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Georgia Catt explores the politics behind the UK's tech start-up revolution.
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Find out how Benita Matofska an expert on the sharing economy, a social innovator and one of the pioneers behind Compare and Share got started.
No one said building a company was easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is--and the price so many founders secretly pay.
As summer reflections on the past school year turn into aspirations for the next year, it's important to keep in mind the big picture of change in education. Five shifts in how we think about schools
TOKYO - Junichiro Asami gave up a stable job to join a group of Japanese entrepreneurs building businesses based on 3D printing, showing the sort of pioneering spirit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes can revitalize a calcified economy.
I think most entrepreneurs should dedicate some time out of their week just to watch TED Talks. It might seem silly or a waste of time — after all, you are trying to build an empire here. That is why you should do it.
For the students you want to convince people in their BIG SPEAK
A growing number of entrepreneurs and investors are determined that innovation is the way out of the countrys mess and they're creating apps to help...
We have the first generation to come of age in the digital age, and these kids are different. They’re the biggest generation ever, and they think, and work, and play, and collaborate very differently than their parents, and there’s no more powerful force to change every institution than the first
The collaborative or sharing economy is an economic model where ownership and access are shared between corporations, startups, and people. The result? New products, services and business grow in a new way. According to a recent report from Altimeter Group, an independent research firm based in San Mateo, Calif., the sharing economy is a $2 billion industry already.
Breaking down silos is fundamental for Startups to embrace a more multi-disciplinary approach to software development that helps achieve the above outcomes.
After some time now, the Open Hardware Ecosystem and Business sector gained some significant traction.
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Ethereum is a platform that makes it possible for any developer to write and distribute next-generation decentralized applications.
Companies like AirBnB, Etsy, and Uber have turned Americans into micro-entrepreneurs and changed what the definition of a job is. (Fantasric article on economic up and downsides of the sharing economy.
The flow of information heralding the rise of entrepreneurial and P2P ventures is increasing. I take no issue about persons using this route for survival or for providing services for immediate needs. But, the unquestioned assumption that this is a bottom-up process eventually leading to a just and sustainable global humankind may be dangerously naive. IMO it is activity that will remain at the bottom. Bottom-up requires UPLIFT.
Since 2006 Lift Events explores the business and social implications of technological innovation through the organisation of international event series and open innovation programs in Europe and Asia.
Meritocracy and entrepreneurialism reinforce a closed system of privilege.
Knowmads works around the concept of Learning Spaces, and the ideia that students are capable of taking control of their education. Which means that you must be willing to have the unknown ahead of you, and a very entrepreneurial profile.They have a coworking space, with tools and materials to test and create prototypes, that all “students” have acess to. And give you two of the most important and most negleted gifts education can give you: Tools to build what you love, and freedom to actually do it.
"What we're focused on right now is software," explains the soft-spoken exec. "We know that there are hundreds of thousands of Pebbles out there. We had our Kickstarter backers, who were the first to support us. Our job now, almost exclusively as a company, is to move the software forward. Pebble has the really cool ability to update the firmware over the air. It gets better as we publish more software updates. There's been some gaps, we've moved quickly and broken some things, but we're working to make sure that the moment you open up a Pebble box, it's making your life better in tiny ways."
But now consider a nonprofit that advocates for healthy food, say by trying to get it into school cafeterias. What happens as it succeeds? It may get less money -- why donate as much to help fewer school kids? Further progress gets harder and harder.
This is a guest post by Gary Swart, the CEO of oDesk, an online marketplace for hiring virtual workers. Today’s millennials don’t like to own anything—besides businesses, that is.
The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
As the state and other large institutions continue to crumble in Greece, ordinary citizens have established all kinds of informal enterprises to scrape by. This mix of mutual aid and small-scale entrepreneurship has caught the eye of the BBC, which this week published an interesting account of one facet of that grassroots creativity: micro-cookeries.
Throughout the years, I’ve collected some of the most interesting primary and secondary research related to the millennial generation (also termed Gen Y). These stats shed lights on how the economy has affected their lives, their values, how they view the workplace, their consumer and investing habits, political views and entrepreneurial spirit. Here is my full list by category: