2014 Social Innovation Relay Winners


What do malaria-fighting mosquito traps, a hydro-bucket that can reintroduce plant life to arid regions and urban-exploration mobile apps have in common?

Bright young minds have been hard at work coming up with these creative ideas.

Freeport-McMoRan Sponsors the Amungme Gold Coffee Cooperative

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September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has sponsored a coffee farmer collective in Papua, Indonesia since 2000. For 14 years Amungme Gold coffee has been farmed and processed by indigenous Amungme farmers under the guidance of Freeport’s entrepreneur business program to meet growing demand from consumers.

The Amungme Gold Cooperative has 109 coffee farmers working on coffee plantations spread over an area of 42 hectares located in four high plains communities near the PT Freeport Indonesia operations.

Enactus Students Spread Entrepreneurship With Chicks

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Fledglings or future earnings, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Azerbaijan saw a way to make refugees self-sufficient. They provided 10 families with 200 chicks. Exposure to entrepreneurship extended to neighbors and relatives, infusing the community with new skills. Each family in the program ended up earning $640 in net profit.

Change The World For A Day: "What Matters"?

World Merit Day 2014 sees global activist icon Malala Yousafzai headline a menu of truly inspirational speakers at the 'What Matters' conference.

Where Do You See Opportunity?


At the heart of entrepreneurship is the ability to see opportunity where it might not be immediately obvious. Whether it’s harnessing the sun’s energy to produce clean drinking water or transforming discarded shipping containers into housing solutions for the homeless, Enactus students demonstrate that entrepreneurial action can be a powerful catalyst for enabling greater human progress.

WVEC Small Business Competition Announces Women Veteran Entrepreneur Awardees

Select Entrepreneurs to Participate in Business Accelerator Program Aimed to Help Grow their Businesses and Strengthen Their Local Economies
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New York City, NY, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Select women veteran entrepreneurs have been chosen as Awardees of the Women Veteran Entrepreneur (WVEC) small business competition for women organized by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs.

SmallBizDev Hackathons to Engage Developers to Solve Technological Challenges for Small Business Owners

Capital One Spark Business Presents Hackathons Administered by CFSI & D2D in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York
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MCLEAN, VA, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Small business owners could soon find the perfect app to help them manage their business and improve their competitiveness thanks to a series of hackathons planned throughout the country this year. 

Three Children International Youth Selected as Finalists for the CYFI Youth Award in the Category of Entrepreneurship

Children International Youth Will Attend the 2014 CYFI Youth Meeting at the United Nations and UNICEF Headquarters to Address Financial Inclusion and Economic Citizenship for Children and Youth
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Kansas City, MO, May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Three Children International youth have been selected as finalists for the Children & Youth Finance International (CYFI) Youth Award in the category of Entrepreneurship. Two of these youth will travel to New York City on May 21-23 to participate in the CYFI Youth Meeting at the United Nations and UNICEF headquarters.

DRW Employees Coach Students on Building a Business Plan


DRW employees once again donated their time, knowledge, and office space to coach students from the Chicago Tech Academy on how to build a business plan. The event was organized by the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) - an organization DRW has long worked with to inspire students with more than just entrepreneurial dreams, but an actual business plan.


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