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Turfscape offers a more beautiful, more sustainable lawn alternative– and grows a green franchise business too.
That’s right, we want to hear from you! Important Media (the parent company of Green Living Ideas and 20+ other sites!) is offering you a chance to share your story with our readership to help us move the global sustainability conversation forward. We’re looking for the good stuff here: stories that will truly benefit our […]
This spring, four entrepreneurs with promising early-stage startups working in food and agriculture will get a chance to bring their dreams closer to reality through a unique startup accelerator program near Omaha, Nebraska. Disrupt Agriculture, which is the second accelerator program from Year of the Startup, will house four entrepreneurs in a farmhouse on an […]
There are plenty of compelling stories about successful entrepreneurs and startups from Silicon Valley, where access to capital, technology, and talent is much easier than in other areas, but as Michael Goldberg, an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader, teaches in his popular massive online open course (MOOC), it’s possible to build a culture […]
A quiet movement by young social entrepreneurs across north and east India finds ways to turn waste from plants and animals into jobs for the ultra poor. Across India, young entrepreneurs are finding ways to innovate the mundane. Using found technology, they cobble simple machinery together to do more than just recycle: They’re expanding local […]
When you’re traveling, there are plenty of options for finding places to stay and things to do, but because (at least) half of the fun of traveling is the opportunity for meeting other like-minded people, it’s often not enough to just stick to the standard tourist or business destinations. Wouldn’t it be great if there […]
Last Friday, a panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs, including Richard Branson, got together to discuss the state of innovation, as part of the Virgin Disruptors series. The panel was chaired by Guy Kawasaki (former Chief Evangelist of Apple), and featured Tony Fadell (CEO of Nest), Megan Smith (VP of Google[X], Leila Janah (Founder and […]
In the rapidly changing business environment and job market of the US, where individual jobs, or even entire branches of companies, can be lost to cheaper labor or mechanized and automated processes, the path to entrepreneurship is looking increasingly appealing to more people every day. It’s not just their reluctance to bet their financial future […]
One of the most potent things that entrepreneurs, startup founders, and small business owners can do to grow their businesses is to learn from the experiences of others, both the successes and the failures, and to network with other like-minded people. And the best way to do that is to attend conferences and networking events, […]
What do you get when you cross reality TV with crowdfunding and the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses? You get Reality Crowd TV, a new show focused on showing how the average citizen can use the power of crowdfunding to turn their dining room table into the boardroom table of their own small business. For […]
According to a recent Forbes piece, the challenge of making it as a woman or minority entrepreneur isn’t so much a matter of the market, or the niche, or even the right attitude, but rather the lack of access to enough capital – both in the financial sense and in “social capital”. Another piece mentions […]
The ability to successfully achieve scale is potentially the key differentiator between a startup and an enterprise. It is only through growing operations, be it through size, geography or markets can enterprises generate a widespread impact as well as scale their profits. However, scaling up and reaching new markets while balancing profits and purpose is […]
Future360 caught up with Rachel Barge of Greenstart to hear her Top 3 Ways to work with Mentors. Identify the mentors you need, make it easy for them to work with you and synthesize all the advice you get.
The Paradigm Project to Revolutionize Distribution of Energy Efficient Products in Developing Countries
The Paradigm Project recently announced that it plans to launch a new franchise brand called EzyLife that will revolutionize distribution of energy efficient products in the developing world. EzyLife will focus on last-mile distribution of fuel efficient cookstoves and other innovative consumer products, such as solar lanterns, water filters and agricultural products—products that deliver social […]
Endeavor is a global nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurs.
The Endeavor Effect is looking to create a culture of supported innovation and entrepreneurs which will provide global solutions to pressing social issues and a business eco-system which supports and sustains entrepreneurship. Endeavor.org is a worldwide germination and support system for fostering entrepreneurship.
India’s fast-paced growth has been a topic of much debate and discussion in the last few years. As a result of booming sectors such as IT, there is a growing sense that the country is emerging as a global leader. As a result, at times India is being touted as the mecca of ‘Jugaad’ innovations […]
As the social enterprise ecosystem matures in India, the issue of funding only seems to be growing more pronounced – surprisingly for both the entrepreneur and investor.
Entrepreneurs often face several barriers when bringing innovations for low-income communities – such as solar lamps, rural primary healthcare or affordable education – successfully to market.
Future360 spoke with Jigar Shah, renowned cleantech entrepreneur and partner at Inerjys, to get his Top 3 Tips for Getting a VC’s attention. They are 1)Understand the value of a dollar, 2)Work on the revenue generation part of your business plan and 3)In cleantech, have the humility to work with all stakeholders. Watch the interview.