The Impact of Techbikers – Part II

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Nepal, May 2016. For the first time this year, I went to see the impact of Techbikers in Nepal. magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, but the aftermath is visible everywhere. That was the case for many of the RTR buildings in Nepal, as they’ve built with quality materials and are up to code regulation. It’s surprising how far the money can go in Nepal. 9 libraries established in India, Nepal, Cambodia, and Bangladesh.

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Tsai got the idea for Pani when he helped to install a water pipeline in 2018 that delivers clean water to rural areas to Nepal. Allen Tsai is an experienced entrepreneur with many connections in the startup world.

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Join Techbikers 2016 – Paris to London

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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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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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My Water Pilgrimage:

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What spending 10 days in a remote village in Nepal has taught me about the role of technology in water sustainability and independence The Origin Story At an early age, my parents instilled in us a sense of empathy for the less fortunate and taught us to be mindful custodians of the world and its precious natural resources. The NGO I came across Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH) through charity: water’s birthday campaigns. On my Nepal trip, I had an epiphany.

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Nepal. Nepal was in ruins and thousands were reported dead or missing. The donations have most probably been utilized and the tourists are reluctant to visit Nepal. Days before the earthquake in April 2015. Buildings that could hardly survive an earthquake and the kindest people I have ever met. Just five days later it was all history. The world watched the terrifying videos over and over again, and donated. Now, a few months later, the world is already silent.

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Creating a movement

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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.

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Crowdsourcing The Indian Rupee Symbol

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VC Cafe Turns 9

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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.

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Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Shigeru Ban to help relief efforts in Nepal Too weird, right? Metallica? Mellow? But perhaps a great way to start the weekend, am I right? A hard act to follow, perhaps, but get yourself ready, because it’s time now for our weekly Roundup! This week’s set of lovely links and attractive articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account ) is keyboard perfection!

The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)

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Since we started Techbikers in 2012, 120 techies cycled from Paris to London and we’ve raised over 100,000 pounds for Room to Read , creating 3 schools, 4 libraries and 3,000 scholarships for girls in India and Nepal. A month from now, 70 people in the London tech industry will be (hopefully) on the last leg of a 320km (200 miles) cycle ride from Paris to London. What made these ‘geeks’ get off their laptop and get on their bikes?

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Take a note from Facebook’s frequent support of social events from the ALS ice bucket challenge to the Nepal earthquake donations. The Internet has democratized our world. You can be Pete Cashmore at 19 creating Mashable. You can be Jan Koum and bring WhatsApp to the world in your 30s. Nothing will stop you as entrepreneurs and dreamers in the next year. Except the question: what are the new digital trends , how do you market your Startup brand in 2016?