Speaking Startup: What gives, millennial entrepreneurs?

Millennials aren’t unfamiliar with criticism. Other generations say they’re narcissistic, need constant validation and overspend on avocado toast.

A critique less frequently leveled against the generation is its lack of entrepreneurial inclination. But some research published by the Small Business Administration suggests millennials are the least entrepreneurial generation in a century.

On this week’s podcast, we dig into that idea, looking at some of the numbers on entrepreneurship by generation and exploring the gap between millennials’ desire and ability to start a business.

Plus, with economic fallout from the coronavirus forcing late cuts to Missouri’s 2021 budget, the Missouri Technology Corp. stands to lose $1 million in state funding. We discuss the latest in series of funding cuts over the last few years could mean for the private-public partnership and its efforts to support technology entrepreneurs in the state.


The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs. Find more Speaking Startup on our website or wherever you get podcasts.


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