A former classmate of mine had a senior management position with one of the Fortune 100 companies, but he left it for a small startup company. I thought it appropriate to start a thread on Entrepreneurship. http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Entrepreneurship.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrepreneurship http://www.entrepreneurship.gov/ http://www.kauffman.org/ http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/ Which brings me to - IdeaLab. http://www.idealab.com/about_idealab/ Additional startup support comes from other companies and institutions like Google or VC companies. Small companies and entrepreneurs drive the economy.