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Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution

In a small army field-hut Dr Arjen de Vos shows off his irrigation machine with pride. Pipes lead out to several acres of muddy field, where only a few stragglers from the autumn harvest of potatoes, salads, carrots and onions are left. The tubes are lined with copper to stop corrosion because – in …

The best student entrepreneurs at Stanford are working on health tech and energy

Eager nervous students, angel investors, and representatives from top VC firms crowded into a campus conference room at Stanford University on Friday …

How Brazil's First Impact Investor Was Inspired By His Billionaire Grandfather

Antonio Ermírio de Moraes Neto shares the same name as his billionaire grandfather, Antonio Ermirio de Moraes. But instead of joining the family-owned industrial conglomerate, Votorantim, Moraes –who’s just 26 –is forging a new path. He created Vox Capital, one of Brazil’s first impact investment …

Compassion: The Bedrock Of Our Capacity To Serve

<i>Jan Birchfield,</i> <i>Ph.D. writes about the basis of a shared ethic in leadership—happiness—and why we should look inward before trying to solve the world’s problems.</i><p>Social entrepreneurship has given me, and many others, a great deal of hope. With the overwhelming number of social ills in virtually every …

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How 3 Social Good Platforms are Building Change Communities

<i>This post was originally written for Half the Sky Movement: The Game, a Facebook game that creates real change for women and girls.</i><p>Thousands of changemakers gathered at the 92YTribeca on Wednesday for Mom+Social, a one-day gathering focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, …

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Giving away portions of the company you poured your blood, sweat and tears into may be painful. But, as an entrepreneur, selling equity in your startup for cash can be financially beneficial.<p>Many successful startup entrepreneurs follow a well-worn series of stages in their quest for funding from a …

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An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Philanthropy

Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it “philanthropy” is extremely short-sighted and unfortunately, extremely pervasive.<p>Instead, philanthropist should think like an entrepreneur and think of social challenges …

The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green

In my experience, even very sharp business leaders tend to misunderstand three facts when thinking about climate change.<p>The first is how much action we need to take. We’re used to hearing that we’ll need to reduce our carbon emissions by some percentage. The blunt reality is that to avoid …

Social Intrapreneurs: Disruptive Innovators on the Inside

<i>Editor’s Note: Judy Samuelson created the Aspen Business and Society Program in 1998. Signature programmes include Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a global data base and report card on MBA business education, and the Corporate Values Strategy Group, a forum for business leaders to promote change in policy</i> …

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus: Social Business to End Poverty, Unemployment, and Lack of Health: Investing in What Really Matters

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 17th in Washington, DC and will be the seventh person in …

Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A “Start Fund” Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

According to Y Combinator’s estimates, today, there are more than 100 startup accelerators in the U.S., which is almost awe-inspiring considering that there were only four as recently as 2007. While the number of accelerators and incubators continues to rise, popping up in nearly every vertical, …