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Entrepreneur Helps Brings Clean Water

The Entrepreneurial Mind

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. Ku started her non-profit with $15,000 grant from Harvard and a donated piece of land in Kumi, Uganda where she built a ceramic factory to make water filters. Entrepreneurial Profile : Kathy Ku: SPROUTS of Water.

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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

[Interview] Christopher Kape, Vancouver Executive, President of JAMCO Capital Partners

YoungUpstarts

He has gone on several service trips with his children, including a trip to rural Uganda with The Walking School Bus, and one to rural India with ME to WE. You value service work and have organized and traveled to rural Uganda and India with the mission to give back.

Exploring The Everyday: Janji Wants You To Change The World By Running

View from Seed

This past fall we did Libya, the season before that we did Uganda, and we’re going to be doing Cambodia in 2019. And you know, yes people there are wearing Janji, yes we love the product and think it’s meant for everyday use, but we’re also really just interested in how we connect and together make the world a better place both around the world in Bolivia and in Uganda but also here in our own backyard.

3 Big Lessons From African Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

In Uganda and Zambia it’s as low as 15% saying it would stop them starting a business , whereas in the US this figure stands at 34%. by Sharon Fishburne. Africa is a huge and diverse continent, and over the last few years, it has emerged as one of the world’s hotspots for startups.

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[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. Manish Chande is a man who knows about property investments. He’s made his name and established his authority on the subject over the past 30 years, thanks largely to a shrewd eye for a good investment.

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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. At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. It’s the work we do as a collective that makes the greatest impact. But we also value our broader, global community, and feel it’s important to make an impact there, as well.

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.

How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving into Work

Up and Running

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. The holidays are a great time to foster a positive workplace culture, as well as give charitably to your community.

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Raven + Lily: Empowering Women Through Design

Hunter Walker

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.

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. What it doesn’t have is a startup culture where smart young entrepreneurs can grow their ideas into companies. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

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. What it doesn’t have is a startup culture where smart young entrepreneurs can grow their ideas into companies. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

“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. At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. It’s the work we do as a collective that makes the greatest impact. But we also value our broader, global community, and feel it’s important to make an impact there, as well.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

“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. At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. It’s the work we do as a collective that makes the greatest impact. But we also value our broader, global community, and feel it’s important to make an impact there, as well.

“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. One of the role models I met during this time was Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water. Scott’s a magnetic public speaker and as evidenced by his previous life of running high-end NYC nightclubs, he knows what makes people tick.

“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. One of the role models I met during this time was Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water. Scott’s a magnetic public speaker and as evidenced by his previous life of running high-end NYC nightclubs, he knows what makes people tick.

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. I spend a fair amount of time on social media websites: I check into Facebook several times on any given day, I follow over 700 people on my Twitter account and average anywhere from 3-10 posts to it per day. I also regularly visit LinkedIn as well as Google+ and have been known to browse Pinterest, Quora, and some of the various other players.

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