOURCES | Scoop.it
There has never been a more inspired generation of young Africans. These builders, innovators and risk takers are fervent in their resolve to transform the continent. They are solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, re-telling Africa’s stories, and writing the future.
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