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How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

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At CGI, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie responds to his critics, discusses his newest production facility in Haiti and explains why he feels like an entrepreneur again.
September 26, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

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At Mashable's Social Good Summit, Melinda Gates stressed the importance of using technology to make the world a better place.
September 24, 2013 in Technology
Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

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The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
September 23, 2013 in Startup Financing
What Surprised Me Most As a Social Entrepreneur

What Surprised Me Most As a Social Entrepreneur

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Starting a social enterprise isn't about making sacrifices or doing something extra. It's doing things better in the interest of being more successful.
September 18, 2013 in Starting a Business
When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

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Deciding what social causes to commit your company to means taking a careful look at a few key factors. Here are three to consider.
August 13, 2013 in Leadership

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
August 13, 2013 in Starting a Business

Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of living the life you want, not what others expect of you.
August 6, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Get Entourage's Adrian Grenier to Tout Your Social Venture? Give Him Something to Believe in

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At this year's Nexus Global Youth Summit, a panel of Hollywood heavyweights provided the skinny on how to get a celeb's endorsement.
July 26, 2013 in Starting a Business

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

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The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
July 19, 2013 in Business Management
Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

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With the radical Unreasonable at Sea experiment docked, we asked one of the mentors on board to weigh in on the program.
June 30, 2013 in Starting a Business
How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

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The young founders of Serengetee are looking to social entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. See how they're helped by a few choice fabric swatches.
June 28, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

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The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
June 27, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

At World Innovation Forum, Young Entrepreneurs Provide Key to Innovation

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During a panel discussion at the World Innovation Forum, the founder of student organization Kairos Society discussed why large corporations need to look to the millennial generation for innovation.
June 14, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models

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While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years.
June 9, 2013 in Business Ideas

Do We Really Need an Alternative Form of Capitalism?

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While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic.
May 23, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
A Chance to Win $50,000 and Mentorship From TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie

A Chance to Win $50,000 and Mentorship From TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie

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GOOD and TOMS are teaming up to help one lucky social entrepreneur turn her dream into a reality.
May 12, 2013 in Startup Financing
Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

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After four months of sailing around the world, entrepreneurs participating in the Unreasonable at Sea accelerator program convene in Washington D.C. to chat about their experiences and rub elbows with investors.
May 2, 2013 in Startup Financing
Video: How Charity Water Is Reinventing GivingPlay Video

How Charity Water Is Reinventing Giving (Video)

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Former nightclub promoter Scott Harrison hopes to clean up the world's water supply and make charity cool.
May 1, 2013 in Branding

11 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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RedBull launches a music-tech startup accelerator, 3rd Ward offers a networking opportunity in Brooklyn, HUB Bay Area helps social treps with PR, Berlin startups slay dragons, VCs and treps square off, the SBA gets social, NY Tech Day kicks off, TechCrunch Disrupt unleashes in NYC again, the Webbys wants your votes… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.
April 22, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

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With a low-cost technology, 21-year-old Eden Full seeks to make solar energy more efficient and affordable.
April 18, 2013 in Success Stories
Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

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The social and environmental business-practice certifier, B Lab, released its annual list of companies leading the pack of do-gooders today.
April 17, 2013 in Business Management
A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

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Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
April 8, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business

Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business

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In this global marketplace it's important not to forget about your local community. Virgin's founder tells us why.
April 4, 2013 in Growth Strategies

What's Trending With…Yael Cohen? The F%#@ Cancer Founder on Starting a Movement

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Yael Cohen at this year's SXSW. Here, she describes her startup story and offers advice to other young entrepreneurs.
April 2, 2013 in Profiles
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

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As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.
March 6, 2013 in Business Ideas

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