Since the end of the Great Recession, most policy makers have focused on boosting jobs and job opportunities. Yet just as important, if not more so, has been the deterioration in the entrepreneurial spirit and mindset. Last year, the Brookings Institute, Gallup and the Kauffman Foundation warned in separate reports about the decline of American company formation. While American startups tend to create domestic jobs, established companies tend to add them overseas. Therefore, as the rate in which entrepreneurs are building businesses at home declines, so does the number of job opportunities. Read More.
More than 30 speakers— world-class professionals and leaders— will share their stories, teachings and advice in three main areas: Mindset and Mindfulness, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Read more.
Nashville is world famous for its music industry, which boasts an economic impact of some $10 billion on the city and its surrounding region each year. But perhaps what’s even more impressive is its thriving health-care scene, which nearly quadruples that stat.
Health care is a major part of the Nashville ecosystem, with a $38.8 billion impact on the regional economy in 2014 and a slew of publicly traded health-care companies operating out of the city, including the Hospital Corporation of America, according to the Nashville Health Care Council. However, newer start-ups are also laying down roots in the music city. Read more.
According to the Kauffman Foundation, new businesses (those less than five years old) are responsible for nearly all net job creation in America. And businesses less than one year old have created an average of 1.5 million jobs per year for the last three decades. Read More.
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, millennials are optimistic (despite events like 9/11 and the great recession that have punctuated their lives), they’re caring and community-oriented despite the copious use of a solitary activity such as social media, and they’re eager entrepreneurs, even when they’re often laden with college debt that has forced them to continue living at home after graduation. Read more.