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  • 33Needs Turning Ideas into Action

    Securities law prevents investment in companies not listed with the SEC, creating a barrier for small and medium-sized businesses from funding. Josh Tetrick decided to literally redefine that negative and turn it into a positive by forming 33Needs, a startup crowd-funding website focused on social entrepreneurs.

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    Entrepreneurship, Environment, Impact Assessment, Technology
  • The Best Ideas of 2010 – iHub Nairobi

    The Nairobi technology community is small, but it’s also behind some of the most exciting examples of realizing the potential of mobile technology in development. The iHub in Nairobi a clubhouse for innovators in the hotbed of mobile innovation that’s most relevant to the majority of mobile phone users in the world.

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    Impact Assessment, Technology
  • Best Ideas of 2010: Cardiocam

    "Cardiocam: Technology for Non-Contact Multi-Parameter Physiologic Measurements" was developed by researchers at Harvard/M.I.T, and captures physiological data via a webcam. The webcam is able to detect subtle shifts in face color and blood flow and then translates these facts into usable data, enabling physicians to diagnose patients from afar.

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    Health Care, Technology
    Tags
    Base of the Pyramid
  • One Laptop Per Child … But What “Laptop”?

    The convergence of PCs and mobile phones, is well under way. It’s hard to believe that transformation began in earnest just three years ago when Apple unveiled the iPhone. Today, Africans are turning their late adoption of technology to their advantage by leapfrogging landlines and personal computers to mobile devices, and developers are following.

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    Technology
  • Guest Post: M-PESA Gets High Marks as It Goes Down Market

    New data shows M-PESA’s reach is spreading down market while service and customer satisfaction are at all time highs.

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    Technology
    Tags
    financial inclusion
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week: Let’s Get to Work

    With 100 countries, 40,000 events and 10 million people, Global Entrepreneurship Week has grown exponentially with the global economic turndown. And never before have so many people had access to so many good ideas for starting and flourishing new enterprises.

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    Entrepreneurship, Technology
  • The New Nomads and Cloud Computing in Africa

    The Nomads of the Sahara are called the "children of the clouds" and in Africa, clouds announce the rain that brings hope. A new type of cloud is bringing hope for the next generation of African innovators and unleashing their creativity: Cloud computing.

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    Entrepreneurship, Technology
    Tags
    employment
  • Transactions Without Borders: The March of Mobile Money

    The term "unbanked" does not always equate to "unbankable." In fact, it’s often simply a case of banks being unreachable. In his latest book, Sam Pitroda explains that the digital wallet is going to change the very concept of money, leading to financial and social inclusion.

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    Technology
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    financial inclusion, telecommunications
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