News tagged with entrepreneur

Canadian disability pioneer Vanier wins Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier, who founded a pioneering global network of residential communities for people with and without mental disabilities, on Wednesday won the 2015 Templeton Prize, which honours "entrepreneurs of the spirit".

dateMar 11, 2015 in Other
shares9 comments 0

Shedding light on solar power

Everyone wants to save energy, but not everyone knows where to start. Grid Resources, a startup based out of the Centre for Urban Energy's iCUE incubator, is developing a new website that seeks to help homeowners ...

dateNov 27, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
shares0 comments 0

Family financing is anything but foolish

Borrowing money from a family member or friend to start a business is often considered dangerous, both financially and emotionally, however new research conducted by an entrepreneurial expert at the University of Adelaide ...

dateOct 31, 2014 in Economics & Business
shares0 comments 0

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for surfing waves than the Web. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, ...

dateOct 22, 2014 in Business
shares0 comments 0

Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

A California judge's ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was ...

dateSep 19, 2014 in Other
shares0 comments 1

Entrepreneurs aren't overconfident gamblers

Leaving one's job to become an entrepreneur is inarguably risky. But it may not be the fear of risk that makes entrepreneurs more determined to succeed. A new study finds entrepreneurs are also concerned about what they might ...

dateSep 17, 2014 in Economics & Business
shares0 comments 0

Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe (Update)

If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot (5-meter) electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of the White ...

dateJun 18, 2014 in Other
shares0 comments 2