1776 Challenge Cup: Emerging Legal Issues for Social Entrepreneurs

In the scheme of things, social entrepreneurship — the practice of pursuing opportunity while actively “tak[ing] into account a positive return to society” — is quite new. It should come as no surprise, then, that new and existing legal structures can both help and hinder the mission-driven entrepreneur. Arent Fox LLP hosts a panel discussion … Read More …

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Less than nothing: student debt, risk, and small business dreams

Today, we’re releasing BUS305: Small Business Management on our iTunes U channel. And that got us thinking: variations on the word “entrepreneur” show up 137 times. But entrepreneurship doesn’t come easy, and it doesn’t come cheap. Back in April, our trustee, Michael Saylor, shared some of his thoughts on getting started in business: “You could call … Read More …

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Release: A change in leadership, a new addition, and commitment to innovate

Yesterday afternoon, we officially announced the change in status for former Foundation Director Alana Harrington, who will now lead our Advisory Board. We also welcomed about Lou Pugliese as Saylor Fellow and Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Lou has serious technology chops (see the release for details), and is going to help us not only stay on course but … Read More …

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Spirit of Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

The Saylor Foundation was proud to serve as a Champion Partner for the 2013 Spirit of Innovation Challenge produced by the Conrad Foundation and its partners. The Challenge “invites high school students…to develop innovative products to help solve global and local problems while supporting global sustainability.” From just twenty finalist teams, four winners emerged in … Read More …

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