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This Inventor Can't Stop Innovating in Uganda

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Moses Kizza Musaazi is an entrepreneur, inventor, and fixer of many troubled things in the country of Uganda. Leigh Buchanan tells his story.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Uganda's Bridge International Academy is accused of 'poor hygiene.'

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Man to plead to sending Uganda-made counterfeits in mail

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

SiliconHills

Beyonic founder Luke Kyohere, from Uganda, said 20 percent of the $150 [.] The post Beyonic Wins the IBM Global Entrepreneur Pitch Competition appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Next Step: Finding Fulfillment After Entrepreneurial Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I spent that week in Uganda observing appropriate technology in action with one of its most vocal practitioners and proponents.

5 Great Companies That Make Money & Do Good

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Its fashionable line of women's jewelry, bags, and clothing all but conceals a mission to provide sustainable jobs to women in Uganda.

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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

Mobile Is Hot--& Only Getting Hotter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

By 2015, cell phone plans will outnumber people. Take a look at some of the stats behind this booming market. but it's on track to get a lot hotter.

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How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving into Work

Up and Running

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

How Ashish Thakkar Built an African Business Empire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. Thus, the Give Back program was born.

TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Getting to Here”

The Product Guy

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.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them. Startups

Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In Brazil, Ecuador, Uganda, and Switzerland, the rate of business creation by gender is equal. Here are their priorities and concerns. borders.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

By early 2015, Bridge will have academies in Nigeria and Uganda, with India soon following. I was like, anyone can build a school."

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How to Help African Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

My mother was born in Tanzania, and my father in Uganda. We moved back to Uganda, coming full circle, and at that time we literally had nothing.

“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. One of the role models I met during this time was Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water.

Entrepreneur Helps Brings Clean Water

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Uganda has more than 10 million people without safe water to drink. Entrepreneurial Profile : Kathy Ku: SPROUTS of Water.

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. Stay Tuned.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

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

YoungUpstarts

Manish Chande is a man who knows about property investments. In 2008 when he appeared on the Sunday Times rich list, ranking 1118 th. million per acre.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s a fact: Fewer women around the world start businesses than their male counterparts. Here are three big issues standing in their way. Surprised?

Marketing the Viral Effect and Not-for-Profit Gold

crowdSPRING Blog

Some questioned whether the effort was over-simplifying the situation and others pointed out that Kony was no longer 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. One of the role models I met during this time was Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water.

How The Startup Scene Evolved In Lithuania

ArcticStartup

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

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

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

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. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Video Link: Interviews with Finalists and 2012 Winner Catherine Mitchell. “We

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

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

ArcticStartup

A guest post by Edmundas Bal?ikonis ikonis , CEO of Trackduck. Lithuania is one of the smallest countries in Europe with a population of 3 million.

Inc.'s Favorite Stories of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The past 12 months brought many memorable stories from Inc. We've selected a few of our favorites. Each year, Inc. We've chosen some of our favorites.

Editor's Letter: Inspirations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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." Think Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Andrew Carnegie. This new truth was first driven home to me at the Inc.

Garage48 Goes Africa Times 5!

ArcticStartup

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. Garage48 has announced that they will be holding 5 events in Africa.

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. So Raven + Lily was born.

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Venture Cyclist

Korde is an Indian who also spent some of his childhood in Uganda and then moved to the US. This music was incredible. Music

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

crowdSPRING Blog

At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. Thus, the Give Back program was born.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. Thus, the Give Back program was born.

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Escape From Cubicle Nation

In college, my major was International Service and Development. I remember working in a day care center on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia.

Startup Insights From Paul English, Co-Founder of Kayak

OnStartups

So, Haiti, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia. I’m just wrapping up several weeks of attending conferences across both coasts. laughter].

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?