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The Six Grameen Foundation Technology Tools to End Global Poverty
The Grameen Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning microfinance organization and community development Grameen Bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, delivers solutions through six...more



Cheap Device Can Work to Treat Cervical Cancer
During his visit to Haiti to help renovate a church, Duke medical doctor David Walmer was inspired to do something to tackle the issue of cervical cancer this side of the Caribbean. Dr. Walmer has...more

Cell Phone Coaching May Improve Parenting, Study Finds
University of Kansas and Notre Dame researchers learned that when parenting coaches texted and called participating moms in a home-based parenting program, they were more likely to learn and use...more

Made in the Future: How Technology Could Transform Our Lives in a Decade
In a project called Made In The Future, innovation and design consultancy Ideo examined the ways how technology will change in the next decade. The interesting concepts, based on research by Ideo...more

The Drinkable Book: Clean Water in New Form
Charity group Water Is Life (WIL) is banking on an innovative technology solution to tackle water contamination and raise awareness around this problem. WIL, together with Brian Gartside, graphic...more

3 Technologies that Foster Learning in STEM
Professor and editor of The Edvocate, Matthew Lynch, Ed.D., writes about the main resources that incorporate STEM learning. In his Huffington Post article, he cites three technologies that...more

Zoning App May Fuel Economic Development
Zonability application has arrived to help attract and drive businesses in Pflugerville. The app was originally developed by Leigh Budlong that provide data in an interactive map so businesses,...more

Evolution of the Digital Civil Society
Tom Watson, Forbes contributor, reflects on civil society that has gone digital. Watson unearthed a series of white papers that document how the civil society sector should plan for its own...more

Using KickStarter to Launch Social Enterprise Project
Spencer Toyama, a Web & Tech Solutions Provider and Huffington Post contributor, was recently invited to be a keynote speaker for the monthly Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise meeting. Toyama's...more

How Twitter Can Be Used As An Avenue In Addressing Health Issues Such As Obesity
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health deemed Twitter as a way to help address certain health issues. The study, conducted by Jenine K. Harris, PhD, assistant...more






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A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs


A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs

The Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs will be offering opportunities for up and coming social entrepreneurs as part of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2014-2015.




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