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Cisco BIG Awards: Calling All UK Entrepreneurs

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By Tom Kneen

It’s incredible to think that we are only a month away from closing entries for this year’s BIG Awards. This is the second BIG Awards competition we have run in the UK since the British Innovation Gateway programme was announced in January 2011 by Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers and Prime Minister David Cameron.

GE and StartUp Health Select 13 Companies For Its Three Year Health Entrepreneurship Program

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Back in January, TechCrunch reported that GE would be partnering up with healthtech startup incubator StartUp Health and selecting 13 consumer healthcare startups (originally 10) to participate in a three year program de

International Women’s Day: A Jordanian Entrepreneur’s Impact on Education, the Workforce, and Society

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By Tae Yoo

This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post on March 7, 2013.

Today, I would like to reflect on the progress women are making in the global economy by highlighting the work of one woman who has been a source of inspiration for many: Randa Ayoubi. Randa is a woman entrepreneur from Jordan who had a dream of enhancing the lives of children by raising educational standards through multimedia learning.

New Collaboration to Invest Over USD 3 Million to Help Create Jobs for Youth in Tunisia

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TUNIS, 27 November 2012 /3BL Media/ - A new collaboration announced today at the International Conference on Productive Work for Youth in Tunisia and the Middle East and North Africa region will invest some USD 3.3 million in fostering sustainable employment opportunities for young people in Tunisia.

Student Entrepreneurs from India Win Intel Award for Green Innovation

Intel Foundation Awards $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.

Reaching Those Who Need it the Most: The Challenges of Effective Entrepreneurship Programs

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by Michael Thacker

There are more than seven billion of us, spread across every continent. We live in cities, towns, villages, hamlets and in the far-flung dots on the map. We all need the same things– access to safe water and food, educational opportunities, secure housing, etc. – and governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses have been trying for years to most effectively reach people with programs to fill the gaps.

More Than Half of U.S. Women Veteran Business Owners Say Their Leadership Experience in the Military Inspired Them to Start Their Own Business

Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and Capital One Launch Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps to Help Women Vets Accelerate the Growth of Their Small Businesses
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McLean, Va., October 23, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Forty-six percent of U.S. women veteran business owners say that being a business owner has helped them transition to civilian life after military service, according to a new survey released today by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence and Capital One Financial Corporation. More than half (55 percent) of women vets said it was their leadership experience in the military that inspired them to start their own business, according to the survey.  

Microbusiness Leadership Program to be Launched by the Aspen Institute and Capital One

Capital One-funded pilot program will support emerging leaders: Program is accepting applications Oct. 22-Nov. 9
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