VIDEO: Hugh Whalan, social entrepreneur, discusses growing trend of destination entrepreneurship and the potential of emerging markets. “The thing to remember about starting a business in a developing country is that it can be done very inexpensively…and there really isn’t a lot of the competition.”
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Last week, a wonderful thing happened on the way back from the “CEO Boot Camp” produced by executive director, Dax-Devlon Ross and the After-School All-Stars. I was inspired…inspired by the innovations of the middle school students that participated in the program, by the importance and effectiveness of the program itself, and by the passion and enthusiasm of the youngest generation to change the world.
A few years back urban framing sounded like an oxymoron. In 2014, urban farming and local rooftop and neighborhood garden are booming. The powerhouse duo, Ilona de Jongh and Leslie Dweck founded Sprout by Design: an urban farming and educational program to green New York City schools. Their motto: “No Child Left Indoors!”
Finding financing to grow a small business is a common challenge for food entrepreneurs, traditional bank financing can be hard to get and funding programs are often confusing. To help shed some light on the process, Slow Money NYC have teamed up with The Entrepreneur’s Space to host a financing workshop and networking event.
How Data Science is Leading to Greater Impact! The collaboration between mission-based big data organization Data Kind and nonprofit group, DC Action for Children Reveals Why Data Mapping is Important for Social Impact.
June 25th-26th at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City, SoCAP Health presents a cross-sector view into what creates health in our society, and where new market opportunities exist. This conversation will explore frameworks and look holistically at health systems, social systems and solutions that generate wellbeing in communities.
ALMOST SOLD OUT! LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE FOR TONIGHT’S EVENT! Especially for GoodB readers, we have opened up a few more seats to tonight’s special one-time-only panel event at the Centre for Social Innovation. GoodB readers use code GF20 for 20% discount on ticket prices. Funding and financing in today’s entrepreneurial world is booming. Don’t miss this dynamic event of Women’s Funding & Entrepreneurship experts this evening June 20, 2014 from 6pm-9pm at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York.
Before you see shuttered store windows and little shops on your block go under, you could always get a community lending coop together or write a check yourself! Equity crowdfunding was approved by Congress and signed into law with the Jobs Act (Jumpstart our Business Startups) in April 2012.
From Incarceration to Innovation: How Ex-Cons are Learning to be Entrepreneurs by Michael Bordieri (FreeEnterprise.com) David Thigpen isn’t your typical business owner. For one thing, he primarily works with prisoners and ex-convicts. For another, he decided to start his own company right about the same time he was sentenced to 25 years in a New York State penitentiary. [...]
Our friends at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York: Chelsea Briganti and Lee Ann Tucker are heading off to greener pastures- hopefully the green of cash investment! The glam-preneurs have invented an edible cup made from Jell-O molds!
The distancing between the individuals at the other end of the transaction and the digital blips on the screen they had become has allowed us to forget the human foundation of business. Somehow between Adam Smith & Michael Porter’s “shared value,” 19th & 20th century technological advancements and the rapid growth of industrialization changed it all.
The Edyn smart garden system lets you know what’s happening in your garden at all times. Whether you’re a novice gardener or managing a small-scale organic farm, Edyn is there to take the guesswork out of gardening. Inserted in the soil, the Edyn Garden Sensor gathers and analyzes data about changing weather and soil conditions.