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Twitter Roundup: August 5 – Wind farms, job opportunities, and communications tips

   /   Aug 5th, 2011News
Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week:

RT @j_ling: Interesting article via @gigaom on startup culture: BYC vs. Silicon Valley http://ow.ly/5VjaL #venturecapital #socent
@kylewestaway
Kyle Westaway

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.

Treehugger: Community-Owned Wind Farms Cure NIMBYism http://bit.ly/qsfERt #SocEnt
@Social_Innovate
SocialEntrepreneur

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.

@cherylheller's A Few Things Every #Entrepreneur Should Know About Communication is an eye-opener http://cot.ag/rusLqk #socent #socbiz
@NextBillion
NextBillion

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.

Resource of the day- So important for start-up social enterprises! : Elevator Pitch Tutorial http://ow.ly/5VoNd #socent
@setoolbelt
seToolbelt

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.

Today's #jobs: Human-Centered Design Fellowship with @iDEorg and Entrepreneurial Engineer with re:char http://cot.ag/isqz0X #socent #bopbiz
@NextBillion
NextBillion

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.

woah > RT @acumenfund: The impact investing market is predicted to grow from $50B to $500B by 2014 http://t.co/8eNaY8k #socent #impinv
@rubinatweets
Rubina Design

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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