New Story – Help Fund A Home in Haiti

Feld Thoughts

We’re focused on funding 100 homes in 100 days in Leveque, Haiti. We are only $5,000 away from changing the life of a family in Haiti. The post New Story – Help Fund A Home in Haiti appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I got a random email from Brett Hagler last Thursday asking me to help his startup New Story. I looked at his web site and quickly told him it wasn’t something we’d be into exploring as an investment.

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Crowdfunding a Community in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew: Checking in With New Story’s CEO

Hunter Walker

Right now, we are crowdfunding a community in the area of Haiti hit worst by Hurricane Matthew. All of our 211 homes built in Haiti withstood Hurricane Matthew. Help Haiti After Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew destroyed 4,000+ homes in Haiti, and we are on a mission to rebuild the area hit worst by the hurricane. 151 Homes built in Haiti. YC started accepting nonprofits a few years back.

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Feeding the Starving in Haiti: A Message that Needs to be Viral

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Even before the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, that troubled country was a primary destination for the packaged meals. Tags: Inspirational Politics & Government @MftH charity Gregg Fraley Haiti Haitian earthquake crisis Iowa Mark Aeilts Meals from the Heartland starvation Meals from the Heartland (@MftH) is a charity with a simple purpose: send meals to people who are starving. Volunteers, mostly from Iowa where the charity is based, packaged up 4 million meals last year.

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High Tech Entrepreneur’s Raise Money for Haiti


A short, but important, interruption to my blogging break for the benefit of the earthquake victims in Haiti. The Entrepreneur’s Foundation of Central Texas is coordinating a fund raising effort among technology entrepreneur’s to raise money for the victims in Haiti. They are calling upon Central Texas tech companies, their employees and friends to provide assistance to the rescue efforts in Haiti, and have established a $600,000 High-Tech HelpHaiti Fund to match donations.

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More innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog Haiti Disaster and Technology Unicode 5.2 GE’s Magic Factory The Jesus Phone – version 2.0 Jugaad

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Dallas Non-Profit, Grangou Aims To Provide Permanent Home For Haitian Children

YFS Magazine

Grangou co-founders Mike and Carrie Gibson endeavor to raise $290,000 to purchase a permanent home for children in Haiti. Breaking News press release

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Are You Using This Six-Letter Word?

Rembrandt Communications

Times are tough right now, and the recent earthquake in Haiti really makes us stop and think about our blessings. With this in mind, have you thanked your customers, partners, associates, and media contacts lately? If not, here are three simple ways to use this six-letter word to improve your relationships – and your business: [.]. Business Marketing PR Reaching Goals free publicity sales SEO Copywriting Small Business Public Relations

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Andrew McCubbins: An Entrepreneur Solving World Problems From Salt Lake City, Utah


Philanthropist Andrew McCubbins has developed his skills and has been directly involved in rescue missions in Haiti and Mexico. Andrew McCubbins is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who has started several successful multibillion-dollar businesses. His businesses range from marketing, Internet marketing, and medical software. He also started a revolutionary telemedicine business which provides 24/7 care to patients from the convenience of their home.

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Five College Startups That Help Others


Shortly after starting Waybu, Michael teamed up with the inventor of a solar water cleaning device called the AquaPak in order to help people in need of clean water in Haiti. This August 2013 Waybu launches their new summer collection of bamboo eyewear with a crowdfunding campaign to fund both the production of their eyewear and their journey through Haiti to help give people clean water. by Jessica Martinez.

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Supporting Cliff Avril and New Story

VC Adventure

Earlier this month Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril announced that he would support building homes in Haiti – devastated most recently by hurricane Matthew. For every sack Avril gets this season he’s donating $6,000 which is enough to build a home that is both hurricane and earthquake proof. The charity that Avril is doing this through – New Story – is one that my wife and I know well.

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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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The Crazy Marketing Campaigns That Actually Worked


Using biodegradable bubble wrap, the company’s PR company then donated it all to Oxfam to ship goods to Haiti after the country suffered the devastating 2010 earthquake. One of the big challenges for many new start-ups is separating themselves from the competition and spreading awareness of the brand/product/service. Unusual, unique and eye-catching marketing campaigns are often pursued in an attempt to become separate from the herd.

Donating my birthday to build a home for a family in need #newstorycharity

Jeff Hilimire

In 2015, our focus is on funding 100 homes in Leveque, Haiti. I come into contact with startups all the time. Through speaking events (like this one I’m hosting next Monday night with Charles Brewer ), hanging out at the Atlanta Tech Village , advising/mentoring through Advice For Good , or just generally hanging out where startup folks hang out. The startups that I’m always amazed by are the ones run by a person or two, focusing on helping the world.

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Two Amazing Women Setting Out on Their Startup Journey

Both Sides of the Table

She’s passionate about near-shore manufacturing in places like Haiti where we can do good and do well. Note: if you’re a parent please check out their website. Kara called me on a Tuesday. She was leaving IAC to start a company. “Tasha, clear some space on my calendar tomorrow. ” “I want you in my offices tomorrow, Kara. Does that work for you?” ” Kara came. She didn’t tell me she was bringing anybody. I didn’t ask her for a deck.

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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. At the time, Brett was only a few months into building New Story and had built less than twenty total homes.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Digs

The Startup Magazine

We have sent hundreds of volunteers to help communities in need, all the way from Haiti to Nepal. At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. FUND is a national connector of entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and industry experts with a focus on deal flow and making connections.

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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. One of my favorite sayings is the “Real change doesn’t happen until the pain level gets high enough.” There aren’t many of us who love change, just for the opportunity to learn something new, and even we won’t pay much for it.

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For Example! My EG Conference Experience

The Startup Magazine

She reflected on a series of evocative photographs illustrating the crisis in Haiti and its aftermath, the plight of the Kosovo refugees, and other humanitarian disasters. I arrived in Carmel, California with more than a few doubts. I was attending the 12th annual EG Conference, a 3-day event that takes place at the beginning of May and attracts talented innovators from every conceivable industry around the world.

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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. 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.

This Week in the NYC Innovation Community – January 25, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

10AM through the weekend Crisis Camp Haiti NYC-New York technologists helping the Haiti relief effort. Crisis Camp Haiti NYC will take place January 30 & 31, 2010 joining together with technology volunteers at Crisis Camps in three countries and 10 cities to provide local opportunities for citizens to assist in crisis mapping, data management, and RSS feed aggregation. To get this list in your inbox each Monday morning, sign up here.

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“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. 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. My firm Village Capital has been active in Austin over the last few years — we’ve invested in a couple of companies, and we have more investors in our fund from Austin than anywhere else in the country. According to the Kauffman Foundation, in 2016, Austin was ranked #1 in entrepreneurial activity. At the same time, success has been highly concentrated.

From Haitian Roots to a Silicon Valley Address: How Bianca St.Louis Is Building Her Rep & a Career in Tech

Hunter Walker

My parents were immigrants from Haiti who didn’t grow up with access to computers in their homes and consistent electricity so there was only so much they could share with me about tech. Growing up with a dad that’s a minister my dad would often have to send money to Haiti to purchase translated bibles for those at our church that didn’t speak English. I learn a lot from Bianca St. Louis. We met via Twitter several years ago when she was studying at Howard University.

5 questions for New Story after a month in Y Combinator

Jeff Hilimire

3) become in-kind donors — an example is Atlanta-based film company, Friendly Human (they’re amazing) – who is coming down with us to Haiti on July 15th to shoot a brand video! I can’t tell you how excited I was when Brett Hagler , CEO and co-founder of New Story (funding life-changing houses for homeless families), told me that they were accepted into Y Combinator (YC).

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


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. The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

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Paying it forward

Jeff Hilimire

Mountains Beyond Mountains tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer , who has dedicated his entire life to helping others, with a particular focus in Haiti. I’ve been in a fairly deep state of reflection over the last few months. It really started with my Leadership Atlanta experience in 2012-13, but then kicked into a new gear while reading, Mountains Beyond Mountains , suggested to me by the pastor of my church, Gary Charles.

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Go Live With The Whales


Help Haiti recover. By Bruce Hodes, author of “ Front Line Heroes “. Climb Mount Rainier. Organize an expedition to the North Pole. Build a house for Haitian refugees living in New Orleans. Have a big adventure. It is not an option or a good idea. It is a must. Your physical, mental and spiritual well-being is critical to growing your business. The message here is that getting away — physically and mentally — is good for you and good for your business.

17 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


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. A name not only identifies you, but it can also serve to set you apart from your competitors and reflect your values.

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


My parents came from Haiti to the United States and did not have in-depth knowledge of what was required to obtain financial freedom in this country. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may be the same.

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14 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Biggest Accomplishment in 2016


I landed my first international travel consulting gig with Blue Marble Dreams and traveled to Haiti to open an ice cream shop. Share The end of every year is the opportunity reflect on a 365 day journey. 2016 was a bad year for some and for some it was a great year. Many businesses were launched and others were closed. Pivots were made and goals were shattered.

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Looking to the use cases of big data

The Equity Kicker

Tracking disease epidemics – GigaOM tracks the story of how Twitter tracked a recent outbreak of cholera in Haiti and how that can be of use to aid agencies. As I’m sure you’ve noticed big data has been a hot topic for a while now. Everyone is rushing to use big data technologies like Hadoop and Cassandra and VCs have been pumping money into companies associated with the big data trend for at least the last couple of years.

Success – How Badly Do You Want It? by Yaro Starak

It’s a biography of Dr.Paul Farmer , one of the most inspiring people I’ve heard of, and whose non-profit ‘Partners In Health’ is touching the lives of thousands of downtrodden people in desperately poor countries like Haiti and parts of Africa.

15 Entrepreneurs Share What Their Favorite Part of Running a Business Is


Our technology can and is changing the world by making vehicles cleaner, providing solutions in Haiti for air conditioning, and protecting US military in combat. Share Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its share of ups and downs. While the downs can be pretty low the ups always seem to triumph for a true entrepreneur at heart. Milestones are what entrepreneurs and business owners work towards. Once you finally reach a certain point then reflection can truly begin.

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the world without altgate


@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.    I was just looking at the 2008 Google Analytics data for Altgate.    It is an amazing tool. 

In search of Stillness, or why personal high availability is a (generally) a bug

Fred Destin

At the risk of shocking you, I did not not follow the Haiti developments day-by-day as the crisis unfolded. These days, 2.3 seconds seems to be the average time between sending out an email and getting a response. We live in a world of immediate interaction and a general information immersion and real-time availability.

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

Startup Lessons Learned

Earlier this week, Ron Klain was named President-Elect Biden's chief of staff. The two have worked together for the last 30 years, and Ron also served as Biden's chief of staff during the Obama administration. He was the White House Ebola Response Coordinator in 2014 and 2015, when the Obama administration set up a pandemic prevention office and created a playbook for managing future outbreaks.