Archive for category Capitalism

Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program Launched

As anticipated, the Canadian Government has launched its Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program (IIVC).  This was originally announced in December of 2014.  The program opened at the end of January. Unfortunately, the Academic Entrepreneur has not been blogging at the usual pace. Apologies are in order. Essentially, here is how The IIVC works:  High Net Worth Individuals […]

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Stiglitz Challenge to Higher Education in Scotland – Overview of Talk in Edinburgh

This blog article was published by The Bella Calendonia blog on the 30th of August, 2014.   Stiglitz enlightened challenge to Scottish Education BY BELLACALEDONIA on AUGUST 30, 2014 • ( 8 ) By Douglas Robertson Last week Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, set out the case for public, not private funding of tertiary education […]

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Scotland Decides: Currency Debate Is Sparse on Imagination

Through Jo Young of the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club https://twitter.com/Joysci I followed Twitter to an article from a publication called “The Conversation” on “Scotland Decides ’14: The Conversation Expert Panel”. There are a series of online debates to be posted. The first one, much to my chagrin, was on the currency issue. If these end up […]

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History of American Capitalism – St. Patricks Day 2014

Cornell University has launched a new MOOC “A History of American Capitalism  History 1514x” on CornellX. While I have not taken the course yet and thus can’t recommend it per se, I would guess that its quite good, and those interested can register for it now. The course starts on St. Patrick’s Day: 17 March 2014. […]

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