Economic development

KASHF Foundation

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Roshaneh Zafar founded the KASHF Initiative to develop a women-centered and women-managed initiative that combines a micro-level lending and savings operation with related training and support activities at the community level.

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Gyan Lab (ADD-on-GYAN)

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ADD-on-GYAN Educational Services Pvt. Ltd is a venture established in order to reduce the many problems present in the Indian Education Sector and bridge the widening gap between theoretical and practical education in India. We began operations as a Start-up Company at Manipal University - Technology Business Incubator on 20th January and registered as a Private Limited company in July, 2011.

Women | Tools | Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power

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Winners Announced! The three winners will each receive a prize of US$5,000 from Ashoka Changemakers, and will be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer/fall 2010.

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Grupo temático online Acceso a Financiamiento

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GMO Risk or Rescue Group: Helping Consumers Decide

When it comes to genetic food engineering, claims are often made about farmers ability and interest to adapt. And how about vitamin-rich rice? ... Are these realities or misrepresentations? Tell us what you think here

[Also check out our GMO Risk or Rescue competition. Share your idea or initiative to get noticed and to be eligible for various  prizes. Submit your entry by October 21, 2009.]

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Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place - Sustaining the Future of Destinations

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Join our search for the most innovative examples of geotourism around the globe. Enter by the extended deadline May 25, 2009.

This 2009 Geotourism Challenge, sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka Changemakers, attracted 610 innovative geotourism entries. Check out these destinations from 81 countries that promote natural and cultural heritage while improving the well-being of the local people.

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Banking on Social Change: Seeking Financial Solutions for All

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Changemakers and Citi are proud to announce the three winners for the "Banking on Social Change" competition. The three winners will each receive US $5000.

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Competition Winners: The top three entries will win US $5,000 each. After the judges select the 10-15 finalists from the entire competition, the Changemakers online community will vote for 3 winners from among the finalists. Early Entry Prize: The best entry submitted by 6:00 p.m. EST, August 15th will win a camcorder and digital camera (Equal value of US $1000). Being an Early Entry Prize winner does not preclude you from winning the competition in any way, or guarantee finalist status—all entries will be equally evaluated per the Changemakers criteria at the completion of the entry period.
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Skill Scout Inc.

Skill Scout is an innovative hiring and recruitment start up that brings people back into the hiring process. We forgo technological scale for human scale. Rather than online job postings and stacks of resumes, we engage companies and candidates through video and in-person hands on interviews.

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41° 51' 22.9356" N, 87° 38' 2.256" W
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HackerNest Unite

citizen sector

HackerNest Unite is a directory & community portal to connect all the disparate factions of a city's tech ecosystem - jobs, events, classes, news, etc. - in one place. The first place to look for everything tech in a city. Our mission: local economic development through technology.

Labit

for profit

Labit seeks to address inequity and injustice in the only sustainable way - by helping people to help themselves. By being immersed within in the community it is trying to change, Labit assist entrepreneurs by incubating their small business ideas during an 18-month process.

Soko

for profit

Soko is an innovation in fashion & technology: an online store that expands access to economic opportunity for artisans in emerging economies, disrupting the traditional export supply chain and revolutionizing the way money & goods are exchanged between developing world artisans & global consumers.

Pass It on Trust Uganda

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Passing on skills project economically empowers the girl child against early child marriages to make them more entreprising,for each girl trained an entire family benefits as the girls teach their families to generate their own income providing funds to keep them in school and out of early marriage

Ideas Inclusivas

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At Ideas Incusivas we help entrepreneurs develop and propel their ideas in an inclusive way. Our mission is to help communities thrive by creating added social value through the interconnection of local projects while creating a support structure of co-learning and co-creation.

Hello Tractor, Inc.

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Hello Tractor is a social enterprise focused on improving food and income security for the rural poor, beginning in Nigeria. We designed a low cost Smart Tractor that pairs its owner with farmers requesting and paying for tractor services via SMS - think Uber!

upOwa - Power People Now

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Il y a 18 mois, j'ai décidé de lancer ce projet de développement afin d'investir toute mon énergie et mes compétences d'entrepreneur pour résoudre un problème simple et dont pourtant dépend l'avenir de millions de personnes : comment mettre fin à la pauvreté énergétique en Afrique rurale ?

Fété Impact Development

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Fété Impact Development est un cabinet de conseil et de formation en gouvernance, stratégie, gestion de projets et marketing. Conscient que sans prendre en compte la dimension « Homme » toute action est vaine, à Fété Impact Development nous œuvrons pour améliorer la vie de chaque être humain.

Motadem Consulting

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Education4Entrepreneurship is a proactive project that fosters entrepreneurial ecosystems and provides support services, and specialized training programs for students-graduates and employees on industry-relevant management competencies that empower them to be self employed and globally competitive.

Skill Scout

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Every once in a while, the world changes so much, so quickly, that we miss an opportunity sitting right in front of us. Innovation in hiring often means a new algorithm or better keyword search. Or a sophisticated pre-employment test. We think it's much simpler than that.

YoSoyM

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YoSoyM is an alliance of individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, community leaders and government dedicated to serve thousands of Latinas and their families in by identifying synergies, developing collaborative initiatives and changing the negative narrative prevalent in our community.

Tribe of Lambs

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We are creating compassionate consumers by providing the opportunity for conscious shoppers to empower small business owners and at risk children in developing economies. We offer an evolutionary social business model, unique fashion accessories, and an inspiring vision of change.

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Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable.

Este proyecto pretende ayudar a erradicar el hambre y la pobreza de paises en vias de desarrollo, promoviendo una cultura de mayor consumo de alimentos tradicionales de maiz, con base en un programa educativo que demostrará el valor cultural de los mismos, por símbolos mayas encontrados recientemente, motivando así una mayor demanda y consumo, lo que aumentará su elaboración, favoreciendo a miles de mujeres que se dedican a su manufactura y venta, así como a los campesinos que cosechan el maíz, mejorando la economía y la salud familiar con alimentos de bajo costo y más saludables, evitando

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Guatemala
14° 36' 28.17" N, 90° 32' 40.146" W
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Vayando

for profit

Vayando is a for-profit social enterprise that puts micro-entrepreneurs on the tourism map. We provide an online booking platform that utilizes growth and diversification in the tourism sector to unlock economic opportunity for entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.

Bicycles Against Poverty

citizen sector

Providing smallholder farmers affordable transportation so they can access basic life needs, including healthcare, clean water, education, and markets for trade. Bicycles Against Poverty works with rural African farmers to distribute bicycles on a financing plan so individuals pay back over 1 year.

BizSuccess Today

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The HeadStart Business Accelerator and Coworking space aims to raise the success rates of startups in Mandeville, Jamaica and increase the level of employment for youth and women. It will do this through training and development, fundraising and the creation of a vibrant startup eco-system.

CINEWAX

citizen sector

CINEWAX c'est un nouveau concept de cinéclub, à la fois espace de rencontre et cinéma, lieu d'échange social, de culture, et de dynamisme économique.
Nous voulons participer au développement culturel au Sénégal et employer des locaux, tout en créant un pont culturel international!

Monedero Ecológico

for profit

Promovemos la cultura del reciclaje de todo tipo de residuos que se generan a diario por medio de incentivos, para evitar el agotamiento de los recursos naturales no renovables, logrando impactos sociales, ambientales y económicos. Y contribuimos con soluciones para las comunidades más vulnerables.

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