Learn about IBM SmartCamp events in 2011. SmartCamp is an exclusive event aimed at identifying early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with our IBM Smarter Planet vision.
Fundraising in a New Era of Venture Capital w/Bill Reichert, Garage Tech Ventureson IBM Software Channel on Livestream - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like IBM Software Channel in Widescreen HD.
"How to Start a Venture Capital Firm." A Skillshare class... taught by a 21-year-old college dropout! Not even a Harvard-dropout, a small-liberal-arts-college-with-a-mediocre-reputation-in-upstate-New-York-dropout.
Oren is now starting a venture capital firm and a service teaching aspiring angel investors best practices. The best practices are compiled from his network of successful entrepreneurs he knows who have raised money from angel investors.
Budget-strapped fledgling companies traditionally spurn Microsoft products, opting instead for open-source and cheap alternatives. In 2008, the Seattle-based software giant launched its global BizSpark program, which provides its products for free to private software startups that are less than three years old and make under $1 million in revenue. The program now includes 45,000 companies worldwide.
Welcome to NetWitsThinkTank.com: an online resource for nonprofit organizations working with social media, internet marketing, and online fundraising.
USE PINTEREST TO DRIVE SOCIAL COMMERCE.
If your nonprofit has retail goods for sale, a great place to catch the eyeballs of some very willing buyers is Pinterest. According to a recent Monetate infographic, Pinterest is one of the top traffic drivers for retailers. (Even more so than the “other” social network darling Google+.) And, it’s easily on the top 10 list of social networking sites. Creating a presence on Pinterest is a great way to not only extend the reach of your organization’s brand, but also its gift shop, online store or retail marketing. Provide the pinning tools, open up your boards, pin (some) of your products, and watch as Pinterest grows on your list of referring sites.
I hope that the Facebook posts copied below and that related tweets reposted there between a young intern of Global Giving, Jacqueline Jarei, and me will represent a Call to Action! and will inspire my friends at the Zamboanaga Funds for Little Kids to reach out to Global Giving for operational support and will encourage them to provide a direct invitation to Jacky to visit Layag-Layag when she travels to the Philippines in a few months:
The Social Enterprise Conference is one of the world’s leading forums to engage in dialogue, debate, and expression around social enterprise. Over time, the Conference has become an arena to explore innovative ideas that challenge the status quo and inspire a call to action. The Conference is entirely student-run, jointly hosted by students from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The following are key reasons why we’re excited to organize the conference: To showcase innovative ideas, trends, and people within social enterprise to encourage better solutions to the world’s most pressing social problems; To expand participants’ understanding of various disciplines and models within social enterprise, with an emphasis on sharing knowledge and increasing collaboration among conference participants; and To provide a forum for practitioners to receive feedback so that they continually evolve their models to solving global social problems.
• Before you start, think about who your likely funders are, and write your pitch with them in mind. Who are the people you know who have gone to every show you’ve done, or commented on every one of your facebook wall posts? These are the fans you’ll need to fund you if you are to succeed.
• Put yourself in the pitch – Pitch videos featuring the creatives leading the project are much more likely to succeed, so get in front of the camera and tell everyone why they should back your project. • Set an achievable target, remembering that you’ll only receive the funds raised if you hit your funding goal. As a guide, we think that £500-£1000 is a good start for a 30 day campaign, and raising more than £3,000 from small donations in this timeframe will take something a bit special. • Make some killer rewards – the difference between crowdfunding and traditional fundraising is that every funder gets something back in return for their donation, so give them something they’ll remember! Make it kooky, fun and something they couldn’t get anywhere else – like money-can’t-buy keepsakes (props from the film), unique experiences (performances in the funders’ own home?), or special ways to say thank you
What is Crowdbackers? Crowdbackers is dedicated to funding technology, software, gaming, web based, cleantech and other entrepreneurial business ideas. It is the place to crowdfund your startup and be the first to own and use cutting edge products before they come to market
Our research addresses pressing issues in philanthropy, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and global civil society. We train students through our university-wide graduate program in nonprofit studies and we engage the world of practice through executive programs tailored to the needs of seasoned professionals in the field. As you explore the RGK Center, you will see that our collective work, ranging from our social innovation competition to our international exchange programs to our new books and publications, is all focused on helping today's and tomorrow's nonprofit leaders make the greatest contribution possible to the public good.
Food+Tech Connect is highlighting 5 innovative ways technology is being used to improve access to fresh, local food.
The following selection of online marketplaces and management tools exemplify how user centered design, visualizing impact, and crowdsourcing are being successfully used to help small producers distribute and market their products.
Dream of Mindanao of being independent economically will remain an elusive dream if present Mindanao leaders will always forget to empower the poorest of the poor in Mindanao. This is the reason why armed conflict always flourish in the country’s second biggest island because the mass based are always forgotten” - Beverly Del Valle, urban poor leader in Caraga region.
This Tumblr is my attempt to bring resources and ideas for the betterment of the People of Mindanao ... and everywhere but, especially, for the people of Tandag who touched my heart so long ago ... even though it feels just like yesterday.
Introduction This not just a video, it is a personal hope, dream and advocacy, for everyone, everywhere. It an "anthem" for tikkun olam, literally to "heal the world" and for gawad kalinga "to give care": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m4KpojSJwI
WE WILL RISE AGAIN - Raki Vega (Official Music Video) From: rakivega | May 15, 2010 |
So what can entrepreneurs in the developing world do? Follow the model of most South African companies — incorporate your business in Europe or the U.S. and run it from your own country. Doing so positions you to legally tie your assets to highly-liquid funding environments, and your exit path will be expanded. What's more, if you incorporate in these markets, it will be easier for investors to help you find buyers
While Pinterest founder Ben Silberman is registered for Klout, Klout hasn’t started measuring influence on Pinterest at this time. There’s also the recently launched PinClout, which is planning to roll out powerful trend data and analytics soon.
In the last decade, in response to the rapid growth in the social venture sector, a growing number of social enterprise support organizations have launched across the nation and around the globe. At SEEED we aim to share best practice in how best to provide the support, mentoring, incubation, and capital social ventures need to be successful. We also aim to convene a community of ecosystem builders that can work together to share research to better understand the social enterprise field and advance a common agenda. If you are interested to learn more about the social enterprise ecosystem builder landscape and/or get involved in the SEEED Movement please contact Kelly@svpri.org
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