Female Founders: Two Women Disrupt Shower Head Industry

The Startup Magazine

Vitaclean is also releasing a Shimmer, Coffee Coconut scrub in partnership with Solyna , a foundation that fights against human trafficking in Cambodia. Two girls with a love for beauty and wellness are helping consumers rethink their daily shower by sharing information on shower water quality, and raising awareness on the importance of water conservation. Vitaclean HQ is a lifestyle product with a sustainability twist.

Join Techbikers 2016 – Paris to London

VC Cafe

Over the past 5 years, we’ve sponsored the building of 5 schools, 8 libraries and 3,000 scholarships for girls in Nepal, Cambodia and India. I invite you to join Techbikers 2016 , and cycle from Paris to London with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and techies. Why do we do this? To help children get access to education in the developing world by raising money for Room to Read.


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Today’s Tech Savvy Millennials Still Need A Helping Hand To Achieve Their Entrepreneurial Dreams


In Cambodia for example, the Liger Leadership Academy equips its students with entrepreneurial skills, in addition to teaching an essential curriculum. by Dr. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express, South Pacific. Global trade has come a long way since Marco Polo’s voyage connecting the East to the West. The exchange and transportation of goods can now be completed in hours by air rather than months by sea.

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos are all seeing rapid growth in American franchise restaurants. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia. One of the most popular franchises is KFC. Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew.

Tired Of Your Job? Do Something Different With Escape The City


Past “escapes” included managing a beach lodge in Mozambique, trekking across the Gobi desert, running a post office in Antarctica, or even clearing land mines in Cambodia. You’re tired of the same-old, same-old in your job. Sure, you may be making a lot of money on Wall Street as a stockbroker but am feeling strangely unfulfilled. Maybe you’d like to do something different.

Entrepreneurship is hard but you can’t die

Steve Blank

The A-7 had been shot down over Cambodia. We Sleep Peaceably In Our Beds At Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready To Do Violence On Our Behalf. Everyone has events that shape the rest of their lives. This was one of mine. ——-. I’ve never been shot at. Much braver men I once worked with faced that every day. But for a year and a half I saw weapons of war take off every day with bombs hanging under the wings.

Exploring The Everyday: Janji Wants You To Change The World By Running

View from Seed

This past fall we did Libya, the season before that we did Uganda, and we’re going to be doing Cambodia in 2019. We’re also doing trips to Bolivia, Cambodia and we’re even going to do one in Vermont, which I know seems to be a little out there. Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here , or read our past interviews here.

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. “Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship ”?—?Former Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The other day I introduced the Inspiration for Techbikers? —?in

[Review] The Rise Of The New East


Beneficiaries include ASEAN mainland cities like Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services? What are the promises and perils of trading in the East?

Creating a movement

VC Cafe

We’re now over 500 strong, and have raised over $500,000 which were used to build 6 schools, 14 libraries and 300 scholarships for girls in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and Tanzania. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax. I’ve started a 30 day blogging challenge (more about it here and please sign up to receive the newsletter ). This is day Seven. Techbikers 2017 – finish line.

Finance Fridays

Feld Thoughts

Kids from eight countries, including Cambodia, Eastern DR Congo, and Afghanistan, have participated in Dot-to-Dot projects. Last week I expressed my frustration with the current lack of financial literacy that I see all around me. In the spirit of Fred Wilson’s awesome blog series MBA Mondays , I’ve decided to write a series of posts about this and asked for suggestions.

VC Cafe Turns 9

VC Cafe

We raised over $200,000 so far for Room to Read, helping build 4 schools, 8 libraries and fund 3,000 scholarships for girls to attend school in Nepal, India and Cambodia. Last week LinkedIn reminded me that it’s been 9 years since I started VC Cafe (Dec 2005). Several people sent their congratulations (thank you btw), and it reminded me it’s been a while since I blogged regularly.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4

Steve Blank

Some argue that China is even in the early stages of establishing a strategically located naval base in Cambodia which course co-instructor Joe Felter raised the official alarm following a visit to the southern port while serving as a senior official in the Department of Defense.

Marketing & Communications Internship


Who we are: Aurore is an innovative social enterprise that offers a market-based solution to combat human trafficking in Cambodia. The company leverages technology, economics and public-private partnerships to create high-end skincare products that serve a purpose: to employ and empower trafficked individuals and those at risk. Marketing & Communications Internship: Are you interested in exploring a career at a fast-paced start-up?

Steve Jobs as Joe DiMaggio – From Cupertino to Cooperstown

Up and Running

Everyone from Cupertino to Cooperstown to Cambodia to China. My last blog ended with a Simon & Garfunkel reference to Steve Jobs as our generation’s Joe DiMaggio and how Tech-Nation turns it’s lonely eyes to the Google guys – Larry & Sergey. Then I realized something … Steve Jobs’ consecutive string of hit consumer devices is quite similar to Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak. But Jobs died, he didn’t strike out.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4 – Bridge Colby

Steve Blank

Some argue that China is even in the early stages of establishing a strategically located naval base in Cambodia which course co-instructor Joe Felter raised the official alarm following a visit to the southern port while serving as a senior official in the Department of Defense. We just held our fourth sessions of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

My Water Pilgrimage:

Austin Startup

Almost half of its working-age population are unemployed, and the latest United Nations Human Development Index ranks Nepal at #144 out of 188 countries, coming in behind Cambodia (#143), Zambia (#139), and Iraq (#121).

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Labor Day! Let’s Celebrate the Workers

crowdSPRING Blog

in Cambodia, exploring temples, caves, and unusual foods that I can’t wait to hear about. “The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.” ” ~ Samuel Gompers . Most of our posts on the crowdSPRING Blog focus on managing businesses and startups; we often write about best practices, and offer plenty of practical tips for managers. Today is a little different, because in the US, today is Labor Day.

How to Find Hundreds of Business Ideas

Up and Running

Like something you might stumble across in Cambodia, perhaps? For some people, coming up with ideas is as easy as spotting chewing gum on the sidewalk. For others, it’s nearly impossible. For me, new idea generation isn’t just easy, it’s something I’m doing all the time and often without trying. I do not believe this is an innate ability but rather, a ‘skill’ that I’ve learned and practiced over the entire course of my life.

15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business


I love that I’ve been able to found a business where I still get to do what I love every day, but know that instead of selling something disposable, I’m helping provide clean water to people in Cambodia and saving children from sex trafficking or any one of 100+ other worthy causes. Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.