Silicon Kush

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On-the-spot fines from the police are common here in Tajikistan. Soliev is one of Tajikistan’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. Tajikistan shares ethnicities, religion, language, and a border with Afghanistan.

Doing Business in the Hardest Spots on Earth

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Planes don’t leave often from Kabul to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and the transport seems correspondingly ad hoc. The implication: Tajikistan is a country on the move, but Western aid is not powering that progress.

A Startup’s First Steps: What’s In A Name?


You don’t know what the trademark registry doesn’t tell you – i.e., even if you diligently search the TESS database, it won’t reveal that company in Tajikistan that started selling an Android app six months ago under the exact same name you want to use for a similar iPhone app that hasn’t launched yet – which may not ever register the TM in the US, but may have common-law rights to the name.

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Hey You. Your Uber is Arriving …

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Nice chat with the fellow from Tajikistan in his personal, clean Toyota Camry and I simply jump out when I arrive at MOMA. “As the fairy tale goes, Uber was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, when Kalanick and his friend Garrett Camp could not get a cab.

Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

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Members are based in many developing countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Reid Hoffman Wants You to Invest His Money

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Then I remembered that men in the Middle East and Asia tend to have the slowest funded loans, so I made a loan to Safarali , a Tajikistan cattle breeder with a wife and six kids.

Catching Up With Kiva

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People were drawn to lending in their backyard as well as giving to people in distant locations like Tajikistan or Azerbaijan." Kiva's director of social performance illuminates how the nonprofit has confronted naysayers as it expands its microlending to the U.S.

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