Twitter Roundup: August 5 – Wind farms, job opportunities, and communications tips
Can New York City rival Silicon Valley, as Mayor Bloomberg would like it to do with his proposed science and engineering university? Probably not, according to some online debates. Critics say that entrepreneurship can’t be taught, and furthermore, that Silicon Vally is really where startup culture is most at home – though startups can take advantage of the financial and cultural resources NYC has to offer.
If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a wind farm, this blog post on Treehugger explains how creating a sense of community ownership is an important factor in getting the project off the ground.
Communication is key; this may seem obvious. But there are nuances to effective communication that every social entrepreneur needs to know. This blog post on NextBillion provides fascinating insight into successful communication tactics.
Every startup founder needs one: a 90-second elevator pitch. It’s the key to getting supporters on board. Here’s a brief (though perhaps not exactly concise) guide to developing and refining yours.
NextBillion’s job board is an excellent resource for changemaking career opportunities. At the moment there is an interesting opportunity to do human-centered social design for poverty alleviation in Cambodia.
In light of the upcoming annual SOCAP conference in early September, in which hundreds of global innovators will gather in San Francisco to share ideas about furthering the field of social entrepreneurship, this article highlights the potential future growth of the impact investment sector. According to the Global Impact Investing Network, impact investment is expected to increase by $500 billion by 2014.
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