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VIDEO: Touring the remodeled HUB Seattle

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OK, so it wasn’t quite an episode of MTV’s CRIBS, but we did our own little house tour of the HUB Seattle’s new downtown digs in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square earlier this week. Check out the video to get a look at the remodeled business incubator and...
VIDEO: Touring the remodeled HUB Seattle

These guys are traveling 10,000 miles by bike to discover Europe and Asia’s young visionaries

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Postulate One is one part citizen journalism, one part a study in the global definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and one part … a 10,000 mile bicycle trip across Eurasia. Recent American university graduates, Morgan Hartley and Chris Walker have taken on the task of travelling across...
These guys are traveling 10,000 miles by bike to discover Europe and Asia’s young visionaries

Social enterprise network daily: Wednesday 6 June

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We round up some of the most useful and interesting social enterprise links from around the webSocial enterprise: Olympics offer sporting chanceThe FT reports on how the Olympic and Paralympic Games are providing physical legacy and urban regeneration with high-profile sponsors working quietly with local communities around the Olympic park...
Social enterprise network daily: Wednesday 6 June

Rumors Are Swirling Legendary VC Jim Breyer Is Leaving Accel: Here's The Truth

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We've heard from multiple sources that famed Silicon Valley investor Jim Breyer may be leaving Accel. He tells us he's not. Here's what's going on. A few days ago, PEHub's Connie Loizos wrote about Breyer's personal fund, Breyer Capital. Although the fund was formed in 2006 and it isn't staffed,...
Rumors Are Swirling Legendary VC Jim Breyer Is Leaving Accel: Here's The Truth

Social entrepreneurs use startups to change the world

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Leila Janah, cofounder of Samasource Muhammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank, sparked a movement with the simple question: “If you are a socially conscious person, why don’t you run your business in a way that will help achieve social objectives?” Today’s young tech...
Social entrepreneurs use startups to change the world
Social: It's the End of the World, And I Feel Fine: 10 Questions with Andrew Zolli

Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow Of Steve Jobs, Is Joining Stanford University's Board Of Trustees

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Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of visionary Apple co-founder and CEO, the late Steve Jobs, is joining the board of trustees of Stanford University. She has been elected for a five-year term that will begin on October 1. The move continues her association with educational policy as well as Stanford — she...
Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow Of Steve Jobs, Is Joining Stanford University's Board Of Trustees

Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

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Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years. That might still happen, but the latest research suggests that non-profits may not actually be the best way to drive...
Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea
Tales of second-generation disruption from the top social entrepreneurs

3 Ways Social Media Is Reshaping the Political Landscape

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The recent political conventions underscored a few disconcerting trends. Our political leadership is not only out of touch with reality but also tends to distort the truth. How can social-media-based innovations address these challenges? Given that social media excel at connecting people with society's leaders, there is no question social...
3 Ways Social Media Is Reshaping the Political Landscape

Safer Minicabs – Small business, big idea

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A smartphone app for booking minicabs safely is a software engineering student's startup business ideaName Safer MinicabsFounder Jayesh HiraniCompany started March 2011 (service launched October 2011)Number of employees 2Based Wembley, north LondonWhat's the big idea?As the name suggests, Safer Minicabs is a smartphone app for booking minicabs safely. It aims...
Safer Minicabs – Small business, big idea

Live Q&A: Social enterprise in sport, 27 July, 12-2pm BST

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Join us on Friday 27 July to find out from our expert panel about opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the world of sportIt's been another action-packed summer of British sport. We've had penalty heartache at Euro 2012, Murray mania at Wimbledon and now the Olympics are almost upon us.But what...
Live Q&A: Social enterprise in sport, 27 July, 12-2pm BST

Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

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From cracking the human genome to advancing medical research through computer games, British social entrepreneurs have a proud history of using technology to make the world a better place. Last year, we launched the Global Impact Awards to support nonprofits using technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems....
Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

Top 10 ideas festivals

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TEDx is the best-known of the new wave of 'ideas events' bringing together academics and creatives, but open to everyone. Here are 10 brainy breaksTEDxCapeTown, South AfricaTicket prices for the twice-yearly TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conferences are beyond most people, so try out one of the thousands of TEDx...
Top 10 ideas festivals

Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

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OpenTable’s founder, Chuck Templeton, has launched ImpactEngine, a new Chicago-based accelerator to support for-profit businesses that aim to make a positive social or environmental impact in the world. This week, ImpactEngine accepted its first class. These founders hope to become social business leaders, and are tackling global problems like illiteracy...
Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

Google's Global Impact Challenge Will Award $3M To 4 UK Social Entrepreneurs, With Tim Berners-Lee And Richard Branson Among The Judges

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Google, the world’s largest search engine and one of the most powerful tech companies overall, is now using its muscle to search for something new: social entrepreneurs. Today, the company is announcing the Global Impact Challenge, a new prize that will award £2 million ($3 million) between four non-profit startups...
Google's Global Impact Challenge Will Award $3M To 4 UK Social Entrepreneurs, With Tim Berners-Lee And Richard Branson Among The Judges

Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

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Twitter and Facebook are valuable tools for social enterprises - but there are a number of pitfalls you should avoidYoung, new social entrepreneurs around the world face a similar problem: building an audience and sustaining virtual communities. With social media playing an important role in audience building, early-stage entrepreneurs have...
Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra To Create A "School In The Cloud"

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The educational innovator receives $1 million to seed child-driven, Internet-enabled learning centers in India and around the world. Today Dr. Sugata Mitra became the eighth winner of the TED Prize, which now consists of $1 million presented to social entrepreneurs to make their dreams huge. Past winners include Bono's...
TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra To Create A "School In The Cloud"

Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

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Global Impact Awards’ hunt for U.K.’s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today From cracking the human genome to advancing medical research through computer games, British social entrepreneurs have a proud history of using technology to make the world a better place. Last year, we launched the Global Impact Awards to...
Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

Pinterest CEO To Early Investors: That’s Great Advice! Now, About That Wire Transfer…

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Here’s a funny story — and one that’s probably familiar for most entrepreneurs who’ve raised money. It’s about how the picture of what worked or what didn’t work during the founding of a company is frequently different depending on which side of the table you are on. There’s a long...
Pinterest CEO To Early Investors: That’s Great Advice! Now, About That Wire Transfer…

The Quiet Revolution in Social Impact

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There are currently 30 million African migrants who have left their home countries to find work elsewhere. They support more than 300 million people in their home countries, remitting essential food and goods, and in aggregate represent more than $10b in annual economic activity. This is an economy without an...
The Quiet Revolution in Social Impact

We Need More Female Investors

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Women are gaining financial independence to an unprecedented degree -- they now make up the majority of college graduates, are nearly half of the labor force and are becoming the primary earners in many households.Yet most remain uneasy or uninvolved when it comes to talking about and managing money. -- USA Today...
We Need More Female Investors

26 Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

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We go through hundreds of books each year here at Business Insider's War Room. Many aren't worth a second glance, but there are some every business owner should read.  So, we've put together a list of the best books for entrepreneurs — either from our own recommendations or touted by big-time...
26 Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An Entrepreneur
LendUp uses 'big data' to bring better small-dollar loans to people in need

Berners-Lee and Branson to help Google find Britain's top social entrepreneurs

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Richard Branson are both on the judging panel to help Google find the UK’s top social entrepreneurs. As the Guardian reports, Google’s Global Impact Challenge is seeking applicants to submit a technology-based project with “the potential to change society on a large scale.” Applications are...
Berners-Lee and Branson to help Google find Britain's top social entrepreneurs

Ashoka Globalizer: Building a Pool of World Class Social Entrepreneurs

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Ashoka Globalizer: Building a Pool of World Class Social Entrepreneurs

$50,000 for Social Entrepreneurs

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$50,000 for Social Entrepreneurs

This Startup Defines One Of The Biggest Trends In Silicon Valley

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There's a slow phase shift in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs are focusing on physical products more than ever before. "There's a deep hunger to create products you can actually hold in your hands," says Michael Del Ponte, a serial entrepreneur who just launched a new company today, Soma Water. "When I...
This Startup Defines One Of The Biggest Trends In Silicon Valley

Laurene Powell Jobs Joining Stanford Board of Trustees

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Stanford University is adding Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, to its 33-member Board of Trustees for a five-year term. Powell Jobs, who earned an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business in 1991, is the founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs and...
Laurene Powell Jobs Joining Stanford Board of Trustees

Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur

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Last October I wrote an article for GOOD titled, “Why Social Ventures Are More Popular Than Ever,” summarizing six key trends driving continued growth. During my research for this piece, I became more than mildly obsessed with finding data to confirm my thesis — that there has, indeed, been...
Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur
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