How This Million-Dollar Fashion Startup Is Helping African Entrepreneurs Stay in Business

Inc Startups

Five percent of sales will go to a charity that supports small business owners in Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, and South Sudan Tom Cridland sells a $100 "Entrepreneur's Shirt"--guaranteed to last 30 years.

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Samaritan’s Purse workers are released in South Sudan

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Franklin Graham’s Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse says the eight aid workers who were kidnapped this week have been released and are safe

Aid workers detained as South Sudan military accuses rebels

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Armed personnel have detained South Sudanese staffers with the aid group Samaritan's Purse, the group said Monday, while rebels dismissed as "propaganda" the government's claim of a kidnapping

Even more innovation around the world

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We hear so much about Silicon Valley and Bangalore and Shanghai that is refreshing to hear about innovations in unexpected places: Amsterdam''s Design and Dining Renaissance Satellites and Sudan''s war Startups in Montevideo, Uruguay The breakneck speed of Seoul, S

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The Interview, Censorship, Terrorism, Dr. Evil, and Lots of Other Stuff

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He’s decided that the North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war but is now trying to decide if it’s terrorism so he can put North Korea on the terrorism sponsors list to join Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

Building a Winning Team through the Draft and Free Agency

Lightspeed Venture Partners

We are thrilled to welcome Ajay Sudan , who brings with him 15 years of operating experience including six years at Palantir where he was responsible for launching several new businesses, including their healthcare business, which he grew to $100M+ in sales.

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The Business Model Canvas and Social Enterprises


Frequently, social enterprises have both end user customers, like poor women in Ecuador who need skills, or farmers in South Sudan who need electricity, or homeless people in New York who need homes. Osterwalder’s business model canvas is a picture of a business, a way to parse it out so that startups can figure out whether their fantasy can be real, and investors, brokers, and other interested parties can gauge the strengths and weaknesses of an established business.

Doing Business in the Hardest Spots on Earth

Inc Startups

This is the first in a series of dispatches from a pair of investment advisors who work with growth companies in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, Haiti, and other countries devastated by war and poverty. In the midst of violence and privation, entrepreneurs just keep on building.

Meet the Veterans Launching Nonprofits to Change the World

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Three years later, their small relief effort has grown into Team Rubicon , an organization with 12,000 volunteers across the United States that has conducted 45 other relief missions in China, Burma, South Sudan, and the U.S.

6/16: What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

David Teten

After working for Medecins Du Monde/ UNICEF in South Sudan, Mr. Rogers co-founded UNITY TV, and a start-up initially funded by the United Nations and the BBC. I hope you can join us at the HBS Club of NY / HBS Angels of NY event below on Thursday, June 16: Click here to make a reservation.

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This Man Can't Stop Innovating

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UNHCR offices in Kenya, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have expressed interest in setting up their own factories, although production is limited by the availability of papyrus.