The entrepreneur is the new rock star! The appeal of Silicon Valley – romanticised by Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk – might have played a part, but there is more to it than that!
Job creation driver
Twenty years ago, almost all technology startups were created in startup ecosystems like Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. Today, entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon, with startup ecosystems rapidly emerging all over the world.
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Tel Aviv, Singapore, to name just a few – an interconnected, global startup landscape is taking shape. Entrepreneurship is on the political agenda as a driver of growth and job creation.
And there are good reasons why. A recent Kauffman Foundation study demonstrated that high-growth startups were responsible for all net new job creation in the United States between 2000 and 2010.
Millennials taking over
Studies show that up to 70 percent of the Millennial Generation have the desire to start their own company, rather than work in the traditional business environment.
What, then, is sparking this urge to set out and start up? Is it the rock star appeal? It might have played a part, yet surveys show that the tough job market, the chance to make a positive impact, and the integration of work and life are the primary reasons.
In a study, 85 percent of millennials said it was important to them to work for a socially responsible or ethical company, and 64 percent said that it is a priority for them to make the world a better place.
Furthermore, by 2020, almost half of the global workforce will be made up out of millennials. I like the sound of that if we are going to find solutions to the current and future challenges of an increasingly complex world.
Tinder speaks the truth
If you are still doubting the appeal of the entrepreneur, let Tinder guide you. The company behind the popular dating app recently released global statistics gathered from the relentless swiping. For men, the most sexy job title is … drumroll … pilot, with doctor coming in second and entrepreneur coming in third. For women the title of entrepreneur comes in fourth. Not too bad!
So, what are you waiting for? The future is yours; make your passion and dream come true. Become an entrepreneur today and start getting more matches on Tinder tomorrow!