This Inventor Can't Stop Innovating in Uganda

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Moses Kizza Musaazi is an entrepreneur, inventor, and fixer of many troubled things in the country of Uganda. Uganda's swamps abound with papyrus, providing a plentiful and free source of material. Read more about Musaazi's inventions and solutions for Uganda here.

Founder Speaks After Her Zuckerberg- and Gates-Backed For-Profit School Is Ordered to Shut Down

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Uganda's Bridge International Academy is accused of 'poor hygiene.' Its founder says it's a more complicated campaign to undermine its existence

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Innovation from around the globe Immarsat’s Satellites - UK EV Car dispensing machine – China Chef robots – Portugal Powering agriculture – Uganda The pot at the end of the rainbow – Ireland Google “Climate Change” View – Canada Precision.

Man to plead to sending Uganda-made counterfeits in mail

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man nicknamed "Bullionaire" has been scheduled to plead guilty before a federal judge in Pittsburgh to charges he mailed $5,200 in counterfeit $100 bills from North Carolina to Los

Beyonic Wins the IBM Global Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

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Beyonic founder Luke Kyohere, from Uganda, said 20 percent of the $150 [.] BY SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Beyonic, a company whose software connects major global finance sources with payment networks in the developing world to facilitate mobile payments, won the IBM Global Entrepreneur pitch competition Wednesday at the IBM campus on Burnett. The post Beyonic Wins the IBM Global Entrepreneur Pitch Competition appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Next Step: Finding Fulfillment After Entrepreneurial Success

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Ashley Turner, a successful Los Angeles based photographer, shares how she found a new sense of purpose and fulfillment after launching a nonprofit that empowers families in Uganda

How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving into Work

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When I was in high school, my friends and I set up a giving tree outside the school library, as a fundraiser for the Harambee Centre, an organization which provides, among other things, ambulatory services; and which builds schools for children in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Will Silicon Valley Save the World? No--But Here's What Will

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I spent that week in Uganda observing appropriate technology in action with one of its most vocal practitioners and proponents. Foreign Policy''s latest cover argues that Silicon Valley start-ups can''t fix global problems with apps. It''s true--but that''s not the end of the story.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

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“In March, we met with more than 25 sanitation providers in Kenya and Uganda, and discovered that this lack of data was a universal problem,” explains gather Co-Director John Peter Archer.

Aid workers detained as South Sudan military accuses rebels

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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

5 Great Companies That Make Money & Do Good

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Recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business , Dehtiar currently produces in Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya--with plans to expand Oliberté to Cameroon, Congo, Uganda and Zambia. Need a little inspiration?

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Mobile Is Hot--& Only Getting Hotter

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Farmers and traders in countries like India, Niger, and Uganda have reported business growth as a direct result of access to mobile payment and other mobile applications. By 2015, cell phone plans will outnumber people. Take a look at some of the stats behind this booming market.

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TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Getting to Here”

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Each of the 17 seamstresses we employ was at one time abducted by a rebel army operating in northern Uganda, and many of these women escaped the group carrying children fathered by their captors. What is quickly becoming tradition, we are kicking off the first series of the year looking at our most recent winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

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Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

How Ashish Thakkar Built an African Business Empire

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Thakkar, who is a native of the United Kingdom and grew up in Uganda, now has operations in 19 African countries and just fewer than 9,000 employees. Africa hasn''t always been a safe place for entrepreneurs. But that''s changing.

TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Living in the Now”

The Product Guy

To overcome all these obstacles, and then hit a snag in production because something like needles have suddenly become the scarcest commodity in Uganda, can leave you at your wit’s end. What is quickly becoming tradition, we are kicking off the first series of the year looking at our most recent winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series.

Entrepreneur Helps Brings Clean Water

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Uganda has more than 10 million people without safe water to drink. The idea for the business came to Ku when she was a nineteen-year-old volunteer at a clinic in Uganda. Entrepreneurial Profile : Kathy Ku: SPROUTS of Water.

“It’s hard to convey the impact seeing the work in person has on people” – Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison on Making a Difference

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Or Uganda for example. My final year at YouTube was spent on a set of activities aimed at extending YouTube’s capabilities as an education and activism platform, not just an entertainment vehicle.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

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Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

[Sponsored] Clearbell’s Success Another Vindication Of Manish Chande’s Eye For A Good Deal

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Chande, whose family was expelled from Uganda by notorious dictator Idi Amin, has been a member of the board of the prestigious Land Securities, and was the CEO of Trillium, which broke new ground in the management of sale and lease-back property.

Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013

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In Brazil, Ecuador, Uganda, and Switzerland, the rate of business creation by gender is equal. Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic about 2013 than 2012, according to new data. Here are their priorities and concerns. Could 2013 be the year of the woman entrepreneur?

The Mission: Teach 10 Million Kids--and End Poverty

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By early 2015, Bridge will have academies in Nigeria and Uganda, with India soon following. Bridge International Academies has built 300 schools serving 100,000 students. But that''s only the beginning of its mission to wipe out poverty and make money doing it.

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Marketing the Viral Effect and Not-for-Profit Gold

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Some questioned whether the effort was over-simplifying the situation and others pointed out that Kony was no longer in Uganda.

How to Help African Entrepreneurs

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After surviving the Rwandan genocide, Ashish Thakkar left high school in Uganda to launch a small computer business that would later become Mara Group , one of Africa’s most successful conglomerates. My mother was born in Tanzania, and my father in Uganda.

“It’s hard to convey the impact seeing the work in person has on people” – Charity: Water’s Scott Harrison on Making a Difference

Hunter Walker

Or Uganda for example. My final year at YouTube was spent on a set of activities aimed at extending YouTube’s capabilities as an education and activism platform, not just an entertainment vehicle.

NFIB Announces 2012 National “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”: Oceanside, CA Teenager Recognized with $10,000 Scholarship

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Mitchell, a senior at Guajome Park Academy Charter, was inspired to start her business after making a trip to Uganda where she volunteered at an orphanage and befriended a five-year-old former street child whose mother is dying of AIDS. Touched by her story, Mitchell created a business to sell the unique handmade jewelry created by the women of Uganda. WASHINGTON, D.C. –

How The Startup Scene Evolved In Lithuania

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Their target markets are Nigeria and Uganda, but they are quickly expanding to other English speaking African markets, such as Uganda and Zimbabwe. Photo: Shutterstock.

Study: Female Founders Fear They're Less Capable Than Men

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The 2012 GEM report surveyed 198,000 people in 69 countries and in all but seven of the countries surveyed women represent a minority of the nation''s entrepreneurs, with the exceptions being Panama, Thailand, Ghana, Ecuador, Nigeria, Mexico and Uganda.

Dealflow from Lithuania: These #LTstartups are raising over $100M

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Here are the startups rasing A rounds: MoboFree is #1 social e-commerce marketplace in Nigeria with strong footprint in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana with almost 4M registered members who are generating up to 2M daily pageviews. A guest post by Edmundas Bal?ikonis ikonis , CEO of Trackduck.

The Nonprofit Giving Free Money to the Poor, No Strings Attached

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Founded in 2008 by Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye, and Rohit Wanchoo, GiveDirectly enables donors to transfer money directly to the phones of people living in poverty in Kenya and Uganda. What would happen if charities cut out the middleman and asked people to send cash directly to the poor? GiveDirectly is in the process of finding out. The old saying goes: If you give a man a fish, he''ll eat for a day, but teach a man to fish, and he''ll eat for a lifetime.

Inc.'s Favorite Stories of 2012

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This Man Can't Stop Innovating For our June issue, Leigh Buchanan traveled to Kampala, Uganda, the headquarters of Moses Kizza Musaazi's Technology for Tomorrow. The past 12 months brought many memorable stories from Inc. We've selected a few of our favorites. Each year, Inc.

Editor's Letter: Inspirations

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While I was in Ethiopia, editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan traveled in Uganda to meet Moses Kizza Musaazi, an entrepreneur whose work represents, as Leigh writes in her story about him, "a kind of turnkey thinking about human suffering." Today, the charitable impulse seems to come early and often to entrepreneurs still in their formative, company-building years. Traditionally, successful people turned their attention to the woes of the world only after they made their bundle.

Garage48 Goes Africa Times 5!

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While the mentioned events are confirmed, the team also plans to hold events in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. We at ArcticStartup heart the Garage48 event for all the rush and enthusiasm that comes forth in the 48 hours of pure innovation. But the weather at the events here in the Nordics and Baltics was perhaps just a bit too cold and needed some equatorial treatment, which is exactly the treatment Garage48 will be getting.

Raven + Lily: Empowering Women Through Design

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I had just moved back to the US from living in Uganda working with an artisan group, and was thrilled to find a brand here in Austin that so perfectly aligned with the kind of work I wanted to continue doing. “Empowering women through design” is core value Raven + Lily uses to guide their business. I was introduced to R+L and their Ops Director Cameron Crake via our mutual friend Katy Roth down in Austin, TX.

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Korde is an Indian who also spent some of his childhood in Uganda and then moved to the US. Dorit and I went to the most amazing concert last night at the Boston Philharmonic Discovery Series, of which we have been subscribers for several years.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

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“In March, we met with more than 25 sanitation providers in Kenya and Uganda, and discovered that this lack of data was a universal problem,” explains gather Co-Director John Peter Archer.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

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“In March, we met with more than 25 sanitation providers in Kenya and Uganda, and discovered that this lack of data was a universal problem,” explains gather Co-Director John Peter Archer.

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Escape From Cubicle Nation

My friend Teddy, who is from Uganda, writes passionately about the topic at Project Diaspora , highlighting the development work being done every day by Africans, and often looking at expatriate aid programs with a critical eye. In college, my major was International Service and Development.

Invest in Israel Newsletter April 2011 Edition

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Mekorot National Water Company will develop Uganda’s water infrastructures under an agreement signed with the government-owned National Water and Sewerage Corporation. Mekorot will first build projects in Karamoja district in Uganda’s arid northeast, but hopes to expand its work throughout the country and to include the development of sewage treatment plants.

Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak

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So, Haiti, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia. I’m just wrapping up several weeks of attending conferences across both coasts. Of the ones I have been to recently, the Nantucket Conference has been my favorite.