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My guest is Victor Hwang, who organized the Right to Start movement that seeks to open doors for more people to become entrepreneurs and create an ecosystem in America that supports entrepreneurial activity. After many years leading entrepreneurship efforts at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Victor started his own organization built around the belief that becoming an entrepreneur is a fundamental right that anyone can exercise. In this episode, we talk about the four-decade decline in entrepreneurial activity in the US, how the pandemic has caused a spike in new businesses and why it can be a good time to get started. He also talks about a policy proposal that 5% of economic development funds, which usually go to support large companies, be instead redirected to supporting entrepreneurs. America -- and the world -- needs more people who try, who experiment, who start something that didn't already exist.

https://www.righttostart.org/

Transcript: https://makezine.com/2021/07/27/the-5-solution-for-right-to-start/
My guest is Victor Hwang, who organized the Right to Start movement that seeks to open doors for more people to become entrepreneurs and create an ecosystem in America that supports entrepreneurial activity. After many years leading entrepreneurship efforts at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Victor started his own organization built around the belief that becoming an entrepreneur is a fundamental right that anyone can exercise. In this episode, we talk about the four-decade decline in entrepreneurial activity in the US, how the pandemic has caused a spike in new businesses and why it can be a good time to get started. He also talks about a policy proposal that 5% of economic development funds, which usually go to support large companies, be instead redirected to supporting entrepreneurs. America -- and the world -- needs more people who try, who experiment, who start something that didn't already exist. https://www.righttostart.org/ Transcript: https://makezine.com/2021/07/27/the-5-solution-for-right-to-start/ read more read less

2 years ago #business, #cities, #economic, #economic_development, #entrepreneur, #entrepreneurship, #pandemic