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A new development project wants to nurture millennial leaders

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Seeking the Leaders4Tomorrow The Upstate Business Journal and QLI International have joined forces for a special leadership development project for leaders from the millennial generation. QLI International LLC is an Upstate business consultancy focusing on two business needs: leadership development and strategy development.  The next big generation The millennial generation…

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Driving to the Exit

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Selling your business means knowing why someone would want to acquire it The dream of many entrepreneurs as well as their employees and investors is building a business to a point where it can be sold. We have all read the stories and seen the movies, which portray the college…

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From startup to scale-up

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“Scaling up is vastly harder than starting up,” said Daniel Isenberg, professor and founder of the Babson Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Project. “Starting up a venture is just the first baby step on a long hard trudge to scale up.” When we launched UCAN in the spring of 2008 to invest in…

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A midyear ecosystem review

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How is our state doing so far in 2016 in attracting startups? As we cross the halfway point of 2016, it’s the perfect time to take a brief look back at the state of our area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and assess our competitiveness in attracting and supporting high-impact startups. Ten years…

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