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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 — South Asia

Social entrepreneur incubator launched in Taiwan

Source: Taiwan Today

A social entrepreneur incubation platform based on the U.K.’s UnLtd model was launched July 1 in Taiwan, according to program operator Social Enterprise Insights.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — No Region Specified

DesignMedix Awarded $3 Million to Develop Low-Cost, Safe Malaria Drug

Source: VentureBeat

DesignMedix, Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, received a grant for almost $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue development and manufacture of a new anti-malarial drug.
Friday, January 4, 2013 — No Region Specified

Maybe an accelerator at sea isn’t so ‘Unreasonable’ after all

Source: Digital Trends

11 entrepreneurs will set sail on Unreasonable at Sea's accelerator with the goal to break into the global market to solve the world's most pressing problems with the backing of some of the best tech minds that the industry has to offer.
Friday, November 16, 2012 — South Asia

Intellecap, Villgro Enter Strategic Partnership to Build a Comprehensive Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurship

Source: Press Release

Intellecap and Villgro today announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the extensive experience and networks of both organizations to better assist social entrepreneurs developing innovative business models across India. This synergy of resources and expertise will promote a broader national-level collaborative plan to identify and support competitive enterprises focused on creating market solutions for the Base of the Pyramid.
Friday, November 2, 2012 — No Region Specified

Santa Clara University Welcomes Applications from Investment-Ready Social Enterprises

Source: Market Watch Press Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Applications are now open for Santa Clara University's Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI(TM)), an 11-year-old program that helps social entrepreneurs create greater impact in their poverty-alleviating missions.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 — Asia Pacific

Creating space for social enterprise in Singapore

Source: The Guardian

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" That is probably the most common question I would get from any family member, friends of family and head-patting adults in general. It was a question that I enjoyed answering when I was 10. The possibilities were endless. But I also wondered why adults like asking that question. Was it because they found a need to keep up with our fleeting, fantastic answers, or was it that they like to reminisce on what could have been for themselves?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — No Region Specified

Village Capital & Venture Well Team Up to Launch an Accelerator Focused on Clean Tech and Mobile ICT

Source: Blue Sky

Village Capital and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s (NCIIA) Venture Well have joined to offer early stage IT and cleantech entrepreneurs the opportunity to win $100,000 in seed money. Teams selected from across the nation will take part in a two and a half month competition beginning with a conference for selectees the weekend of November 29, 2012 in Boston. T
Monday, September 24, 2012 — No Region Specified

Hult Global Case Challenge To Announce Incubator-Based 'NGO 2.0' At Clinton Global Initiative Conference

Source: Forbes

In April, I wrote about the Hult Global Case Challenge, a worldwide social entrepreneurship challenge hosted by the Hult International Business School, an entity owned by Swedish billionaire Bertil Hult (worth $3 billion as of March), the entrepreneur who made his fortune by building language and cultural learning giant EF Education First.
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