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What Is Social Finance? | Social Finance

What Is Social Finance? | Social Finance | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
SocialFinance.ca is a network of investors, enterprises, and enablers that are actively harnessing finance for social impact through community investment, microfinance, social enterprise, philanthropy, and responsible investment.
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4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So&Called Dead&End ... - Fast Company

4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So&Called Dead&End ... - Fast Company | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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This High-Tech Startup's Story Starts in Iraq

How Nic Gray turned his experience as a gunner in Operation Iraqi Freedom into a high-tech startup.
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Incredibly proud of my friend Nic. His story is amazingly inspirational and the company he is building is as strong as he is.

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Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”? - Xconomy

Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”? - Xconomy | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”?
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Aereo's legal war ended in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, but other startups should be wary.
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Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship - Lifehacker

Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship - Lifehacker | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship
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In October, I created an online business that would teach entrepreneurs how to get started with online video.
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The happiest entrepreneurs in America - CNBC.com

The happiest entrepreneurs in America - CNBC.com | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
The happiest entrepreneurs in America
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American female entrepreneurs are a happy bunch, and among the most content and active among 24 developed economies, according to a new global report released earlier Wednesday.
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Growth sector: 'Social entrepreneurship' is trending

Growth sector: 'Social entrepreneurship' is trending | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
While American entrepreneurship has dipped, 'social entrepreneurs' geared toward melding the ideals of the non-profit sector with for-profit business have been finding traction.
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Startups Anonymous: Founders confess the biggest mistakes they've made

Startups Anonymous: Founders confess the biggest mistakes they've made | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Starting up is hard and often riddled with mistakes and mishaps. Missed launch dates, bad hires, poor cofounder due diligence, etc. As an entrepreneur, you often feel alone in your mistakes, largel...
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Isn't Entrepreneurship at an All-Time High? Nope. Not Even Close

Isn't Entrepreneurship at an All-Time High? Nope. Not Even Close | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
According to the Brookings Institution, the data show that the U.S. is losing its entrepreneurial spirit--and has been for decades. (Isn't Entrepreneurship at an All-Time High? Nope.
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5 Personality Traits of an Entrepreneur

5 Personality Traits of an Entrepreneur | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Is it being born a prodigy? Is it having a Type-A personality? Is it being an extrovert who spends all their time tinkering around on projects?
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Oil, Gas and Mining Companies Turn to Startups for Cost-Saving Tech - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Oil, Gas and Mining Companies Turn to Startups for Cost-Saving Tech - Wall Street Journal (blog) | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Oil, Gas and Mining Companies Turn to Startups for Cost-Saving Tech Wall Street Journal (blog) Companies in the oil, gas and mining industries that are facing increasing regulatory burdens and higher costs to extract fossil fuels are turning to...
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Who Knew Rap Was the "Music of Entrepreneurship"? | Business on GOOD

Who Knew Rap Was the "Music of Entrepreneurship"? | Business on GOOD | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Watch (and snicker) as VC expert Ben Horowitz quotes hip hop lyrics to support business advice. Read more here. (Rap is the "Music of Entrepreneurship" and @bhorowitz tells us why.
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I'll be jamming to Jay-Z this afternoon!

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These Brooklyn Social Entrepreneurs Want You To Party Hard, Party Without Red Plastic Cups

These Brooklyn Social Entrepreneurs Want You To Party Hard, Party Without Red Plastic Cups | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
The plastic red cup is a true icon of American culture. It's there for the high school keg party, the college pizza study party, the awkward office holiday party and every milestone in between. And that's reflected in the figures.
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#Mobile App #Security 101: List of Top 10 Vulnerabilities

#Mobile App #Security 101: List of Top 10 Vulnerabilities | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
App development is becoming more and more popular, as web and software developers are migrating to the mobile industry. Secure development on mobile applications, however, has not shown the same level of growth or maturity. This article sums the best ways to build secure apps. It concentrates on OWASP top 10 (and similar) vulnerabilities, as these are most commonly found in mobile apps.

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Entrpreneurship vs. Impact

Entrpreneurship vs. Impact | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
My mother works in sales at a major department store. She has worked in retail for over 25 years - she enjoys it and helps provide an income for our family. She is a saleswoman, and an excellent on...
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Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?

You might think of $1.5 billion as just an oversized venture fund. In the world of impact investing, it's much, much more. (Can $1.5 Billion Transform Social Entrepreneurship?
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What five startups did to improve their company culture - Sandglaz Blog

What five startups did to improve their company culture - Sandglaz Blog | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Startup company culture is more than fussball tables and free lunches. It's about making team members feel valued, and offering them ways to increase their engagement with the work they do.

Via Raj Nadar, Bobby Dillard, Stepped Leader
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, June 20, 2:57 AM

Think we have the 'random desk shuffle' nailed already but book me up for a 'workation' straight away ;)

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Young women raise big bucks for startups - CNNMoney

Young women raise big bucks for startups - CNNMoney | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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Young women raise big bucks for startups
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Immediately after graduating from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in economics, Ghafourifar founded her first startup, Entefy, with her older brother Alston.
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From 'unemployable' to entrepreneur: the power of a can-do attitude - Virgin.com

From 'unemployable' to entrepreneur: the power of a can-do attitude - Virgin.com | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” The UK-based social ventureCanDo Coffeeand the people behind it embody this philosophy.
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You can’t avoid the ‘Internet of things’ hype, so you might as well understand it

You can’t avoid the ‘Internet of things’ hype, so you might as well understand it | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Adding Internet capabilities to everyday appliances is all the rage, but don't expect to wake up in a science fiction automated home anytime soon.
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Why lifestyle businesses are better than startups - The Guardian

Why lifestyle businesses are better than startups - The Guardian | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
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Why lifestyle businesses are better than startups
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My business involves a combination of writing, teaching and managing a band, and allows me a flexible lifestyle and the ability to travel and work.
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Snapchat Settles With FTC After Being Dishonest With Users About Privacy | TechCrunch

Snapchat Settles With FTC After Being Dishonest With Users About Privacy | TechCrunch | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Snapchat has entered into a consent decree with the FTC to address concerns over the company's privacy policy, app description, and in-app notifications after..
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Tech Start-Ups Now Heavily Investing In Fake Meat Companies - Huffington Post

Tech Start-Ups Now Heavily Investing In Fake Meat Companies - Huffington Post | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Tech Start-Ups Now Heavily Investing In Fake Meat Companies Huffington Post Carmel DeAmicis, a reporter at the Pando Daily who covers startups, explained to HuffPost Live that tech investors are now looking into new sectors, like food, because of...
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Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia

Here’s an opportunity map by country for startups in Southeast Asia | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
Mittal is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. A few weeks ago I put together a high-level Internet opportunity map for Southeast Asia. Based on feedback, readers wanted country-level opportunity maps.
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5 Distrubtion Experiments You Can Do For $10 Or Less | 500 Startups

5 Distrubtion Experiments You Can Do For $10 Or Less | 500 Startups | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
This is part of our Distribution series, presenting actionable material your startup can use today. Get more marketing tips by following @500Distribution on Twitter and subscribing to Distrosnack, our daily email with bite-sized ...
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Does social entrepreneurship always remain SOCIAL and ENTREPRENEURIAL?

Does social entrepreneurship always remain SOCIAL and ENTREPRENEURIAL? | MadSmarts | Scoop.it
I still remember the very day I fell in love with a concept I heard a few times but never really understood: social entrepreneurship. Past summer, the news of a cleaning machine that could clean th...
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