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“Virginia Tech researcher explores the role of immigrant entrepreneurship”

Originally posted in our June 2024 Top of Mind Newsletter. Virginia Tech’s Chunbei Wang’s research delves into the intricate dynamics of immigrant entrepreneurship in the United States, revealing that immigrants, driven by factors like economic opportunity and independence from potential discrimination, are significantly more likely than native-born citizens to embark on entrepreneurial ventures. Wang’s work highlights how microeconomic factors such as education and financial resources, alongside macroeconomic conditions and immigration policies, shape these decisions. Her work…

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“Amid VC Winter, Smaller Ecosystems Are Thriving”

Originally posted in our June 2024 Top of Mind Newsletter. In the article “Amid VC Winter, Smaller Ecosystems Are Thriving,” the focus shifts to the resilience and growth of local entrepreneurial ecosystems amidst a downturn in venture capital funding. The piece highlights how startups in diverse regions are thriving by leveraging community support, innovative thinking, and alternative funding sources. For followers of ELI’s work, this global trend underscores the vital role of community-based entrepreneurial support. It…

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“Lost Einsteins: The US may have missed out on millions of inventors”

Originally posted in our May 2024 Top of Mind Newsletter. The article “Lost Einsteins” from MIT’s Sloan School reveals that the U.S. may have missed out on millions of potential inventors due to unequal access to resources and opportunities. By fostering a more inclusive environment and nurturing diverse talent, we can unlock untapped innovation while also enabling self-empowerment for those communities that have previously been ignored in the space of entrepreneurship and innovation. This insight aligns…

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“Landmark study reveals number one factor impacting student learning”

Originally posted in our March 2024 Top of Mind Newsletter. In a review of 2,100 meta-analyses from over 40 years, Professor John Hattie has uncovered what he believes to be the main factors in improving student engagement. In his report, Hattie emphasizes the importance of shifting educational culture towards fostering excitement and engagement in both teachers and students. He highlights the critical role of high expectations and embracing diverse learning opportunities. Ultimately, he underscores the transformative…

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“Post-pandemic, our bored and disconnected teenagers need a whole lot more than high-dosage tutoring”

Originally posted in our March 2024 Top of Mind Newsletter. In her piece, “Post-pandemic, our bored and disconnected teenagers need a whole lot more than high-dosage tutoring,” Elina Alayeva writes for The Hechinger Report, discussing the crucial need to make the public high school system more relevant and meaningful for teenagers. This connection to the learning process, coupled with meaningful content, resonates with ELI’s belief in teaching people to think entrepreneurially as a solution to improving…

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