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Risks, Rewards, and More: Booz Allen Interviews Women Startup Founders on Facebook Live

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What path did a classical ballet major follow to create a digital platform that now serves 10 million students and teachers? How did a self-described “fitness fanatic and health nerd” use experiences from private equity, Wall Street, and retail in her own wellness company?
 

Gifts from SunTrust Foundations to Launch Idea Accelerator

SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Trusteed Foundations enhance student entrepreneurial opportunities at UGA
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ATHENS, Ga., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A $500,000 gift from the SunTrust Foundation and the SunTrust Trusteed Foundations will support the University of Georgia’s Entrepreneurship Program. The gift will help launch a student incubator/accelerator space and provide support for the student-led UGA Kickstart Fund.

African Financial Technology Startups Move Beyond Payment Services

By Jake Bright, TechCrunch
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If mobile money was the first phase in the development of digital finance in Africa, the next phase of digital financial services on the continent will focus on lending, insurance and wealth management.

In “Beyond Payments: The Next Generation of Fintech Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa,” the venture capital firm Village Capital, and their reporting partner, PayPal, tip their hat to M-Pesa and mobile money in Africa, but say that there’s a wave of innovation still to come.

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Getting a Look at the Green Technologies of the Future

The California Climate Cup competition seeks to identify startups that could accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and enhance resiliency.
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Michael Burz admitted at the outset his is an uphill battle — making battery technology sexy.

“It’s a battery, not blockchain,” said Burz, referring to the popular technology used as the basis for BitCoin and other digital currency.

Tapping Into Tech to Accelerate Digital Innovation

Innovating to Serve our Customers
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MetLife is focused on finding innovative ideas and tapping into new technologies outside our company — and even our industry.

Backed by a $100 million investment fund, we launched MetLife Digital Ventures in 2017 to accelerate MetLife’s transformation through direct investment in startups that can bring new innovations to MetLife’s customers. Direct investment allows MetLife to share our expertise with these startups and influence the products and capabilities they offer, provide opportunities to expand their businesses and generate returns on our investment.

Cracking the Ceiling: Female-led Startups Get Unique Opportunity

By Diana Hart
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A dynamic new female-focused accelerator is launching in Toronto to help women founders break through barriers to better compete in the heavily male-dominated startup field.

The Three Things Global Leaders Need to Do to Prepare for the Next Big Economic Shift

By Dion Weisler, President and CEO, HP Inc.
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The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technology, jobs, government policies, and entire economies around the world are on the edge of a massive shift. This presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for global leaders to come together and embrace new digital technologies that hyper-charge their economic prospects, create new manufacturing jobs, educate the next generation of highly skilled labor, and ultimately shape the next hundred years of our planet.

6 Things For-Profit and Nonprofit Startups Can Learn From Each Other

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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At AT&T, we believe great ideas can come from anywhere and impact kids and communities everywhere. That’s why we designed the AT&T Aspire Accelerator to support startups across the country, both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

We’ve had 3 classes come through the AT&T Aspire Accelerator. And we’ve learned that the differences in our startups’ structures is a great opportunity to collaborate and learn. We asked 2 of our current cohort members, one that leads a nonprofit and one a for-profit, to share the lessons they’ve learned from each other.

Techstars Atlanta’s 2017 Class Has Wow Factor at Demo Day

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The 2017 Techstars Atlanta accelerator program recently culminated with Demo Day, where the 10 startup founders presented their unique businesses to nearly 1,000 investors and community supporters. Demo Day also kicked off the Venture Atlanta conference, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.

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