SXSW Startups: GoTech Puts Out Fires

Austin Startup

Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Rwanda, GoTech is resolved to develop, design and implement solutions to help communities respond to fire. The idea is to create a network of devices, so communities can work together to snuff out a threat. See the product in action at the final pitch session for the Hyper-Connected Communities Technology category at 5 pm Saturday, March 10, in the Hilton Austin, Salon AB. GoTech is based in the DRC and Rwanda.

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Counting On ‘Social Capital’: The New Way To Evaluate Entrepreneurial Worth

YoungUpstarts

For the last two years the company has been measuring and scoring the social capital of entrepreneurs in Kigali, Rwanda. The kScore™ looks for behavior markers associated with entrepreneurial behavior; it measures the way that an entrepreneur interacts with their contacts and it helps to identify the level of community trust that is represented in the entrepreneur’s digital footprint. by Chris Hale, CEO and Founder of kountable, Inc. Entrepreneurs hustle.

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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

Transformify - Recruiting

Rwanda. million and unemployment rate of just 3.4%, Rwanda is close to the top of the list. Rwanda is an agricultural country and a lot more is to be done to develop the skills needed to diversify the economy. To address the internal migration trends, in 2013 the government adopted ‘’Marshall Plan’’ The plan forces the companies to hire locally and create jobs for the local communities.

Here’s to You, Women in Business

Up and Running

If you’re an active part of your city or town’s community, you may have noticed a sudden spike in the number of activities and events relating to business and entrepreneurship. While celebrating such events is good fun in its own right, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day has the potential to change the lives of about 812 million women living in developing countries, each of whom has the potential to contribute to their communities and economies in some way.

The Best Economy In History

Growthink Blog

A job that is part and parcel of one’s overall life mission, whereby the successful performance of it appeals to the best in all of us - self-respect, a sense of belonging and community, the inherent satisfaction of the work itself, and the satisfaction of contribution to a cause larger than our own needs. You would never believe it given the drumbeat of negativity that passes as business news these days, but last month U.S.

9/11: Bravery, Luck, & Resilience

thebarefootvc

The closest experience I’ve had to this is at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, which interviewed survivors – you hear their voices as you walk through rooms showing pictures of the victims (many of them children). I was honored to serve as an advisor to the Downtown Alliance as they rolled out Lower Manhattan HQ, 12,500 square feet of prime real estate dedicated to creating community for the new influx of diverse companies.

9/11: Bravery, Luck, & Resilience

thebarefootvc

The closest experience I’ve had to this is at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, which interviewed survivors – you hear their voices as you walk through rooms showing pictures of the victims (many of them children). I was honored to serve as an advisor to the Downtown Alliance as they rolled out Lower Manhattan HQ, 12,500 square feet of prime real estate dedicated to creating community for the new influx of diverse companies.