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Like Uber but for shipping stuff: startup Shyp raises $50 million

Photo: courtesy of Shyp<p>“From private rides to hamburgers to marijuana, there is perhaps no better time in history to get anything delivered with …

After The Sharing Economy -- Companies That Connect People In Real Life

Sanne Meijboom has always been a fan of traveling. The Hong Kong resident (who was born in the Netherlands) has lived on three different continents and traveled to 40 countries. The thing she likes most about travel: the encounters with the local people.<p>So in 2011 she set out to marry her love of …

Will solar be the bullet that kills coal?

For the past few years, it has been assumed that natural gas is the enemy of coal, at least in the United States, where low natural gas prices have …

Google and the Green Economy: Lessons in Process Innovation

Changing Planet<p><b>Guest post by Samia Mazhar</b><p><i>Global efforts to reach a climate change agreement in Paris later this year are gaining momentum not only in the halls of some parliaments but also in the corporate world. In this guest post, an Australian scholar of project management and innovation, Samia</i> …

Sustainability

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups

Massively successful startups have historically been rare. Emerging to the wonder of the business world, companies like Yahoo, Google, Amazon and Facebook seemed such aberrations they became known as unicorns.<p>But today’s business playing field sports a herd of them—over 80, in fact. Companies such …

The Sharing Economy Is Getting 'Very Big, Very Fast,' Says PwC Study

PwC did its first ever large-scale survey on the sharing economy and proclaimed it's here to stay.<p>Renting and borrowing will replace ownership in many industries, according to a dizzying array of new statistics from a PriceWaterhouseCoopers report. It’s the first time the consultancy has done a …

Economy

Research in the collaborative economy – what are we doing?

The collaborative economy is evolving, but is research keeping pace with practice? As a global crowd gathered at last year’s OuishareFest to discuss …

7 famous founders explain what it feels like to leave or get fired from the companies they started

Sometimes founders can be forced out if the board decides to do so. (That's one reason why founders have become fond of dual shares and other such protections).<p>Or, sometimes, founders force themself out, if they get so embattled they resign.

Fintech Startups Navigate Legal Gray Areas To Build Billion-Dollar Companies

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Nav</i> <i></i><i>Athwal is the</i> <i>CEO and founder of RealtyShares, an online marketplace for real estate investing.</i><p>Innovation, growth, technology, user experience, revenue and gross margin have become synonymous with how you define success for a tech startup. What is missing from this list is local, …

“The direction of change is clear”: 4 reasons the green movement is picking up steam

Historians will remember 2015 as the year the world decisively moved away from its reliance on fossil fuels<p>Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its …

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TNW Launchpad: Connecting Startups to Corporates via Real-life Meetups

Normally when people talk about startups and corporates, it’s in opposition: one disrupting the way the other does business, or sweeping in with an outlandish acquisition in order to protect the status quo.<p>We’d like to change that.<p>In partnership with StartupAmsterdam, we’ve created a platform to …

I Risked My Life to Get into Coachella Parties

Coachella parties are over, but I had to jump off a moving train to find out for sure.<p><i>Photo by Marie Cravens / All other photos by Jennica Abrams</i><p>Announcement: Coachella parties are over. Last year, I shared my life hack of experiencing a different, more exclusive, and arguably funner version of …

Kickstarter transparency report shows crowdfunding's copyright woes

If you've noticed a crowdfunding project that was ripping off someone else's work to make a pitch, you're not alone. Kickstarter has posted its first transparency report, and it notes that there were 282 Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests in 2014 -- a notable amount considering that …

Crowd Funding

Linkedin Just Dropped $1.5 Billion to Acquire Lynda.com

LinkedIn announced today that it has acquired Lynda.com, an online learning company, for $1.5 billion.<p>The acquisition is a combination of 52 percent cash and 48 percent stock, and is expected to be closed in the second quarter of 2015. A statement from the two companies says that “most” of the …

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Gestores de Innovación: Grupo Éxito

New Business Model for Journalism in Sharing Economy

How do news organizations make money in the digital economy? Crowdsourcing. In this guest lecture for a media economics class at USC, I outline a new business model for journalism built on mobile crowdsourcing that supports the production of news and provides a path to profitability for the media …

Can solar transform the energy market ?

I have never given much credence to the idea that an international agreement on climate change capable of establishing a global carbon price was …

Social Innovation Ideas (And A Career Tip) From Laurene Powell Jobs

Entrepreneurs deserve a better shot at financial success if they’re working on civic-minded projects, says Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. In an on-stage discussion Wednesday at Stanford, she shared her thinking on a wide range of issues, including the need for …

7 SEO strategies to implement in 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) sounds a bit like rocket science. With the right combo of this widget and that module, add in time, subtract theory and maybe the equation will produce a solution better than the last.<p>Like most technology, what was applied last year in online marketing efforts may …

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up community is massive and supportive. It's 100% true that living in a hotbed of creativity and …

Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy

Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now some drivers of those companies argue they've been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.<p>Uber and Lyft face …

The Age of the Introvert Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be an extrovert in order to be a successful entrepreneur.<p>Don't believe me?<p>Take a look at the huge amount of successful entrepreneurs that people talk about every day. Zuckerberg. Ev Williams. Kevin Systrom. David Karp. If those names aren't familiar to …

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Compare and Share raising £100,000 investment on Crowdcube. Capital At Risk.

<b>Investor Terms – last updated 19 December 2017</b><p>These Investor Terms are entered into between Crowdcube Capital Limited ("Crowdcube") of The Innovation …