Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Women driving the surge in U.S. innovation

By GREGORY ZELLER // Almost 15 percent of Americans are launching or running a startup, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reports, the highest rate ever recorded in GEM’s 16 years of research. And the numbers get bigger from there: Twenty-four-million Americans are engaged in startup activities, with another 14 million running established small businesses. Optimism is also at a 16-year high – 51 percent of all Americans see good startup opportunities – and pessimism is inching down, with…