This Week in NYC Innovation - February 22, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

RSVP: [link] Friday, February 26th 7PM NY Tech Cares about Haiti An organization of many groups with presence in the NY global hub who devote it's activities and profit raised to registered 501(c)3 organizations (Oxfam America) which support Haiti in 2010 or who focus on disaster affected areas.Mission:In light of the heart wrenching devastation that has struck Haiti, The NY Tech community has come together in a collaborative effort to launch and host a disaster relief and fund raising effort.

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Five Drivers of Real Opportunity for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

The BP oil spill in the Gulf, the volcanic eruption in Iceland, and recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, all suggest that real opportunities for change are needed in pollution control, just-in-time manufacturing, and building materials. When globalization or technology shrinks distances (Internet), painful missing needs become evident, and opportunities abound. The impact of global instability.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 9: Jered Lawson and Chase Adam

Steve Blank

He also worked in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica and helped start a national health program in Haiti. These kinds of direct relationships are … lost in our anonymous market place of the global food system. … Passion powers entrepreneurs; tenacity pulls them through, and entrepreneurship can do good for the world explained todays guests on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere , my radio show on Sirius XM Channel 111. Jered Lawson.

New Story and 3D Printed Homes

Feld Thoughts

In July 2015, I wrote about New Story asking readers to crowdfund one $6k house for a family in Haiti. In the past four years, New Story has funded over 2,200 homes, building 17 communities for over 11,000 people across Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia. In the past two years, they have shifted their primary focus from funding and building their own communities to pioneering solutions for the entire global social housing sector to use.

“We are one of just 13 industrialized countries with a rising maternal mortality rate” – Christy Turlington Burns on Fighting for Healthy Mothers

Hunter Walker

Christy doing work in Haiti Hunter Walk: Every Mother Counts is a nonprofit focused on supporting maternal health. CTB: I became aware of the global problem after giving birth in the US and experiencing a childbirth complication personally in 2003. I’d open this post by saying “ Christy Turlington Burns works tirelessly to improve maternal health” except Christy doesn’t seem even recognize the concept of ‘tired.’

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Austin’s opportunity to change America’s entrepreneurial narrative

Austin Startup

In 1991, ten-year-old Jerry and his family escaped civil war in Haiti and resettled in America as refugees. I’m excited to see the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the Global Impact Investing Network convene a series of conversations around different and more inclusive investment structures that work not just for tech founders, but the rest of Austin (and the rest of the country).

50+ Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


GMR stands for “Global Marketing Resources.” ” I chose this because I serve marketing clients globally and provide a variety of digital marketing resources to help them get a measurable return on investment. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, I went to Haiti as part of a relief team. I found that giving away donations were not enough and the people of Haiti wanted jobs and to get their lives back to their previous state.

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17 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


Vendedy is the first mobile network connecting global travelers to street vendors of the developing world. Launched from Haiti and scaled across Latin America- the social enterprise aims to digitize the $10trillion street vending industry and leverage tourism to alleviate 2 billion people out of poverty. What’s in a name? Would a rose called by any other name sell just as well? Coming up with a name for your business is just as important as the business idea itself.

the world without altgate


One metric that jumped out at me is the global reach.  Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Current Affairs and tagged Altgate , blogging , global audience , small world. @altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri ( ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → The World Without Altgate Posted on January 1, 2009 by fnazeeri No, this blog is not going anywhere. 

Out of the Crisis #22: Ron Klain on pandemic response and preparedness, entrepreneurship, and rebuilding trust in institutions

Startup Lessons Learned

We set up a bunch of global surveillance systems like one called PREDICT that was supposed to find these diseases early on. So President Obama set up that office after I departed, put someone named Beth Cameron in charge of that office, a real global health expert. Global health issues were seen the same way by Bolton and his allies, and as a result, the pandemic-prevention office at the White House was shut down, and the team was disbanded.