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14 SPARTANS TO ATTEND CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE UNIVERSITY MEETING Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Caleb Hoover, MSU Today, August 10, 2017) Ten teams, consisting of 14 Spartans, have been selected to attend this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting at Northeastern University in Boston.

Michigan State University undergraduate and graduate students have commitments in the areas of peace and human rights, environment and climate change, education and poverty alleviation.

Determining the “What, Why and How” of the Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Conversation with VentureWell’s Phil Weilerstein and Thema Monroe-White Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(venturewell.com, March 21, 2017) The concept of the Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) is gaining traction within higher education. There is a growing community focused on developing courses, trainings, workshops, degree programs, and minors that foster EM as well as research around the the best way to define, measure, and assess its impact. There’s a growing consensus that it is feasible and desirable to engage students in experiences that develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and that doing so will  better prepare them for success.

First MSU Affiliated Student-Run Business Focuses on Land Grant Roots Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Jonathan LeBlanc, The State News, April 27, 2017) Land  Grant Goods which was founded by environmental studies and sustainability sophomore Alex Marx and education senior Bethany Kogut, sells honey and herbal teas with the hope of producing jam and cosmetics.

Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment, or RISE, director Laurie Thorpe said the name of Land Grant Goods came from her veteran experiences with being a part of several land grant institutions.

Getting Your Head in the Game for Fund Raising Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Mark Suster, bothsidesofthetable.com, April 23, 2017) When you run a startup you’re always on borrowed time. You have cash in the bank, a monthly burn rate and a “cash out” date that few in the company truly comprehend. I’ve never met a founder who wasn’t acutely aware of his or her ticking time bomb and the sense that failure and humiliation is a real possibility. It’s why so few can really start a business from scratch. It’s the ultimate in accountability and public judgment.

Student Debt And Millennial Entrepreneurs: ‘Don’t Ever Underestimate Your Sweat Equity’ Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Doug Sears, benzinga.com, March 26, 2017) The millennial workforce embodies a pioneering mindset, seeing entrepreneurship as an idealized career path, according to recent studies. While data suggests many millennials feel entrepreneurial and aspire to start their own businesses, few do. Business owners under age 30 are small in number — 65 percent smaller than the same age group in the 1980s.

The decrease in business owners under 30 and the increase in business owner aspirations for the same group comes down to an issue of versatility, according to Neil Kane, director of undergraduate entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.

Slow Start for Businesses Makes for a Strong Finish Circle with Right Arrow Icon

(Alexis Downie, Spartan News Room, February 21, 2017) It is a Monday evening around 5 p.m. and Turner Street is very quiet. A few cars are passing by on the road. The Lamb’s Gate Antique shop owner is locking his door. There are scattered street wanderers, but the heart of little Old Town seems empty. Unlike most towns in the area, this is the norm for Old Town. Particularly on Mondays when many of the businesses are closed. In other places this may seem something out of the ordinary, however, Old Town is far from ordinary.