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Expanding Our Global Collaboration with PayPal

By Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
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In 2017–18, we’ll continue our work with PayPal, running FinTech investment-readiness programs in the US, Latin America, India and for the first time — sub-Saharan Africa

For the past three years, we’ve collaborated with PayPal to support entrepreneurs around the world that are working on improving financial health. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re continuing and expanding that collaboration and we’re kicking off our 2017–2018 schedule with a summer program for American entrepreneurs.

Why Small Business Matters

Amit Mathradas, General Manager and Head of Small Business NA, PayPal
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Small businesses mean more than just your favorite sandwich or the best coffee you’ve had since 2002. They bring commerce to local communities, drive innovation and contribute to the global marketplace as well. In fact, more than half of all employees in the US are employed by 28 million small businesses.
 
It’s not an understatement to say that small businesses are the lifeblood of the US economy. Small businesses matter.
 

Bringing Resources to Bear to Improve Global Health

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At Pfizer, we believe our business and societal missions are the same: ensuring all individuals everywhere have access to quality medicines, vaccines and health care, and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. Every day, we strive to use our full resources – our people, products and funding – to find new ways to positively impact the health of people around the world and across their lifespan.

Sustainable Brands Set to Debut Innovative Model for Conference Collaboration

The Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit will foster creative dialogue between attendees and brands including Ford, Amazon, Whirlpool and more
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/– Sustainable Brands® is evolving the concept of the traditional conference expo into a collaborative environment packed with tools, solutions and breakthrough ideas to be generated on the spot by the attending crowd.

Creating Bricks and Benches Out of Medical Waste

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There’s no way around it: researching and manufacturing life-saving medicines and vaccines produces waste. At GSK, we are changing our manufacturing processes to cut in half the amount of operational waste we generate by 2020, and shifting our perceptions to see waste as a potential resource.

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Values-Aligned Collaboration Unleashing Financial Health

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Many organizations are throwing aside the “go-it-alone” mentality in favor of working together to address complex challenges and scale their innovations.
 
Increasingly, collaboration can be a competitive advantage for FinTech startups focused on improving the financial health of underserved consumers and small businesses. And as more innovators and startups consider partnership as a path to scale, it’s especially important to think about mission and values alignment as a key factor for success.
 

Sustainable Brands Seeks Entrepreneurs for Startup Business Competition

Innovation Open calls for submissions from socially and environmentally conscious ventures to compete at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently opened submissions for its internationally recognized startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO).

Climate Change and Women’s Rights: The Opportunity for Action

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by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation

Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!

Macomb Innovation Fund Awards $225,000 to Five Detroit-area Technology Startups

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WARREN, Mich., January 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Five early-stage companies from Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will receive $225,000 in funding from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, Powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Since July 2015, the Macomb Innovation Fund has awarded $1.4 million to 24 companies, which have garnered $3.5 million in follow-on funding.  These companies have also created internships or learning opportunities for nearly 340 Macomb Community College students which is a requirement to receive funding.

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