Solid Outsourcing From Bangladesh: Taskeater


After many years of startup involvement and business model scouting in the western hemisphere, he moved to Bangladesh where one of the startups he worked with was running an online food delivery service. What do you do when hiring people to do even the basic stuff becomes really expensive?

One Year After the Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Change Is in the Air

Inc Startups

Yet in the aftermath of last year''s Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which claimed more than 1,100 lives, the business of clothing manufacturing looks an awful lot like it did before. Consumers "look at the label and it says ''Made in China'' or it says ''Made in Bangladesh.''

UNC debates how best to protect factory workers in Bangladesh

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHAPEL HILL — UNC-Chapel Hill has long been a leader in the anti-sweatshop movement, but that reputation is on the line amid a debate about protecting garment workers’ safety in Bangladesh

My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

“You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.” Please vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This post is not aimed at you if you have already decided to vote for Clinton or for Trump.

And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

For our students, that can mean anyone from a Syrian refugee trying to make contact with his family back home, to a supply chain manager for a major apparel brand who wants to make sure his contract factory in Bangladesh doesn’t use forced labor.

6 Forward-thinking Businesses That Are Making the World a Better Place

Up and Running

Image via Warby Parker, of a child who received donated glasses. As we begin the year, it’s always helpful to look back and reflect on the things that went particularly well. While it’s easy to learn from others’ mistakes, there’s a lot to be said for emulating ideas that work.

4 Entrepreneurs Explain What Being USA Made Means to Them [Sponsored Post]


Another related trend that I am seeing in the apparel industry is where they are taking the Apple approach and marketing their products as Designed in USA although they may be made somewhere else, say India or Bangladesh or China. Share Communities are everywhere.

Warby Parker CEO: Why Empathy Matters

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When I was at my nonprofit, VisionSpring, I would be in a village in rural Bangladesh, with a community of weavers. Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker, says it''s important to teach your staff to be aware of others. Here''s why. "I

When Third is First


Lending: In 1983, Muhammed Yunus founded Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, based on the notion that the poor were credit-worthy and that a model of positive “peer pressure” would lead to repayment of loans.

Three Megatrends That Will Affect Everybody’s Business


For example: what are the implications of Russia having a life expectancy of 59 versus 61 for Bangladesh? by Professor Dominique V. Turpin, president of IMD. The future is hard to predict and a lot of “experts” regularly get it wrong.

Nobel Prize Winner: Your Business Should Help Others

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million customers in Bangladesh and 12,000 in New York City To end world hunger, don''t give away money. Just start a business, says Muhammad Yunus. There''s an old adage that goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories


The benefits of microfinance have been debated since the ’70s when the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh began making tiny loans to impoverished small business owners.

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Forget the US or BRIC countries: Gothenburg's Saltside raises a $40 million Series C


We’re in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and some extent Pakistan even though it''s not a focus market. The beautiful thing about Gothenburg-based Saltside Technologies is that they throw away the assumption that if you want to grow into a valuable company, you need to be targeting the U.S.,

K.S. Krishnan, scientist and citizen, a Renaissance man in 20th century India

Grade A Entrepreneurs

When he left for Dacca (Dhaka – now in Bangladesh), he also left the field of Raman scattering.

A New Breed of Manufacturers

Inc Startups

Fully burdened with insurance, taxes, and benefits, our factory labor rate is $20 an hour--20 times the current labor rate in China and 100 times that in Bangladesh. This entrepreneur says now is a great time to be a manufacturer. The secret: Think show business.

Why Your Employees Need to Sign Their Work

Inc Startups

Nothing keeps a person accountable like a signature. That John Hancock still carries the same weight it did back in 1776.

3 Rules for Doing Business Overseas

Inc Startups

Every country has its own place-specific challenges, as last week''s tragedy at a Bangladesh factory showed. Last week’s factory collapse in Bangladesh was a terrible reminder of what can go wrong in life and in business.

Looking for Start-up Capital? Try Overseas

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Two were from China, and the others came from Canada, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Norway. "We Recently renewed by President Obama, the EB-5 Visa program links entrepreneurs to foreign investors.

This Entrepreneur Has One Simple Goal: Improve a Billion People's Lives

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Yunus, who found Grameen Bank to provide microcredit loans to the poor in Bangladesh, created the idea of microlending, and has helped 100 million people raise themselves out of poverty. David Gorodyansky, whose company AnchorFree developed an app that has helped revolutionaries in several countries evade government censorship, talks about the people who inspired him.

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Facebook Sponsored Posts: Do They Work?

Inc Startups

If you don't target a country, then Facebook chooses to display your ads to people in Bangladesh or similarly impoverished countries. Can Facebook's sponsored stories help your marketing efforts? Maybe, but it's complicated.

William Miller on Business Model Innovation

Life Beyond Code

The Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) revolutionized banking services using a business model driven by People considerations: how to extend banking to, and create employment opportunities for, poor men and women. I have known Dr. William Miller (co-founder of Value Centered Innovation ) for a number of years and every conversation with him on business model innovation and beyond has been delightful and insightful. Hers is a quick interview with him on the topic.

The Impact of Techbikers – Part II

VC Cafe

9 libraries established in India, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. 10 Literacy Instruction programmes implemented in South Africa, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh.

How a startup should leverage a personal assistant

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

India, Bangladesh or other countries do not have quality VA's, but the Filipinos learn English in school, do not tend to be entrepreneurial (thus are less likely to steal ideas), and are culturally service-oriented.

Recognizing Great Ideas From the Developing World

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A well-known one is microfinance, which originated in Bangladesh in 1983. An earlier example also started in Bangladesh, where Western doctors had gone to treat a cholera epidemic. Innovation isn't the trickle-down process we often imagine it to be.

Why the Recent Stock Slide Adds to Small Business Uncertainty

Inc Startups

What''s more, so-called frontier markets- -considered "pre-emerging"-- such as Bangladesh and Kuwait don''t seem to have been as affected by the global downturn.

The Start-up Giving Factory Workers a Voice

Inc Startups

It seems to take a total catastrophe like the factory collapse that left 1,132 dead in Bangladesh this April to get people''s attention. This May, the start-up announced its first corporate partnership: a $600,000 deal to work with Walmart on cleaning up 279 of its factories in Bangladesh.

Sweden's Saltside sees massive traction with classifieds in emerging markets


Classified sites are extremely local, making it that much more remarkable that Gothenburg-based Saltside Techologies has been on a roll with creating a listing sites in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Sri Lanka.

The Story Behind a Radical New Idea: A Social Network for Academia

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Maybe some collaboration that started on helps solve the global warming problem and saves millions of lives by preventing flooding in Bangladesh. Richard Price''s has grown exponentially to 4.8 million academic users, many of whom return each month.

Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Members are based in many developing countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Norwegian Rubrikk sees growth in classified portals


Next on the list will be portals in Bangladesh and Vietnam, and Adil felt confident that a lot more growth was available to be tapped in the coming years as more markets developed and matured. Editor''s Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Elance.

A Newbie’s Guide To Microfinancing


The concept and first implementation of modern microfinancing is generally credited to Dr. Mohammad Yunus who, back in the 1970s, began lending to impoverished women in Jobra, Bangladesh, while teaching economics at Chittagong University.

Of Drivers and Passengers. Or, How Entrepreneurs' Families Cope

Inc Startups

I have heard from men and women; twentysomethings and eightysomethings; people living in the United States, England, India, Australia, New Zealand, Bolivia, Poland, France, Brazil, Cameroon, and Bangladesh.

Warby Parker's Distribution Challenge

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We operate similar schemes in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam which we are also committed to expanding." In a recent interview, Warby Parker''s Lead Council and Head of Social Innovation admitted that scaling the "Buy a pair, Give a pair" program has become a challenge.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard


Financial services provider MasterCard has announced the results of its MasterCard Financial Literacy Index, which revealed that progress towards improving basic finance knowledge and skills across Asia Pacific has stalled as 12 of 16 countries record lower scores in financial literacy.

Time for a Change #24: New Ways To Finance Your Future

Active Garage

Study the inspiring work of Muhammed Yunus , founder of the Grameen Bank, a micro-finance organization started in Bangladesh, which gives loans to poor entrepreneurs without requiring collateral, helping them to leverage their skills and finance their own futures.

29 Seriously Inspiring Interviews For Aspiring Entrepreneurs


13, 2006: This distinguished Nobel Peace Prize recipient pioneered the use of microcredits through the Grameen Bank, which he established in his native Bangladesh in 1983; many for-profit and nonprofit ventures these days utilize the same concept when investing in underprivileged regions.

[Review] The Rise Of The New East


Faced with the rising costs of labour, materials and land in Chinese cities, companies are increasingly sourcing from other Asian countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Students and Professors Try Open Innovation | Nature Publishing Group

Campus Entrepreneurship

He found inspiration in the success of a mobile-phone business run by the Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Crisitina Jimenez has an interesting piece on ‘open innovation’ – where problems are shared publicly and rewards offered for suitable solutions. Jimenez’s piece highlights how students and faculty are using ‘open innovation’ challenges to find funding, work on interesting problems, and make meaning.

Scaling Your Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Two examples of mass-scale social enterprise are Mexico-based Gente Nueva and Bangladesh-based BRAC. There are two ways to scale your social enterprise: through organizational growth or through other forms of increasing social impact beyond the organizational boundaries.