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12 African Startups to Watch in 2015

12 African Startups to Watch in 2015 | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Twelve startups in East Africa aim to scale their ventures to collectively improve the lives of 12 million people. They have bold visions, but face tough odds.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 8, 2015 9:57 AM

Africa is a huge continent and its economies are growing fast. Smart entrepreneurs are making a difference there and changing life for its growing populations.

Emily and Kevria's curator insight, April 8, 2015 10:41 PM

Economy: this article fits into this category because it talks about how they are taking risky new routes to help improve the lives of 12 million people. They hope to benefit a youthful nation primed to engage with new and innovative ways of living. Even though Africa is facing many challenges they are trying new aye to tackle these challenges. Lastly, their businesses are creating new economies which help builds hope for a bright feature in the face of all the obstacles that they currently face. 

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Unreasonable Labs—One Year, 12 Programs, and 7 Languages Later

Unreasonable Labs—One Year, 12 Programs, and 7 Languages Later | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
A year after launching 5-day Unreasonable Labs around the world, Unreasonable Institute SVP of Global Expansion reflects on lessons learned while scaling. 
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Building a Winning Culture, From a Zany Football Coach

Building a Winning Culture, From a Zany Football Coach | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
For those of us trying to build winning teams, what we need most is a leader who isn't afraid to be excited about what we are trying to accomplish. 
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Four Fundamental Questions for Potential Investors

Four Fundamental Questions for Potential Investors | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
The potential for miscommunication between entrepreneurs and investors is massive. As an entrepreneur, here are four questions you need to ask to avoid it. 
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An Astronaut's View on Entrepreneurship and the Refugee Crisis

An Astronaut's View on Entrepreneurship and the Refugee Crisis | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Astronaut Ron Garan shares how entrepreneurship that includes refugees in the design process is creating real solutions for those affected by the crisis. 
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What These Entrepreneurs Do to Bake Gratitude into Business

What These Entrepreneurs Do to Bake Gratitude into Business | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Inspired by Thanksgiving + the holidays, this post shows how nine different entrepreneurs and investors incorporate gratitude into everything they do.
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This is Not a Playbook for Finding Customers—It’s More Important Than That - UNREASONABLE

This is Not a Playbook for Finding Customers—It’s More Important Than That - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it

Challenges abound when launching and growing an enterprise. But if you are deliberate about learning from the end customers, you're more likely to succeed.

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Challenges abound when launching and growing an enterprise. But if you are deliberate about learning from the end customers, you're more likely to succeed.

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10 Skills Successful Leaders of Conscious Capitalism Possess - UNREASONABLE

10 Skills Successful Leaders of Conscious Capitalism Possess - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Sandja Brügmann is an international expert in sustainable communication and conscious leadership. She’s the CEO of Refresh Agency and The Passion Institute, based in Boulder, CO, USA and Copenhagen, Denmark. Today, we are experiencing a shift away from the old, pure capitalist business principles. Success was once measured purely by profits—with a high disregard for …
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How to Approach and Engage the Press as a Startup - UNREASONABLE

How to Approach and Engage the Press as a Startup - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
This article debunks misconceptions about press for startups and offers tactics for how to better engage with the press to accurately represent your company.
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How To Align Entrepreneur and Investor Incentives - UNREASONABLE

How To Align Entrepreneur and Investor Incentives - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Revenue-based investments are a lower cost of capital than traditional equity. They also better align the incentives of the investor with the entrepreneur.
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Unreasonable's Values | This Is Our Manifesto // Our Values + Traditions

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Editor's Choice: UNREASONABLE.is Must Reads - UNREASONABLE

Editor's Choice: UNREASONABLE.is Must Reads - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Former UNREASONABLE.is editor reflects on the people behind this untraditional, unreasonable publication who graciously share their entrepreneurial insights.
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16 must-read posts on UNREASONABLE.is by our Editor & Producer Nate Beard 

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It's Not Them, It's You!

It's Not Them, It's You! | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
The next time you have a chance to step up and pitch to a crowd, expecting them to invest, remember these things.
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Concise insights on 5 biggest problems people make when pitching.

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How to Make Your Message Rise to the Top

How to Make Your Message Rise to the Top | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Now, when information is so pervasive, how do we make sure our stories rise to the top? This post shares seven principles to guide you. 
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Why Your Significant Other’s Buy-In Matters for Your Startup

Why Your Significant Other’s Buy-In Matters for Your Startup | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Even in the most resilient relationships, being the spouse or partner of an entrepreneur can take its toll. This spouse shares 5 ways to avoid resentment. 
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 10, 8:46 AM

Great points for any couple in business. Living with #entrepreneurs or #startups is definitely a challenge. Turning it into a learning experience that allows you to grow closer is pretty awesome. Nice article.

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Four Fundamental Questions for Potential Investors

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The potential for miscommunication between entrepreneurs and investors is massive. As an entrepreneur, here are four questions you need to ask to avoid it. 
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How to Make Your Startup an Overnight Success

How to Make Your Startup an Overnight Success | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
With stories filling our heads of startups achieving overnight success, it’s no wonder that entrepreneurs are increasingly impatient. But it takes time. 
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Top 15 Posts of 2015

Top 15 Posts of 2015 | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
To celebrate the year, we compiled a list of editor's picks for our 15 most intriguing and most trafficked stories from 2015. 
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How to Get B Corp Certified Fast - UNREASONABLE

How to Get B Corp Certified Fast - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Becoming B Corp certified can be a long and difficult process. But if you follow these four suggestions, you can help your company join the movement fast.
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How to Unleash the Founder Magic - UNREASONABLE

How to Unleash the Founder Magic - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
All entrepreneurs possess "Founder Magic"—they just might not know how to unleash it. But, it's critical for your venture's success. See five tips here.
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What the Data Say About Women in Early Stage Entrepreneurship - UNREASONABLE

What the Data Say About Women in Early Stage Entrepreneurship - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
We hear often that ventures started by women are promising but under-supported. Is it true they have a harder time raising money? Do the data back it up?
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Soko Jewelry Invented a Virtual Factory to Link Rural Artisans to a Global Marketplace - UNREASONABLE

Soko Jewelry Invented a Virtual Factory to Link Rural Artisans to a Global Marketplace - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
Soko, a global fashion company, leverages the widespread use of mobile phones to allow African artisans to sell their handcrafted jewelry around the world.
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15 Essential Reads for Entrepreneurs on UNREASONABLE.is - UNREASONABLE

15 Essential Reads for Entrepreneurs on UNREASONABLE.is - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
The purpose of this site is to serve entrepreneurs by unleashing the secrets to entrepreneurial success—read our 15 most essential published articles here.
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Unreasonable Group takes Diamandis to heart and goes for it – Resilient Investor

Unreasonable Group takes Diamandis to heart and goes for it – Resilient Investor | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
It's about making positive change, not taking no for an answer. But how, from what perspective? Perhaps a radical offshoot of Occupy? Nope. Not even close.
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5 Benefits to Becoming a Certified B Corp - UNREASONABLE

5 Benefits to Becoming a Certified B Corp - UNREASONABLE | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
What are B Corps and why do they matter? Learn why getting this certification might be the best thing for your company...and the world.
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Global Development R&D: Maintaining A Balanace

Global Development R&D: Maintaining A Balanace | Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creative Misfits | Scoop.it
While the global development community needs to naturally look ahead, it also needs to remember the people suffering today.
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