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Do Women Still Need to Prove Themselves?

BY Nidhi Chaudhary We know that women-led companies generate consistent revenues; boards with women show higher shareholder returns than those without; investments in women, particularly in the developing world, yield high return…

Raghava KK: Modern Artist Tackles Education via Tech

Artist Raghava talks to Dowser about his latest work with PolyVision on redesigning education through technology and creativity (photo courtesy of subject). Dowser: What led you to the PolyVision project?…

OpEd: Mentoring Global Startups in Silicon Valley

Farmers of IDE-India testing out new agricultural technologies.  (Photo Courtesy of IDE) From August 12 to 24, a group of 19 social entrepreneurs from all over the world is in…

More than Just Fun and Games: MTV and Half the Sky for Digital Games with Social Impact

Zynga.org team meets together to discuss the new Half the Sky digital gaming project. (Photo Courtesy of Liz Hafalia for SF Chronicle) – Gaming is more than just a pastime…

OpEd: Connected but Neglected in Los Angeles

  In an effort to hear more directly from the source, we’re asking entrepreneurs to give their take on starting a business in varying cities, targeting different kinds of marginalized…

Non-Communicable Diseases On the Rise

A child receives an oral polio vaccine administered by a house-to-house polio vaccination team near Kano, Nigeria. (Photo Courtesy of Gates Foundation) By Ali Wyne The United Nations (UN) estimates that 56.9…

Heifer and Gates Unite for East Africa Dairy

Joan Kimeli, the recording clerk at the Metkei Multipurpose Company Limited in Kenya uses a alcohol gun to inspect freshness in milk in Kamwosor Centre village on Monday May 16,…

Opinion: Why not Everyone Should be A Social Entrepreneur

By Lara Galinsky “I want to be a social entrepreneur.” I hear it nearly every day. Not just from those applying for Echoing Green’s social entrepreneurship fellowship, but from high…

The Rainforest: Creating an Ecosystem for Impact at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Victor Hwang, co-founder of the Global Innovation Summit, addressed the audience.  (Photo Courtesy of Subject) The rainforest was at the heart of Silicon Valley last month. Greg Horowitt and Victor…

OpEd: Could the Blackout be Fuel for India’s Energy Entrepreneurs?

By Jim Koch The collapse of India’s power grid cast 670 million people into darkness—nearly one in 10 inhabitants of our planet.  It called into question the dominant logic of a fragile…

Analysis: Why South Asia has Transformed into a Social Enterprise Hub

By Nidhi Chaudhary There are hubs for social entrepreneurship around the world—from San Francisco to the United Kingdom to Nairobi to Mexico City. No one can deny that India has…

Echoing Green: Creating an Ecosystem for Social Enterprises

This year Echoing Green piloted a new program –  Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, aimed to “create hope and opportunities for black men and boys who are significantly…