Startups and Entrepreneurship

Learning About Success in Business From a 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur

  • Who it’s from: Gene Hammett via Entrepreneur
  • What it is: An interview with Caleb Maddix, author of Keys 4 Success for Kids.
  • Why we like it: Caleb is only 14. No, that’s not a typo! His wisdom and impact are far beyond most adults’, and it is truly a joy to hear what he has to say.

Social Consciousness

These Impact Investors Focus on “Believe in You” Money

  • Who it’s from: Oscar Perry Abello via Next City
  • What it is: An introduction of The Runway Project, providing entrepreneurs of color with capital that isn’t generally available through friends and family.
  • Why we like it: Many minorities suffer from discrimination and setbacks when it comes to startup capital. We are grateful for organizations like The Runway Project that bridge this gap!

Social Enterprise

A brother and sister in the Philippines invented a lamp that runs entirely on metal and saltwater

  • Who it’s from: Eric March via Upworthy
  • What it is: A handheld lamp fueled by saltwater!
  • Why we like it: Many in the world suffer from a lack of adequate light, yet saltwater abounds. These two teens from the Philippines created a lamp that could use the abundance to solve the problem!

Solutions to Poverty

3 Reasons Why We Can Win The Fight Against Poverty 

  • Who it’s from: Andrew Youn via TED
  • What it is: An encouraging talk that highlights the realities of lifting African farmers out of poverty, one acre at a time.
  • Why we like it: This is what we are all about. This is what will cure hunger and poverty!

Sustainable Development

Independent Power Projects Essential to Electrify Sub-Saharan Africa, New Report Finds

  • Who it’s from: The World Bank
  • What it is: A case study on Sub-Saharan African electricity.
  • Why we like it: This study found that the power needs far exceed the existing capacity of public funds. Private investments are needed to solve these problems!