Category Archives: Special Issues

How Private Enterprise is Helping Texas Recover from Hurricane Harvey

The Private Sector Is Coming to Texas’s Rescue In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the private sector in Texas and Louisiana is getting slammed with lots of criticism for price-gouging, being greedy, and focusing only on profits. But there’s a flip-side to that story that includes many counter-examples of private sector businesses and private voluntary organizations ignoring profits and demonstrating

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US Department of Commerce Paper – Approach for Advancing Growth of Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) – in which connected devices are proliferating at an unprecedented rate – is a technological development that is transforming the way we live and do business. IoT continues the decades-long trend of increasing connectivity among devices and the Internet, bringing online everything from refrigerators to automobiles to factory inventory systems. At the same time, IoT

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Carlos Pereira Creator of Livox – Wins Social Entrepreneur Award in Brazil (2016)

Carlos Pereira, the creator of Livox, was the winner of the 12th Edition of the Social Entrepreneur Award 2016. The competition is the largest of its kind in Latin American, and is a partnership between Folha and the Schwab Foundation, a sister entity to the World Economic Forum. Livox is an application that allows for communication by people with deficiencies

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Santa Clara University – Miller Center Supporting Social Entrepreneurs From Around the World

For six months, 14 social entrepreneurs in countries such as Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar and Rwanda have worked individually with Silicon Valley executive mentors to hone their social enterprise business plans. On Aug. 18, the participants in the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Accelerator at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship made the next important step in their social enterprises’

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