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Saha Global. London. How it Works - Startuplister. BEFORE PROCEEDING | Social Stock Exchange. European Founders Fund | CrunchBase. Global Best Practices Survey 2015. Metadata | Data-Driven Marketing. Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator | Beedie Newsroom. Newest Submissions - Effective Altruism Forum. Impact Hub Scaling | Impact Hub King's Cross. 8 Impact Hubs across Europe have come together to launch a new scaling program for social entrepreneurs on April 22nd.

For one full year, up to 100 participating social innovators will be immersed in the Impact Hub network and acquire knowledge, skills and advice from top mentors. This will support them to successfully scale their businesses, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. Innovative entrepreneurial solutions that tackle Europe’s major social and environmental challenges are all around us.

Too often, however, they fail to scale beyond their local context. The wheel gets re-invented too many times, causing a huge waste of resources and time. Impact Hub Scaling is a program designed for social enterprises ready to scale. Social entrepreneurs. You will have the opportunity to work with Impact Hubs across Europe. Social entrepreneurs can apply to the program from April 22nd 2015. Entrepreneurship Ideas, Entrepreneur Networking, Entrepreneurial Resources | EFactor.

Startup Curaçao. Entrepreneurship Ideas, Entrepreneur Networking, Entrepreneurial Resources | EFactor. Untitled Document. Ecopreneurist | A blog for and about eco and social entrepreneurs, startups, cleantech, web 2.0 and disruptive business ideas. Business Published on February 13th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani Greenstart, the first startup accelerator exclusively designed for the cleantech industry, begins its second accelerator program today with a new cadre of companies under a tightened focus. Today also marks the launch of Greenstart’s new in-house design practice, which will provide product, service and brand design for startups selected for its 3-month accelerator programs. Greenstart is a startup accelerator focused on helping entrepreneurs build successful companies at the intersection of cleantech and IT.

Greenstart has tightened its focus to companies innovating at the intersection of cleantech and information technology. Managing Partner Mitch Lowe says, “Cleantech’s future is about creating innovations for energy distribution and energy efficiency. Companies included in Greenstart’s second program, chosen in a highly selective process from an initial pool of 152 applicants, are: About the Author. Pre-seed investors look to fund smart people with startup ideas - Business Insider. CAUSE4 | Supporting charities and social enterprises across community, arts, sport and education. Here Are the Secrets of Unicorn Companies — Backchannel. A Cynic’s Guide To Fintech — Bull Market. A Cynic’s Guide To Fintech Several business models that are bound to fail — and a few that might have a chance A pal working in and around the VC industry asked me the other week what I thought about financial technology, or as the unlovely abbreviation has it, “fintech”.

Here are my edited thoughts, from the point of view of someone who spent many years as a banks and diversified financials analyst, and who has some fairly strong prejudices about what works and what doesn’t work in financial services industry. In my view, the portmanteau term “fintech” groups together a number of different business models; I haven’t included “something something Bitcoin” in the list because that’s a slightly different debate. Fintech business model #1. There are a lot of people out there who have expertise in data science, and who think that the incumbents in the industry don’t have sophisticated risk-based pricing because their technological skills aren’t up to the task of identifying risks.

Lecture 1 - How to Start a Startup. This text is annotated! Click on the highlights to read what others are saying. If you'd like to add your own insights, comments, or questions to specific parts of the lecture, visit the lecture page on Genius, highlight the relevant text, and click the button that pops up. Your annotation will appear both here and on Genius. Welcome to CS183B. I am Sam Altman, I'm the President of . Nine years ago, I was a Stanford student, and then I dropped out to start a company and then I've been an investor for the last few. We've taught a lot of this class at YC and it's all been off the record. I'm only teaching three. All of the advice in this class is geared towards people starting a business where the goal is and eventually building a very large company. Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution Part I So the four areas: You need a great idea, a great product, a great team, and great execution.

You may still fail. Before we jump in on the how, I want to talk about why you should start a startup. 1871 | Where digital startups get their start. Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015 - Schwab Foundation. Meet the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015 The 2015 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year represents 31 outstanding social entrepreneurs from 25 organizations operating in more than 45 countries that are pioneering solutions for social and environmental challenges, from mental health to nutrition, homelessness to climate change and more. Europe (3) Sort by regionEurope (3)Middle East/North Africa (3)Asia (7)North America (4)Latin America (4)Sub-Saharan Africa (4) Sort by sector Sort by sectorHealth (12)Education (6)Agriculture (3)Environmet (3)Employment (2)Youth (2)Disabilities (1)Finance (1)Food (1)Media (1)Social services (1)Housing (1)Energy (1) The Safe Point Trust Big White Wall ATF Gaia Country: UK Geographic Area of Impact: Global No. of direct Beneficiaries: Over 4 billion safe injections in 40 countries Geographic Area of Impact: UK, New Zealand, USA No. of direct Beneficiaries: 12,000 Country: France Geographic Area of Impact: France.

Soma: Makers of the Sustainable Glass Water Filter. Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. Answer this question & you’ll get unlimited funding for your startup. Answer this question & you’ll get unlimited funding for your startup “How can this company return 100x on my investment?” Answer that question and you will have an unlimited amount of investors for all time, because investors are playing for Golden Tickets (almost universally). Let me run you through some examples. [ Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): ] Weblogs, Inc., my second company, created Engadget, Autoblog, and 80 other blogs when we sold it to AOL for $30m — 18 months after we started it. When Mark Cuban invested $300,000 for 15% of the business we had a $2,000,000 valuation.

Now, Mark never asked how this business would make him 100x on his money, but in my mind I had a very specific answer for how this business *could* grow fast. 100x on his money would be $30,000,000, which would require someone to buy the company for a $200,000,000 valuation.We had five blogs when he invested and I predicted that we could get 100 in three years.

Best @jason. Enviu - We start world changing companies. Veniam. Caribbean Tales Incubator - Program For Audio-Visual Entrepreneurs. StartupJuncture - News, interviews an insights on Dutch startups. BUX - Casual Stock Trading. Invest through Funding Circle Securities. "Funding Circle" refers to Funding Circle USA, Inc., Funding Circle Ltd., and each of their respective subsidiaries. Businesses listed on the marketplace have been in operation for a minimum of two years (with the exception of franchisee startups with a franchisor guarantee). They must have generated revenue in each of the last two calendar years and must meet Funding Circle USA’s minimum credit criteria. Funding Circle Securities, LLC (the “Firm”), member FINRA/SIPC, is owned and operated by Funding Circle USA, Inc. All securities related activities are conducted through the Firm.

The Firm only offers investment products and securities of its affiliates, which are not publicly traded and may be subject to holding period requirements. Securities offered through the Firm are only suitable for accredited investors who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk associated with private investments. Startup Funding & Investing | Angel Investors. B Corps Fellows Program. Vive con Bienestar. Salud en Colombia, acceso a servicios de salud, negocio social. Hub Lunch | Oasis Game: Building the neighborhood of your dreams | Impact Hub Amsterdam. Phonics Ghana | Phonics by Phone Project.

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Investing in individuals. Improving our world. EFactor, the World's Largest Entrepreneurial Community. Kreyol Essence. YEC // Young Entrepreneur Council | Invite-only entrepreneurship organization. Amsterdam Accelerator · Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, Europe’s most successful startup accelerator, has opened the applications for their new 2014 program. After two successful programs the founders, Patrick de Zeeuw and Ruud Hendriks, have raised the bar yet again, for both the participants and themselves.

The program focuses on intensive mentoring from industry leaders across Europe and beyond, propelling tech startups into higher levels of growth and funding. Since the beginning of the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam program the total “funding score” is set at 95%. Alumni have increased their valuations up to 15 times. In alphabetical order, the Startupbootcamp Amsterdam Teams of 2014 A self-service kiosk which offers printing, copying and scanning.... Giaura turns CO2 from waste stream into a profitable resource.... Iristrace is a tool for auditors, consultants, quality managers, controllers, or any job surrounded with responsibility for inspections or controlling... Wagaduu! Startupbootcamp Amsterdam DEMO DAY. FinTech Accelerator · London. Startupbootcamp FinTech is the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation. We provide funding, mentorship, office space in the heart of London and access to a global network of investors and VCs, for up to 10 selected FinTech startups across the globe.

For three months, the selected startups collaborate with 400+ mentors, partners, and investors to build world class FinTech products, with the ultimate goal of becoming industry leading companies. What We Offer: Extensive mentorship from +400 entrepreneurs, investors, and partners Access to top markets in Europe, US and APAC 3+1 months free office space €15K in cash per team €450K+ in partner services Exposure to 200+ Angels & VCs Invitation to SBC global alumni network and growth program In return we ask for 8% equity.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch at fintech@startupbootcamp.org In alphabetical order, the Startupbootcamp FinTech London Teams of 2015 Timeline Seed funding and other perks. Home - StartupCollective. 10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Build Their Brand Online. Benjamin Lang is the founder of EpicLaunch and co-founder of MySchoolHelp. You can follow him on Twitter @entrepreneurpro and find out more at BenjaminLang.com. Everybody needs to get their name out there on the social web. For entrepreneurs, however, it’s an even more critical aspect of the job. A social presence gives you the credibility to attract clients, partners and investors by making yourself available and demonstrating your personality and experience.

Building your online brand in a meaningful way is no easy task, and there are many tools available to get you on the right path. 1. Being quoted in news articles is an excellent way to demonstrate your authority. HARO is an email digest that connects reporters and sources.NewsBasis allows you to pitch stories to journalists.FlackList is a Rolodex to help the media meet and maintain relationships with experts.Media Kitty is a network that connects journalists with sources. 2. 4.

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KupuHawaii. Azuri Technologies. Crowdfunding Hardware With a Helping Hand From GE. One of the biggest headaches on crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo is vaporware: hardware projects that never materialize or arrive much later than their creators promised. It happens when creators don’t have a grip on the cost or complexity of manufacturing. CNNMoney found last year that 42 of the 50 Kickstarter projects that raised the most money didn’t ship on time. Dragon Innovation today is opening its own crowdfunding site to fund more products and less vaporware. The four-year-old company, with a staff of 20 split between Lexington, Mass., and China, helps hardware makers turn their prototypes into products, including by connecting them to factories overseas. Now it will help them raise money online, too—and potentially introduce them to such companies as General Electric (GE) and Qualcomm (QCOM), says Scott Miller, Dragon’s chief executive.

He’s a veteran of iRobot (IRBT) who led the team that made the Roomba vacuum. BravoRocket. An Organization For Successful Young Entrepreneurs | Young Entrepreneur Council. Make money with apps | App Wholesale Marketplace for App Developers | appbackr. Engage and retain loyal customers - Belly. Income.io - Money Saving App for Families. Marketing Before Funding | For Startups with No Money to Waste. The PitchingWell | A Community for Small Cap Companies and Investors. Smart Site Design in 2 Weeks Starting at $7.5k | Impress. How to Pitch Investors: 4 Tips From TechStars | BNET. Last Updated May 23, 2011 12:41 PM EDT By Eileen P. Gunn Imagine the TV show Shark Tank if 11 promising contestants were chosen from 600, were given shared office space and up to 10 mentors apiece, and told to move their companies as fast and far as they could in three months.

Along the way, they were given the opportunity to rehearse their business pitch over and over again, with feedback from accomplished investors and entrepreneurs. At the end of the three months, 11 contestants were invited to stand on the stage of a large music hall and make eight-minute pitches to an audience of 750 angels and venture capitalists, instead of a hard-to-please panel of four. This, in a nutshell, is TechStars, a tech-company accelerator program that started in Boulder, Colo., recently expanded to other cities including New York, and boasts a lower acceptance rate than Harvard. To win over hard-to-impress investors, entrepreneurs need solid business ideas and killer presentations. 1. 2. 3. 4. Home - MyVideoTalk. EFactor. Watsi | Fund medical treatments for people around the world.

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Content Syndication Member Outreach. SMS & Voice. Quick, Simple, Global. | Messages, Surveys, Decision Trees and Reminders by engageSPARK. Simple Team Performance Management - iDoneThis. Real-time Picture Chatting for iOS and Android. Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship launches Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation. The Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation is a comprehensive global study of policy tools, initiatives and innovative social enterprise models from around the world.The guide serves as the basis of discussions and debate among government ministers, policy-makers, investors and social entrepreneurs at the first Social Innovation Summit in Lima, Peru, held on the eve of the World Economic Forum’s regional Latin America meeting.Download a copy of the policy guide.

Lima, Peru, 23 April 2013 – The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship launched the Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation, a comprehensive report resulting from nearly a year of research, at the Social Innovation Summit held in Lima, Peru. In addition, to bridge policy with an on-the-ground perspective, the Policy Guide highlights social innovation models from the Schwab Foundation network tackling pervasive challenges in health, education, employment, rural development and urban development. The World Economic Forum. Home Page | One Acre Fund. Small business news; tips; networking | BizSugar. Home | The SIB Group.