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How a Small Village Farmer Inspired Hugh Jackman to Challenge the Coffee Industry

Inc Startups

Six years ago, Hugh Jackman traveled to Ethiopia and met Dukale. That was the beginning of an inspiring story

Teleport to Ethiopia: Charity Water Masters Next Gen VR Story Telling

Inc Startups

If you live in or are visiting NYC in the month of August, you owe it to yourself to visit Brookfield Place Winter Garden for an incredible Virtual Reality experience

“It’s hard to convey the impact seeing the work in person has on people” – Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison on Making a Difference

Hunter Walker

It’s still early days, but we launched a program called “ Pipeline ” and have now deployed 1,000 remote sensors in Ethiopia which are giving us not only functionality reports, but telling us exactly how many liters of clean water are flowing every day.

4 Types of Basic Value Propositions

Inc Startups

For example, if your competitor is outsourcing to China, you''ll might outsource to, say, Ethiopia, where labor costs are even lower. Align your business model to the real reason customers buy from you, rather than somebody else.

“It’s hard to convey the impact seeing the work in person has on people” – Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison on Making a Difference

Hunter Walker

It’s still early days, but we launched a program called “ Pipeline ” and have now deployed 1,000 remote sensors in Ethiopia which are giving us not only functionality reports, but telling us exactly how many liters of clean water are flowing every day.

Examples Needed: Reciprocity

How to Change the World

Robert Cialdini tells a great story about how the people of Ethiopia provided money to Mexico in 1985 despite the crushing hardships in Ethiopia. This was because Mexico supported Ethiopia when Italy invaded it in 1937. I'm looking for more examples of reciprocity that's above and beyond the call of duty. Please stick them in the comments section below.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

YoungUpstarts

Likelesh Gebru, Ethiopia. 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. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Women@theFrontier: The Power of Empowering

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Inside the Entrepreneur's Brain With the Start-up Doctor

Inc Startups

I have all these patients that have $15 million in the bank and are 27 years old, and they're running around in flip flops and T-shirts advising six companies, building a school in Ethiopia, running around the world. What do hyper-creatives, emergency room nurses, and CEOs have in common?

When to Pay a Premium for Your Company Domain Name

Startup Professionals Musings

ne), and Ethiopia (.et) I’m sure you have all been frustrated at least once at not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Who owns all of these names, and should you ever buy one for a premium?

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Some thoughts on adoption

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Why Ethiopia? I don’t run around asking people why they chose to have biological children vs. adoption – I expect people to give me the same privacy around why we adopted and why we adopted from Ethiopia). Tags: Ethiopia

Some thoughts on adoption

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Why Ethiopia? I don’t run around asking people why they chose to have biological children vs. adoption – I expect people to give me the same privacy around why we adopted and why we adopted from Ethiopia). Tags: Ethiopia

How Scott Harrison Wins Over a Crowd

Inc Startups

Most can’t make it all the way through the Rachel Beckwith story: The little girl gives up her birthday presents to raise $300 for clean water in Ethiopia, but falls short. The charity: water founder offers his tips for connecting, affecting, and bringing people around to your cause.

Startup Weekend Helsinki gets new Teams formed around Ideas

ArcticStartup

The themes, if you could find a trend, were social networks, Ethiopia, and platforms designed to do virtually what Startup Weekend does in real life. Two51 - (Named after the country code for Ethiopia).

The things they say

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Tags: Ethiopia

The things they say

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Tags: Ethiopia

Inside the (Increasingly American) Start-up Boom in Brazil

Inc Startups

126 on the World Bank's list of best places to do business, by the World Bank's measure, it would be much easier to start a business in, say, Ethiopia (No. Taxes are prohibitively high and the red tape is miles long.

11 Compelling TED Talks On Money

YoungUpstarts

It’s going to take a bit of time and even more money, but this former World Bank economist shares a strategy to forge a commodities market in Ethiopia, with the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable society.

Editor's Letter: Inspirations

Inc Startups

Later, I discovered that as a result of the generosity of others, I had won a trip to Ethiopia to see firsthand the improved health and happiness that Scott and his wife, Viktoria, have brought to that dry, rock-strewn nation. While I was in Ethiopia, editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan traveled in Uganda to meet Moses Kizza Musaazi, an entrepreneur whose work represents, as Leigh writes in her story about him, "a kind of turnkey thinking about human suffering."

How an Uber driver’s story gave me the confidence I needed

Jeff Hilimire

He was flying back to Ethiopia from Italy (he lived for many years in Italy, I had learned early in our drive) and spotted a woman sitting several rows in front of him and he immediately decided, “I’m going to marry that woman.” I love Uber. It’s fantastic and if you ever find yourself needing a “cab”, use Uber. And I think if you sign up with this link , we both get a free ride.

The Charity That's Reinventing the Nonprofit Business

Inc Startups

One company offered to ship the rig to Ethiopia for free. When Scott Harrison asked Inc. 5000 entrepreneurs to help him solve the world's water crisis, they answered. Can one man solve the world's water crisis, reinvent the nonprofit business, and build an Apple-worthy brand in the process?

How Much Should You Pay For a Great Domain Name?

Startup Professionals Musings

ne), and Ethiopia (.et) I’m sure you have all been frustrated at least once at not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Who owns all of these names, and should you ever buy one for a premium?

Globalgiving.com - Charity 2.0

Media VC

I received a gift card r ecently and donated to a project for clean water in Ethiopia (most folks ha ve a climate issue that th ey particularly resonate wit h and water's mine). This year instead of sending holiday cards we're sending gift cards to Globalgiving.com , a great w eb site that connects d o nors to the charity progr am of their choice wit h the least amount of friction possible.

Idan Raichel in Boston

Venture Cyclist

The music is catchy and moody all at once, mostly Hebrew and Amharic (from Ethiopia) and other languages mixed in. Back in the fall, I was a little envious of Jacob Ner David who talked about taking his son to a Hadag Nachash concert in Jerusalem. Last week, we got to catch up with a little taste of Israel here in Boston, with a wonderful concert by The Idan Raichel Project (warning, loud music on website).

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

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AJL supply these yeasts to breweries in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Brazil, Chile, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Vi etnam, Germany and many other countries.