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The Innovation Serengeti

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Have you been to Kenya or Tanzania during the annual wildebeest (and zebra and others) migration? It is an amazing sight to see the thundering herds seek out greener pastures. The New Florence blog feels as dynamic. Through July, there. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Travels in 2015

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Egypt , Copenhagen, Tanzania (safari!), San Francisco is an amazing place to live in. 2015 began for me in Maui. and the Balkans. and New York.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

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My 3G connection in Tanzania is better than what I get in San Francisco. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

For tech to develop in emerging economies, the first obstacle is trust

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industry in Tanzania. In the case of Tanzania and Ecuador and many emerging economies, the order will first need to be reversed or re-phrased.

Empowering Employees to Develop Themselves

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Through the grant, one employee went to Tanzania to help a nonprofit group address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. What more could you do?

Three Megatrends That Will Affect Everybody’s Business

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by Professor Dominique V. Turpin, president of IMD. The future is hard to predict and a lot of “experts” regularly get it wrong. Only time will tell.

Book Review: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I read portions of the book in comfortable hotels or cars in Tanzania, often whizzing by the abject poverty. The writing is lovely. Italy is.

Rethinking Impact Investing

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Impact investing, venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship are all areas in practice and theory that have been close to my heart for years.

The 5 Types of Employees You’ll Find on Your Startup Journey (and How to Manage Them)

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Several years ago, when I was just starting out as an entrepreneur, a friend introduced me to a concept he called “Serengeti Management.” Gazelles.

10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

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Reuben Mpunda, Tanzania. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Is the Paperless Office Possible?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The good news, according to the site's State of the Paper Industry 2011 report, is that we're at least using less paper since 2006.

Impressions from an African Safari

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I recently completed a six night safari in Tanzania (in addition to three nights at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro hiking around). Travel

Lithuania's Eskimi Positions itself in Africa with Partnerships with Nokia and Operators

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Eskimi , the Lithuanian-founded mobile social network that''s been booming in parts of Africa, has been making a few important partnerships lately.

7 Crisis-Planning Steps You Need to Take Before Your Summer Vacation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

So what should you do to make sure your organization is crisis-ready before you head for Tahiti, Tanzania, or Trenton? Crises don''t take holidays, so your company has to create detailed processes ahead of time to deal with them. What do the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, and 9/11 have in common?

Startup Strategy Roundtable: African Tech Entrepreneurs Emerging

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And it was really cool to see a company from Tanzania. I liked all of the companies that were presented at this week's roundtable. Sponsor.

Eskimi Hits 5 Million Users, Sees Solid Growth In Africa

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There is also a growing user-base in Ghana, South Africa,Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, where there are over 250 000 users each. Eskimi , the Lithuanian-based mobile social network based on flirting, has announced it recently hit 5 million users, and is growing at 30 000 a day. million users. million users. .

D-Wave's Dream Machine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

D-Wave thinks it has built the world''s first commercial quantum computer. Mother Nature has other ideas. "I at the University of British Columbia.

Timbeeeeer!! (Diameter)

ArcticStartup

For a startup dealing with logs, Timber Diameter has pulled off quite the impressive run through the past year. Timber Diameter started 15 years ago.

Rethinking Impact Investing

thebarefootvc

Impact investing, venture philanthropy and social entrepreneurship are all areas in practice and theory that have been close to my heart for years.

How to Help African Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

My mother was born in Tanzania, and my father in Uganda. Here''s his view of the continent''s startup ecosystem. Take mentorship, for example.

Development Through Self Empowerment

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I have spent a lot of time thinking about aid to developing nations, especially after my summer working on a UNIDO (United Nations Development Organization) project in Tanzania training women entrepreneurs. While in Rwanda, I went on long drives, for it’s the only way to see this beautiful country. And then there were the children.

Head Over Hills: Lithuanian Mobile Flirting Platform Eskimi Is Growing

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Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia are also showing substantial growth, according to Vytautas Paukstys, CEO. registered users. nas But?nas.

We Will Be the Best-Run Business in America

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Highly Targeted Larry Potterfield's company has more than 1,500 formal business processes.'> In 2011, the company racked up revenue of $225 million.

Bank4Hope Helps The Poor Through Transparent Donations

ArcticStartup

The aid organizations present their projects on the Bank4Hope portal, which may range from a 5 € computer course to 19 year old woman in Tanzania to building a 330 € health camp in Nepal. This is the problem that Aspectus wants to address. The portal’s concept is quite similar to that of Kiva.org.

Bankless Banking Is Ready For Its Close-Up

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by Harold Montgomery, Chairman and CEO of MoneyOnMobile. More than a third of the global population has no access to traditional financial services.

A Glimpse: My American Dream

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When I looked at my inbox this morning, I had emails from six organizations I have advised/worked with over the past couple of years (including Astia and Techstars ) announcing their partnership with the White House’s Startup America initiative. It seems like yesterday (although it was 1989!) Conforming will give you the status quo.

Big Data – Doing Good?

ArcticStartup

Exchanging ideas with entrepreneurs from Tanzania, Kenya, Brazil among others resulted in vivid experience exchange from those quite diverse markets.

Taking the Risk out of Doing Business Overseas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I soon founded Africa Biofuel and Emission Reduction (Tanzania), Ltd., Doing business in Africa is not for sissies. Of course, time is money.

The Unbearable Lightness of Travel

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Levi is an American traveler and talented writer who's riding his bicycle through Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Kenya. His dispatches from the road are worth following if you read travel blogs. In a recent post he first covers the liberating freedom of not owning much stuff. then if you are still on the road, the question is, why?

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: TripBucket

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While living my personal Dream to Summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania we took the website live, literally as I was hiking up the mountain. Did you know that January is the considered by pseudoscience to be the most depressing month ? Might we suggest this week’s Small Business Spotlight, TripBucket, for your trip- planning daydreams?

Sibesonke Wins AfricaCom 2010, Telecom Innovation of the Year Award

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Other finalists in the same category with Sibesonke were Ericsson (Base Transceiver Station), Helios Towers (Lean Operator Model), Vodafone & Vodacom Tanzania (M-PESA) and Zephyr Corporation (Wind Powered Network). Fantastic news to start the week off. The competition has now been held for the third consecutive year.