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Progression Labs 2014 - Wave 1

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Progression Labs 

Building on top of the cool stuff that’s already here, this Summer VegasTechFund quietly experimented with a dedicated programme designed for pre-seed ideas. Progression Labs had a small beta class, with 3 startups. Now they are accepting applications for the next class, which will be between 6 and 10 startups. The programme includes $20,000 investment, plus $5000 to spend on rent and office space.

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Progression Labs aims to nurture six to ten companies bound together by their potential as disrupters, their relentless focus on execution, and their dedication to company culture, in Downtown Las Vegas. You'll have: $20,000 in working capital, $5,000 to cover your office and rent, three months, a mentorship network, and a host of learning opportunities that only the world's largest urban experiment can provide.

How does the downtown community accelerate your company?

Tech Cocktail’s monthly Tech Week brings together thought-leaders from around the country to share their experiences, coach startups, and host startup showcases. The Downtown Speaker Series brings people like Kevin Rose, John Mackey, and other superstars to your neighborhood to help you think differently. The Work In Progress coworking space provides startups tools, such as a growing mentor network, practice pitch events, workshops, and professional resources 

Application Type: Rolling

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottallison/2013/11/03/downtown-las-vegas-the-city-itself-as-an-accelerator/

 

The city as an accelerator?

The Downtown Project is attracting smart, community minded people from all over the world. So you have here the same community aspect that you see of any traditional accelerator. What about the more functional aspects of an accelerator? Tech Cocktail organise a tech week every month which brings in speakers and mentors from all over the country. There is also the regular speaker series events where people from all fields come in and share their experiences. That can include entrepreneurs or VCs but we’ve also had a comedian, an illusionist, and a celebrity voice coach. (The illusionist, by the way, was David Copperfield!). Another crucial accelerator element – workshops and office hours – are available to members of the coworking space,Work In Progress. So, given all of these elements are present, although it’s not a formal accelerator programme, I think it’s fair to say the city is indeed an accelerator. I’ve found it to be very similar to 500 Startups in all of these regards, and there is a similar common bond between the founders here. The only challenge is that unlike an accelerator where you have a formal start date, there is no first day here in Vegas, so you need to get out and make an effort to meet everyone.

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ZDoggMD on MSNBC Live!

ZDoggMD on MSNBC Live! | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
MSNBC Live features ZDoggMD on The Big Idea!
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We’re something new in healthcare: a wellness ecosystem with a focus on amazing primary care delivered the way it should be – and the way patients deserve.

It’s crazy to think a new kind of care can come from doing things the same old way. So we give you:

As much – or as little – face time as you want, with physician access through phone, email, video chat, or old-fashioned office visits;

 

Appointments same-day or next business day. It’s that fast because the words “we can see you next month” never made anyone feel better;

 

A personal Health Coach who’ll help you set goals and reach them.;

 

Open access to your electronic medical records. You even get to help create them. Hey, they’re your records, after all;

 

Free classes on cooking, nutrition, yoga and more. Don’t worry – no report cards;

 

A welcoming space that’ll make you feel better just by walking in.Flat membership rates. We mean it. Like Kansas flat.

 

http://www.turntablehealth.com/

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Frank Chiu: Sustainable solutions to poverty

Frank Chiu: Sustainable solutions to poverty | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Frank Chiu is a Social Entrepreneur finalist for the Rappler Do More Awards
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http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/domoreawards/finalists/41857-profile-frank-chiu ;

 

Is it possible to overcome poverty in the Philippines? Social Entrepreneur Frank Chiu believes it is possible by creating social enterprises.

Frank is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm, a farm village in Bulacan that incubates agri-based social enterprises and provides livelihood for the local communities.

Frank says social entrepreneurship is a new platform for inclusive growth.

“In my generation, we only had 2 choices: First, you go corporate, which I took for the last 4 years, and second, there’s the other world called non-profit. What we’re trying to do right now is to blend the two - to learn from the two worlds and get the best from both worlds. Basically doing business the right way,” he adds.

Watch a profile video of Frank and the other finalists in the Social Entrepreneur category below.

 

http://youtu.be/WaJ7yZj1dNo

 

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Your Big Year Interview - Ms. Cherrie Atilano

Meet Cherrie Atilano, Co-Founder and Social Entrepreneur of Agricool. Listen to her story in making farming as the new cool. She's advocating agriculture as trendy, fashionable and desirable for the young to be their career option. We are transforming non-farmers to be farmers, training old farmers for more productive ways in Agriculture and sending their children to school. A proud farmer and nature-lover. Gawad Kalinga fulltime volunteer. Alumnus of the Ten Outstanding Student of the Philippines 2007.
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SEC Title III Crowdfunding Proposed Rulings

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http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2013/33-9470.pdf ;

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@YellowBoat A very humbling experience for John Lloyd

@YellowBoat A very humbling experience for John Lloyd | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

With more famous faces joining the front lines of causes that matter, John Lloyd Cruz is very happy to be part of a partnership that brings help and hope to children whose going to school is an everyday struggle. via Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation.

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http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2013/10/24/1248643/very-humbling-experience-john-lloyd ;

 

With more famous faces joining the front lines of causes that matter, John Lloyd Cruz is very happy to be part of a partnership that brings help and hope to children whose going to school is an everyday struggle.

 

John Lloyd joins the medical brand Biogesic, of which he has been endorser for seven years now, in its Ingat na Damang-Dama, Sa Bawat Kumot Ipalaganap campaign that supports the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation in reaching out to remote communities in the country. The foundation took root in 2011, thanks to a Facebook status post of founder and new media advocate Jay Jaboneta that went viral after he described the plight of young kids in Layag-Layag, Zamboanga swimming half-a-mile to school. The Yellow Boat Project has since provided more than 100 sturdy boats in Zamboanga alone (other areas are Negros, Albay, Masbate, etc.) to ferry kids for free so that they report for school safe and dry. According to Yellow Boat of Hope co-founder Dr. Anton Mari Lim, the foundation has evolved to include healthcare, school supplies distribution, scholarships and livelihood programs with corporate partners like Biogesic by United Laboratories jumping onboard.

 

For John Lloyd, seeing first-hand the transformative power of the seemingly humble banca (named Yellow Boat after the iconic yellow bus) on the lives of struggling students was an eye-opener. He recently took time out from his busy schedule to join the Ingat na Damang-Dama campaign in an island in Sagay, Negros Occidental, wherein they distributed medicines and thermal blankets, and spent time with the community’s more than 600 families. 

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Agricool

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Farming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.Raising more agri-social entrepreneurs. It is making agriculture more fashionable and enticing for the young as a career choice while helping farmers and their children.

 

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http://iamagricool.com/ ;

 

cherrie atilano

@cdatilano 

Farmerpie.Filipina, Social Entrepreneur, Agriculturist, Landscape Designer, Gawad Kalinga Fulltime Worker,TOSPian
Quezon City 


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agricool/264719296976410


Farming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.DescriptionFarming is the new cool! Agriculture is smart and sexy.Raising more agri-social entrepreneurs. It is making agriculture more fashionable and enticing for the young as a career choice while helping farmers and their children.


Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm is home to 50 families, over 500 people, which are former illegal settlers in Manila. Its mission is to give land to the landless, a home to the homeless and food for the hungry.

Through social tourism, visitors will not just see places but also meet people who they would not normally encounter and build relationships. This will encourage them to come back and will hopefully even encourage them to share their skills and goodwill. 

https://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm

GK Enchanted Farm

@gkefarm


Angat, Bulacan, Philippines

Gawad Kalinga

@GawadKalingaHQ

We believe that we can do something concrete to end poverty. Join us and bring the work of nation building to every town and city all over the country.

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Opportunity Village and other Las Vegas charities face major funding cuts

Opportunity Village and other Las Vegas charities face major funding cuts | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Federal funding cuts are looming for local nonprofits that help severely disabled and elderly adults find work or stay out of nursing homes.
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https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-and-west/opportunity-village-and-other-las-vegas-charities-face-major-funding-cuts ;

 

Federal funding cuts are looming for local nonprofits that help severely disabled and elderly adults find work or stay out of nursing homes. Charity executives say the cuts are an unintended consequence hidden deeply in a maze of proposed Medicaid regulations changes.

Even Nevada’s Congressional delegation is intervening: It sent a letter to federal officials noting concerns that the rules would “have the effect of eliminating or severely restricting long-standing and award-winning programs” that focus on the disabled.

Here’s what the concern is about:

A Reagan-era rule waived some Medicaid regulations so people in need could get outpatient services in community centers and groups rather than just as nursing home patients. But in an effort to standardize Medicaid rules across agencies and communities, those waivers are on the chopping block. Among the proposed tweaks are changes in what counts as job-related services, and codes that would bar community-based care from happening next door to an institution such as a hospital. The rules were supposed to take effect Oct. 1, but have been delayed until afterJan. 1.

The revisions would hit hard some of Southern Nevada’s best-known charities.

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The Yellow Boat of Hope

The Yellow Boat of Hope | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
On January 20, 2012, I was invited to speak at TEDxMontpellier in southern France. There, I shared my experience in using social media to bring about social change in the Philippines — particularly about my experience in building up the Yellow Boat Project.
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https://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/932b8dd9740a ;

 

 

In the Yellow Boat Project, we continually seek out community leaders who can help us manage things. We are also now looking at sustainable models of social businesses so that the families we are helping can earn more income and become fully empowered citizens.

It is our belief that nothing is too small that it would not make a difference.

“The great thing a little lamp can do which the big sun cannot do is to give light at night. It shows us no one is superior by size but by purpose. If we cannot do great things, we can do small things in a great way…”

I used to have a vague idea of what hope is. It’s now very clear to me. Hope is actionable. Hope is not just a symbol, it is an idea waiting to be executed and shared.

 

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UP America Summit

UP America Summit | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

UP America Summit: The Startup America Partnership is the National Network of Startup Communities. Our Startup Regions are a passionate group of founders, investors, mentors and executives committed to strengthening the economy by advancing the success of America's startup companies.

 Jay Maharjan writes:
Proud and honored to represent #Nevada @ UPAmerica summit in Iowa Oct 22 - 24 Look out for a big announcement on Oct 22 re to Startup Nevada

http://s.co/region/nevada

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http://www.upamericasummit.co/#about

 

ABOUT THE UP AMERICA SUMMIT

 

The top startup community leaders from North America are coming together for the first UP America Summit in Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 22nd - 24th, 2013. This event will bring together top Startup America Champions, Startup Weekend Organizers, Facilitators, StartupDigest Curators and Next Instructors to build ideas, discuss future visions, share experiences, and create a network like no other for startup community builders around the nation. Part workshop. Part experience sharing. Part ecosystem exploration. All fun.The UP America Summit is a 2.5 day event and is an extension of Startup America Summits. Co-Hosts and Champions work together with UP Global HQ to organize this event. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/rick.passo/posts/762564103770284

 

As we have been discussing the UPAmerica Summit 
and Jay Maharjan's representation for the State of Nevada is full extremely important collaborations, connections and corporations for the myriad of projects which we have been discussing. 

In particular, check out the sponsors: http://www.upamericasummit.co/#sponsors
cc Carie Davis Coca-Cola Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation The Case Foundation NEXT powered by Google for Entrepreneurs UP Global 1 Million Cups 

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Joe Downtown: Why aren't there stronger ties between UNLV and Downtown Project?

Joe Downtown: Why aren't there stronger ties between UNLV and Downtown Project? | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
The answer is coming, largely by way of ... Iowa City, Iowa.
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http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/column/joe-downtown/2013/oct/16/downtown-project-and-unlv/

 

Last spring, University of Iowa professor David Gould taught a course called “Reimagining Downtown,” an entire semester devoted to Downtown Las Vegas. Over spring break, students flew here for a week, and came up with the idea to vend vegan, organic desserts. Gould says people should start seeing the “pop-up food kit” soon.
http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/column/joe-downtown/2013/oct/16/downtown-project-and-unlv/

Gould recently met with the UNLV Graduate College’s interim dean, Kate Hausbeck Korgan, to discuss strengthening ties between Downtown and the Graduate College, and earlier this week 21 UNLV professors gave talks about their research and interests in Downtown Project’s Learning Village.

Gould’s excitement for the possibilities is contagious. “We have this window with these students, and if we miss this, it becomes so much more difficult later in their lives to course-correct for the things they didn’t do now,” he says, citing college debt as a big issue that forces some students into areas they aren’t passionate about or that don’t require a college degree.

 

LVHelpGro 
Downtown Joe this definitely is my favorite article of all in your ongoing "embedded journalist" downtown series. It offers lots of inspiration and opportunities, especially for tying together the UNLV adjacent communities with the downtown communities and the global innovations which are being inspired by Zappos and Downtown Project programs. I am especially interested in learning more about how these collaborations and "collisions" can "seed" an emergent food incubator scene that will heighten and enhance local food dessert, food security, and food justice issues as well. My related musings and connections can be found at https://www.facebook.com/FoodHubClarkCountyNevada

 

and athttp://www.scoop.it/t/foodhub-las-vegas

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GAWAD KALINGA: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND | Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation 's Fundraiser on CrowdRise

GAWAD KALINGA: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND | Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation 's Fundraiser on CrowdRise | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Gawad Kalinga (meaning to "give care) is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor.
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http://www.crowdrise.com/GAWADKALINGA ;

 

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As a friend of the Skoll Foundation, you may be interested in knowing about a wonderful initiative we’ve launched in partnership with The Huffington Post: the first Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge.

The Challenge—hosted on Edward Norton’s platform, CrowdRise—officially kicked off on September 30 and will run throughNovember 22. The good news is that the 57 participating organizations are within sight of the first big milestone—$500,000!

Even better: this goal will be achieved through the generosity of hundreds of donors making contributions at all levels, with small donations—in the $25 to $200 range—the campaign’s backbone.

Our motivation for designing this Challenge was simply to help these organizations we know well expand their fundraising capacity. With a more stable and diverse base of funding, social entrepreneurs equip themselves to accelerate impact on some of the most critical issues of our time.

To make the Challenge even more exciting, the Skoll Foundation will match every $2 raised with an additional $1, up to a total of $1 million—with $750,000 of that commitment to be shared equally among all 57 participating organizations.

We invite you to join us in making a donation to one or more of these organizations—and to help them qualify for the Foundation’s match! Please also help spread the word about the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge with your friends, family, and social media networks.

Onward!

Sally Osberg
President and CEO
Skoll Foundation

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Social Entrepreneurship Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity

Social Entrepreneurship Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Realize your start-up plan with this online course. Learn from aspiring leaders how to implement your ideas for a social venture in this MOOC. Enrol for free!
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https://iversity.org/courses/the-do-school-start-up-lab?r=c2fe8 

For those of you interested in entrepreneurship especially social entrepreneurship, and wish to develop your capacity as a better entrepreneur, here's an opportunity to take a free online course. Knowledge is a public good and you don't always have to pay to empower yourself. Click the link below and sign up for free!

Romy Kraemer

Romy is a passionate social entrepreneur coach and the Program Director of the DO School’s Venture Lab. She has worked closely with over 70 emerging social entrepreneurs, ranging from a young Moldovian beekeeper, to a Chilean eco-activist and campaigner, and the organizer of a Music Festival in the Scottish Highlands. As a psychologist, Romy loves working with people and supporting them in finding inspiration and focusing on their goals. Romy is in the process of completing a PhD in Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management.

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Can the Philippines be the Silicon Valley of Social Enterprise?

Can the Philippines be the Silicon Valley of Social Enterprise? | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Browse through Vogue and you might notice these colorful clutches. Thoughtfully-designed and beautifully-handcrafted, they marry form and function. The brand itself has grown a loyal following the ...
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http://oliversegovia.com/2013/11/02/can-the-philippines-be-the-silicon-valley-of-social-enterprise/ ;

 

Rags2Riches is just one of the many social enterprises scaling up all over the country. It’s a great example of what the Philippines can offer the world. The Maia clutch, designed by Rajo Laurel, has been a consistent bestseller and it’s now making waves abroad, thanks to a partnership with the retail chain Anthropologie. Founded by Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, R2R works with artisans from poor communities to produce wonderfully designed products and improve their livelihood.


https://www.facebook.com/Rags2RichesInc ;

 

Fashion presents a fascinating opportunity for local social enterprises to reach a global market – we have lots of talented designers, a cluster of manufacturing zones in Manila and Cebu, underserved artisan communities, amazing brand managers, and a growing cohort of e-commerce entrepreneurs. There are thousands of social entrepreneurs like Reese, and now is their time.

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ISRAEL: A Garden Shop with an Eco-therapeutic Twist

ISRAEL: A Garden Shop with an Eco-therapeutic Twist | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Botanica provides transitional employment for people with mental illness in Jerusalem
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http://sdjewishjournal.com/site/5746/israel-a-garden-shop-with-an-eco-therapeutic-twist/ ;

 

A little shop called Botanica recently opened under a geodesic dome at Jerusalem’s new shopping/dining/cultural complex, The First Station. And if you walk in to buy a plant or register for an urban gardening workshop, you won’t be able to tell which of the employees is a client of Shaf Yativ, a non profit that innovates new ways to integrate people with mental illness into society.

 

Botanica is a social business, explains Shaf Yativ co-founder Rabbi Guy Avihod, a 38-year-old father of five. Over the course of a year, he expects that 70 or 80 clients will gain valuable work experience in this eco-venture.

 

“Botanica will be a place where they can work for six to nine months as part of the staff,” Avihod says. “It will be their opportunity to learn about themselves and learn social and work skills. Afterward, we can help them get into regular jobs.”

 

Unlike a sheltered workshop, a retail social business provides opportunities to interact with the public. A similar project to Botanica is Café Motek on the campus of northern Israel’s Tel Hai College, where local residents with psychiatric disabilities are among the paid staff and the clientele.

 

Managed by young Jerusalemite Amos Zruk, Botanica is a transitional employment training center as well as a hub for community integration using eco-therapeutic activities such as plantings and recycled art projects.

 

Avihod plans eventually to develop an ecological center for community mental health. “Studies around the world have linked mental health and wellness to ‘green activities’ and connection to nature,” he explains.

 

http://www.shafyativ.com/shafyativ/index.html

 

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness within Israeli society of the fundamental importance for individuals with severe mental illnesses to integrate within the community.  Not only has it been recognized that integration is an important component in the healing of the mental illness itself, but in the process it can provide the opportunity, actually the motivation, to live a normal life, achieve goals never before dreamed attainable.  Shaf Yativ has been created as a place of hope, our aim is to assist our students in breaking the mold and give them basic tools that will help them integrate into society.

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Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council #Crowdfunding Resources

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council #Crowdfunding Resources | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are excited about changes in federal law (the Jump Start Our Business Startup Up Act – JOBS Act) that allow for equity and debt-based crowdfunding.  What is crowdfunding and how can you prepare for it?  While SBE Council works to get JOBS Act rules finalized, we encourage you to learn more about the “how to’s” of crowdfunding and how your business can benefit from this financing strategy.  Small business owners and entrepreneurs are already raising capital through rewards-based and gift-based crowdfunding.  See how and if your business can begin to raise funds through this innovative strategy starting now.  UPDATE:  On September 23, the SEC rule lifting the ban on general solicitation (Title II) took effect. Title II allows entrepreneurs and startups to broadly market and advertise their offerings. - See more at: http://www.sbecouncil.org/resources/crowdfunding/

 

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http://www.sbecouncil.org/resources/crowdfunding/ 

 

CROWDFUNDING Resources

…for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

 

Karen Kerrigan@KarenKerrigan

Small business advocate, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council @SBECouncil

 

SBE Council@SBECouncil

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council protects small business and promotes entrepreneurship. We strengthen the ecosystem for small business success.

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Guido Sarreal: All for Culion

Guido Sarreal: All for Culion | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Joseph Sarreal is a Social Entrepreneur finalist for the Rappler Do More Awards
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http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/domoreawards/finalists/41860-profile-joseph-sarreal ;

 

The island was once, in fact, the world’s largest leper colony, established in 1901 under American rule. It was called the “land of the living dead” and the “land of no return.” Despite the World Health Organization’s declaration of Culion as leprosy-free in 2006, the stigma remains.

 

But Social Entrepreneur Joseph Gideon ‘Guido’ Sarreal wants to take away the stigma and recast the image of Culion as a tourist destination.

@KawilTours

Follow us to get updates about responsible travel, Isla Culion, travel tips, and more!

 

Culion, Palawan 

 

http://www.kawiltours.com/kawil/ ;

 

Kawil Tours is an advocate of responsible travel in the Philippines. For us, every tour operation, every step of visitors in their destinations, should be a venue to promote the general welfare of the community particularly in the tourism sector. Your boat ride benefits the boatmen and his family. Your meals benefit the families who humbly and open-heartedly prepared them. We pay our tour guides and other service providers the just amount. Your stay in Hotel Maya benefits the students of the Loyola College of Culion, a financially challenged Jesuit school. We help spread the sunshine. As a responsible travel advocate, we adhere to Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez’s statement that ‘the tourism industry should belong to the people and the community’.

 

https://www.facebook.com/KawilTours

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JOBS Act Title III: Investment Being Democratized, Moving Online

JOBS Act Title III: Investment Being Democratized, Moving Online | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
After over 15 months of delays, today the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) finally moved on Rulings for Title III of the JOBS Act by issuing their proposal.

For Non-Accredited Investors:

One critical piece of investor protection for investors (and Grandma) are clear caps (limits) on how much non-accredited investors are allowed to invest in a given year. Under Title III, this yearly amount breaks down to:

For income below $100,000, invest a max of $2,000 or 5% of income or net worthFor income over $100,000, invest a max of 10% of income or net worthInvestments made in a Title III crowdfunding transaction can’t be resold for a period of one year
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Investment crowdfunding is now public, soon to include non-accredited investors alongside angels & VCs. Raise seed capital today:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chancebarnett/2013/10/23/sec-jobs-act-title-iii-investment-being-democratized-moving-online/ ;

 

The SEC put our their proposed rules for Title III this morning. Here are the highlights of the 585 page proposal:

 

Is Grandma going lose all her money, as some fear?

Grandma is going to be ok, and it is important that all new investors are educated and know that early stage investing is highly risky and a majority of companies don’t survive. With that, crowdfunding isn’t something new- it is at its essence investing, which has been risky for decades and has an existing set of challenges that crowdfunding brings new dimensions to.

 

For Companies:

For fundraising from Non-Accredited Investors, the company has the following restrictions and would be required to disclose:

Limited to raising no more than $1,000,000/year under the Title III exemption.Disclose financial statements of the company that, depending on the amount offered and sold during a 12-month period, would have to be accompanied by a copy of the company’s tax returns or reviewed or audited by an independent public accountant or auditor.Disclose information about officers and directors as well as owners of 20 percent or more of the company.Disclose use of proceeds.Disclose the price to the public of the securities being offered, the target offering amount, the deadline to reach the target offering amount, and whether the company will accept investments in excess of the target offering amount.Companies relying on the Title III exemption to offer and sell securities would be required to file an annual report with the SEC and provide it to investors.
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Obama Endorses Entrepreneurs, Up Global Has A New Home + New Partnerships!

Obama Endorses Entrepreneurs, Up Global Has A New Home + New Partnerships! | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

We believe that entrepreneurs are the leading drivers of prosperity, jobs, and innovation. Without entrepreneurship, we would cease to move forward within our local economies and in our world. With this belief at the core of our organization, we strive to support entrepreneurs and the communities that allow them to thrive in any way we can.

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http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=77bee8d6876e3fd1aa815badb&id=81b4bae138&e=5c1f213e29 

 

Introducing the new up.co


We are proud to have launched the first version of the new and permanent UP website platform, 

 

http://www.up.co/

 

This is an exciting piece of community infrastructure, and the culmination of many months of planning, design and building. This will be an ongoing work in progress over the coming months, and will be the future online home of all the communities under the UP umbrella. 

The main goal of the new site is to reflect what is happening in each startup ecosystem and provide a place where the community can tell its own fascinating story to the world. 

 

UP Global@UPGlobalHQ

A global partnership from @StartupWeekend and @StartupAmerica that connects entrepreneurs with their communities and the resources they need most.

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Gawad Kalinga launches Social Tourism

Gawad Kalinga launches Social Tourism | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan is not just a home for relocated settlers from the streets of Manila, but it is most especially a place where magic truly happens.
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http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/voluntourism/789/gawad-kalinga-launches-social-tourism/ ;

 

Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan is not just a home for relocated settlers from the streets of Manila, but it is most especially a place where magic truly happens.

It is dubbed by its founder Antonio Meloto as a Disneyland for Social tourism. This new brand of tourism aims to boost travel visitors and deepen their travel experience.

Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm is home to 50 families, over 500 people, which are former illegal settlers in Manila. Its mission is to give land to the landless, a home to the homeless and food for the hungry.

Through social tourism, visitors will not just see places but also meet people who they would not normally encounter and build relationships. This will encourage them to come back and will hopefully even encourage them to share their skills and goodwill. 


https://www.facebook.com/Gkenchantedfarm


GK Enchanted Farm@gkefarm 

Angat, Bulacan, Philippines


Gawad Kalinga@GawadKalingaHQ

We believe that we can do something concrete to end poverty. Join us and bring the work of nation building to every town and city all over the country.


cherrie atilano@cdatilano 

Farmerpie.Filipina, Social Entrepreneur, Agriculturist, Landscape Designer, Gawad Kalinga Fulltime Worker,TOSPian

Quezon City 


http://iamagricool.com/


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No safety net to catch Nevada’s mentally ill once they walk out hospital doors

No safety net to catch Nevada’s mentally ill once they walk out hospital doors | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
At the moment a bipolar Canadian man walked out the door of Valley Hospital in July, he was on his own with nothing but his mania-driven mind to guide him.
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Stuart Ghertner, a former director of Southern Nevada Adult Mental Services, said these cases are similar to recent “patient dumping” stories in which the Sacramento Bee detailed how patients at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital were discharged via Greyhound to cities throughout the United States.

 

These situations are “more and more of the same thing, only these are coming out of the private sector, not the state system,” he said.

 

Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital

He said that, as a rule, private hospitals don’t have psychiatric units, given that they produce little, if any, income. As a result, they tend to simply hold the patients until they can be transferred to Rawson-Neal. But in these cases, the patients lingered at the hospitals and “wound up being discharged without getting appropriate care,” Ghertner said.

Unlike most other states, local jurisdictions have no responsibility to care for the mentally ill or substance abusers. The Nevada Constitution mandates only that the state must run “institutions for the benefit of the insane.”

 

That leaves a single state hospital — 450 miles from the state capital — responsible for the mentally ill who live in Southern Nevada and visitors who are drawn to Las Vegas for its happy-go-lucky reputation.

 

Meanwhile, Las Vegas’ private emergency rooms, jails and prisons have become widely acknowledged as de facto mental health institutions in Nevada.

 

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http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/oct/20/no-safety-net-catch-nevadas-mentally-ill-once-they/

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Community Blueprint: measurable outcomes for veterans, military members and their families.

Community Blueprint: measurable outcomes for veterans, military members and their families. | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
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http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/military-initiatives/community-blueprint ;

 

WHAT IS THE GOAL?  

To have hundreds of communities with teams touching veterans, military and their families – by implementing in each of the Community Blueprint impact areas.

WHAT IS THE VISION?  

We want the Community Blueprint to serve as a model for change – for new solutions for communities.

 

http://www.pointsoflight.org/sites/default/files/resources/files/2014_martin_luther_king_rfp_final2.pdf

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Do more sports with Tribesports !

Do more sports with Tribesports ! | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
Tribesports: Connect with sports people who share your interests. We want to inspire you to get more active and improve at your sports !
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Tribesports 

@Tribesports

The social network for sports lovers. Create your sports profile, celebrate your achievements, join Tribes, take Challenges, get motivated to do more in sports.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Tribesports

 

Tribesports is a social-network for sportspeople, to help people like you share, celebrate and improve your sporting performance. 

Company OverviewTRIBESPORTS helps you get more active and to improve at your sports. Record and celebrate your sports performance, connect to sports people that share your passions, get motivated to achieve more in sports, and get advice from sports people like you
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Tools and Resources Library | HandsOn Network

Tools and Resources Library | HandsOn Network | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it
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http://www.handsonnetwork.org/tools/library

 

Tools and Resources LibraryIn the resource library, browse the hundreds of available resources or search by format, keyword, category, audience or type of resource. They are drawn from our current work, previous HandsOn Network, and Points of Light resource collections and our partner organizations.  http://www.abillionpluschange.org/resources  ;

A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based service by 2013 to address core issues our communities face across the country and around the world. Together we will transform how businesses leverage their employees to make a lasting impact on society by engaging, inspiring and mobilizing professional talent to build the capacity of non-profit organizations to better meet community needs.

  

A Billion + Change creates business value through strategic alignment of philanthropy and business goals, providing a platform for enhanced internal collaboration, leadership development and community visibility.

 

A Billion + Change@ABillionPlus

Real Social Change Plus Business Value: the campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of probono and skills based service #BillionPlus #Changefact

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New Drop-In Center offers aid to the mentally ill

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Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services on Friday afternoon held an open house at its new Drop-In Center near Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas. Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Joe Hardy, R-Boulder City, attended the event.
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The "drop-in center" is one of many improvements to the troubled hospital funded by $2.1 million from a $4 million state contingency account. In addition to the "drop-in" center, which will help relieve Valley emergency rooms from providing primary mental health services, the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services agency will be able to hire 11 additional staff members as well as 12 contract employees.


There are times when the mentally ill go to the emergency room when it’s not necessarily a crisis, said Ellen Richardson-Adams, deputy administrator for clinical services for the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. “Here, we will connect them with resources.”

A one-time funding source of $50,000 was approved by the state’s Legislature to open the Drop-In Center. It will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s services are free to those who need them.

 

It has the capacity for up to 75 people, Richardson-Adams said.

Jodie Gerson, outpatient administrator for Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, said the center will offer support groups and various services for clients, like arts and crafts. The center will link those needing mental health services with available providers as well.


Las Vegas police Capt. Frank Reagan, who runs the Clark County Detention Center and is chairman of the Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Coalition, said Nevada normally ranks low in resources in mental health.

 

“These little victories are efforts to change that,” he said of the opening of the Drop-In Center.

However, he acknowledges more is needed.

“Until we have more funding and have resources available, we really can’t take the next step,” Reagan said.

 

 


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