The changing role of the venture capitalist

Jan 18, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to William Draper, the author of "The Startup Game," which explains how the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is vital to the success of the American economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

ITT splits into three companies

Jan 12, 2011
Manufacturing conglomerate ITT announced today that it's splitting into three separate companies, focusing on aerospace and defense, industrial products and water management. Bob Moon explains why the decision to split a large conglomerate can be a good idea.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Mergers and Acquisitions

Geithner to discuss corporate tax rate with executives

Jan 7, 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to meet with executives to discuss the current business tax rate -- right now, a high 35 percent. It'll be an important discussion, reports David Gura.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Taxes

Venture capitalists expected to back more startups in 2011

Dec 22, 2010
Promising startups in technology and research and development are expected to get more support next year.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

'Anatolian Tigers' attribute success to Turkish government

Dec 14, 2010
Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Turkey say that the pro-business policies of the Turkish government are helping them grow and succeed. But you won't find as many ostentatious displays of wealth here.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Can start-ups help the economy?

Nov 22, 2010
Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman takes a look at whether start-ups can help add jobs to the economy, especially in the face of outsourcing.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Private-to-public IPOs threaten venture capitalism

Nov 19, 2010
The new GM enters the stock exchange today, but it's just one of many new IPOs coming from formerly private companies. As Mitchell Hartman reports, this may not be helping entrepreneurship or job creation.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Wall Street

Entrepreneurship is changing the future of global business

Nov 15, 2010
As the U.S. faces ever-greater competition from abroad, the need for global entrepreneurship has never been greater. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Start-up investing slow to come back

Oct 15, 2010
One of the most important sources of jobs going forward will be start-ups -- developing everything from new software and Internet tools, to more efficient batteries and life-saving drugs. But investment in start-ups has fallen sharply since before the recession, and it's taking a while to come back. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

New 'venture accelerator' coming soon to Michigan

Oct 6, 2010
The University of Michigan is starting a new, super-charged business incubator. Researchers and venture capitalists and for-profit companies will both set up at the "venture accelerator," so collaboration can happen during R&D instead of after.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship