Posts by Diana Jue and Jackie Stenson
NexThought Monday – Life of a Social Entrepreneur: Managing the flurry of conferences and your expectations
We have been to all types of conferences: big and small, near and far, focused on international development and focused on entrepreneurship. We have been attendees, panelists, and presenters. But unlike some of the competitions and prizes that Starr mentioned, we have found that these conferences can either be incredibly helpful or not helpful at all. It depends entirely on expectations.
After Invention, it Only Gets Harder: Technology distribution isn’t as sexy as innovation, but it’s critical
However noble an engineer’s aspirations may be, mere invention is not enough. Functional sales, marketing, distribution, and after-sales service strategies are required to get technologies into the hands of people they are intended to benefit. Without this holistic picture, technologies fail to achieve significant impact, and are essentially designed in vain.