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New Study Sheds Light on State of LGBT Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

More than one in three LGBT entrepreneurs funded or seeking funding are not “out” to investors

Startups founded by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) entrepreneurship community are at risk for discrimination, affecting where they locate their businesses, their ability to raise capital and how they build trust with investors, according to a new study from StartOut, a national non-profit organization that supports, educates and connects LGBT entrepreneurs.

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Global migration, ethnic diversity strengthen long-term economy of country, study finds

Public debate about the consequences of migration around the world, particularly the issues of illegal immigration to the U.S. and the ongoing flow of migrants to Europe from war-torn countries, tend to focus on the short-term economic impact like housing shortages and labor market issues.

But a new paper from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that receiving migration from a foreign country has a positive long-term effect on the ability of local firms to attract investment and interact economically with the migrants’ country of origin.

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Got One Minute? ‘Shark Tank’ to Hear Pitches at University of Chicago Booth School of Business June 14

Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to bring their dreams to fruition

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will host a casting call for the ABC TV Show “Shark Tank” at the school’s Hyde Park campus on Tuesday, June 14. It is the first time the reality show has come to the university in search of contestants.

Teams are allowed one minute to deliver a pitch, followed by a Q&A with the casting producers.

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