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WFP Innovation

Dalili<p>Supported by<p>Innovation Accelerator<p>Established<p>2017<p>Location<p>Lebanon<p><b>Dalili is an online application giving hundreds of thousands of Syrian and</b> …

How the CIO of a $39 billion pharmaceutical company is quietly changing the tech-startup world

There were the companies that made the tech products. And there were the companies that bought the tech products. Today, that lined has blurred.<p>The buzzword for this is the "digital enterprise" or "digital transformation." IT professionals know it as DevOps, where "development" of tech is mashed …

How To Turn Your Current Skills And Expertise Into Bankable Income

If you’re looking for ways to create a new income stream (as many of us are) you don’t need to reinvent the wheel in order to do so. All you need to do is use your current skills, find someone who needs them and market yourself as an expert.<p>That’s the beauty of the internet and the age of the …

Disrupt Yourself

“Are you sure you aren’t making a mistake?”<p>I had just announced to one of my dearest friends that I planned to walk away from Wall Street and my seven-figure salary.<p>“Yes, I’m sure.” But was I?<p>Years earlier, I had moved to New York City with a degree in music and a husband who was beginning a Ph.D. …

This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Follow These 8 Steps for Your Next Job After a Startup

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups don’t last forever -- they either mature into sustainable businesses, get merged into another business or acquired, or sadly join the 50 percent or more that fail in the first five years. Very few startup founders even …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk just made a totally mind-blowing change to Tesla's strategy

REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>Tesla reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, and they were better than expected: Tesla lost less money than analysts …

If you want to start your own business, these online courses could help you get it off the ground

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/Apps for EuropeBuilding a business in 2016 presents a whole new set of challenges that weren't present in previous generations. …

5 Surprising Apps For Entrepreneurs To Boost Their Productivity

Being entrepreneur is not an easy job. Managing the product, the team and everything around it takes not only a lot of time but also creativity. Thanks to technology and the smartphones – these days there is pretty much the app for anything you need. But to navigate trough millions of applications …

The 7 Most Motivational Movies for Entrepreneurs

If you're a true entrepreneur, these great scenes are probably already among your ATFs.<p>Over the past two weeks, I've posted the 18 best motivational books and the 13 most inspirational short videos. This post contains the seven feature films that are the most useful to entrepreneurs who want to get …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook and Twitter Turned Him Down. Now He's Worth $4 Billion

Remember this story if you ever don't get a job you really, really want.<p>First off, I love this kind of story.<p>Let's go back in time to 2009. Brian Acton was an accomplished programmer who'd checked the box with stints at both Apple and Yahoo.<p>Now he was looking for work--and he was coming up short. …

Silicon Valley

Five ways tech is crowdsourcing women’s empowerment

From gathering data on street harassment in Egypt to finding respectful gynaecologists in India, technology is helping women fight discrimination<p>Around the world, women’s rights advocates are crowdsourcing their own data rather than relying on institutional datasets.<p>Citizen-generated data is …

There’s more to early-stage funding than VC money

Good companies will always get funded. If that’s your company, it’s important to make sure you have the resources to keep it alive long enough to get funded. Murmurs of a looming downturn in venture capital are pressuring more companies to preemptively begin fundraising, whether or not they have …

Venture Capital

ISciences Worldwide Water Watch List February 2016

Tesla’s Dream of Wireless Energy coming True: Scientists create a high-efficiency wireless power system

The revolutionary new technology brings is one step closer to the dream of Nikola Tesla and worldwide access to free wireless electricity<p>Tesla was a …

11 tips for calming your nerves before a big presentation

She was presenting an oral book report on "Great Expectations" to Mrs. Weaver's tenth grade English class. She was nervous and could feel her hands shaking, heart racing, knees knocking, and palms sweating. As she reached the front of the room and turned to face her 33 classmates, she froze.<p>Moments …

Zac Goldsmith wants to fill London’s disused Tube stations with tech startups

The manifesto, which describes London as "the most Googled city in the world," contains some interesting ideas for meeting the three big challenges facing London's startup community — high rent prices, bad broadband, and a shortage of high-skilled workers.<p>Business Insider UK caught up with …

Why the Future Is Bright for the World’s Poorest Farmers

<i>I have probably learned more about farming in Africa from Sam Dryden than from any other person. Sam has spent decades working in agriculture,</i> …

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Creativity

Four Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Read in 2016

With a new year upon us, there is no better time than the present to start actually abiding by that New Year's resolution to start reading more. If you are an entrepreneur, chances are you may feel like you simply don't have time to read for fun, but it is very important that you do what you can to …

16 London-Based Startups Ready To Take On 2016

If you didn’t catch it, last month I outlined the 16 Israeli Startups Ready To Take On 2016. Because my followers enjoyed the post so much (thanks, everyone!), I decided to draft a similar article, but this time about startups located in my second home — London.<p>In the past few years, London has …

Startups

How an algorithm helped global tennis match-fixing investigation

Buzzfeed’s John Templon has just unveiled 15 months of hard investigative work conducted with the BBC that reveals possible match-fixing at the top echelons of men’s tennis, facilitated by a few handy algorithms.<p>Using data from the Association of Tennis Professionals along with Grand Slam matches …

Micro loans: Give a little, help a lot

If you feel you can’t make a difference in the world, you’re wrong. Microfinance provides banking services to the poor who normally can’t qualify. And helping the world’s poor this way costs you, relatively, pennies.<p>These services usually involve such small amounts of money that traditional banking …

Meet the Instagram gallery entrepreneurs

Jonny Burt (left) and Joe Kennedy (right.)The Unit London<p>Aged just 23, two recent university graduates, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, decided it was time to set up an art gallery. More important than their initial 300- square-foot pop-up space in Chiswick, London next to a butcher's shop, was the …

How Mattress Startup Tuft & Needle Said No To VC Money, Borrowed $500K And Opened Its First Store

When JT Marino and Daehee Park quit their engineering jobs in 2012 to start popular mattress maker Tuft & Needle, they kicked in just $3,000 each. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that when they open their first store today, in San Francisco’s design district, they’ll do it without the …

Startups

Branding for lean startups: How to brainstorm a simple and strong business name

Larry Page and Sergey Brin got the name “Google” from misspelling a mathematical term that is correctly spelt as “googol”. Googol represents the number “1” followed by one hundred zeros.<p>After misspelling the term (as Google), Larry and Sergey figured it would be a better name for their search …

The Single Best Tip From 6 Successful Entrepreneurs

If you could share one piece of advice, what would it be? Six successful entrepreneurs weigh in.<p>Entrepreneurs tend to reinvent the wheel, but sometimes there's no reason to--especially if that wheel was created from the lessons learned by successful entrepreneurs.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s What Startup CEOs Are Actually Doing All Day (Besides Sounding Important)

A lot of my time has been spent trying to figure out what is worth spending my time on.<p><i>How difficult is it to be a CEO? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lauren Kay, Founder of Dating Ring</b> …

Startups

India’s top 30 startup founders

Over 3,500 startups were founded in 2015 in India, as per a study by Tracxn. About US$7 billion was poured into the new ventures by investment firms …