February 2014 Archives
The JOBS Act legislation created by Congress in April 2012 was supposed to help American startups and entrepreneurs gain traction quickly. The idea was simple: use the power of the Internet to "increase American job creation and economic growth by providing access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies." Ironically, the rules for implementation written by the Securities and Exchange Commission reflect a pre-Internet world.
On Wednesday, February 12, KNOCK, Inc. hosted the inaugural SPUR event in collaboration with The Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. The first of a series of events dedicated to helping women students connect with prominent women business leaders in the metro. It gave women students a chance to explore career paths other than large corporations and soak up advice about seeking out jobs and internships.
This morning, Minnesota Cup hosted its second 101 Series event. Entrepreneurs and local business leaders came to glean knowledge on the topic of accounting from some of the experts in the field as well as a seasoned entrepreneur. Held at the Carlson School of Management, the event helped listeners understand why accounting is the language of business.