December 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Booz Allen Hamilton, SEED SPOT, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the Vinetta Project, and BEACON DC co-hosted an action-packed Pitch Night on Friday, December 7th. The event showcased the innovative ventures of women entrepreneurs who are creating tech-enabled solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Information and education are the keys to unlocking credit, which is essential to helping small businesses achieve success. At Moody’s, we’re creating greater economic opportunities for small businesses through tools and analytics that make financial information more transparent and actionable.
Benefitting The Prince’s Trust, the money raised will help provide training, mentoring and funding for budding young entrepreneurs.
At eBay, we strive to create opportunity for all. Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in communities all over the world is central to our mission.
That’s why we’ve recently entered into a partnership to help raise funds and awareness for youth charity The Prince’s Trust. Through its Enterprise programme the charity works with 18-30 year old budding entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a business reality by providing them with training, mentoring, funding and a variety of other resources.
From JetBlue’s “BlueBud” initiative to help small food companies to Patagonia’s funding of entrepreneurial ideas with its “$20 Million & Change” program, investing in small businesses and startups has been a trending initiative for many big businesses in recent years. Now one of the largest global brands is joining the fray, creating a win-win scenario for all parties involved.
To conclude two days of idea exploration, customer validation, market analysis, and prototyping, SEED SPOT hosted a Pitch Night at Booz Allen’s Innovation Center on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00-8:00pm. A group of up-and-coming impact-driven entrepreneurs will pitch their ventures to a live community audience of fellow entrepreneurs, startup ecosystem builders, and potential investors.
by John ‘JR’ Reale, Station Houston Co-founder & CEO
As part of our efforts to be at the forefront of industry solutions, Station Houston, Houston’s hub for technology and innovation, has partnered with Bechtel, one of the world’s most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies. The partnership focuses on enhancing opportunities by mentoring and engaging with local entrepreneurs regarding EPC industry challenges.
SEED SPOT and Booz Allen Hamilton are doubling down on their mission of supporting Washington, DC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to spur startup innovation as a force for good. Their strategic partnership provides early-stage impact-driven entrepreneurs with business fundamentals, mentorship, resources, and access to capital to create businesses that positively impact the world.
Thanks to our microfinance partners around the globe who are working diligently daily to serve the world's poorest people, the average first microloan size we fund decreased over several fiscal quarters from $187 to $184 then $182 to now $180. What does this signify? That our partners continue to serve the unserved and that Whole Planet Foundation funds have created 15 million opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their family members out of poverty.
by Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
I love getting to meet and learn from innovators from all walks of life. When people from diverse backgrounds — geographically, culturally, ethnically or professionally — come together to address social challenges, the results are awe-inspiring.
That’s what I love most about our AT&T Aspire Accelerator. We believe we found the most promising entrepreneurs from all over the country, with varied backgrounds, who offer solutions to problems they’ve personally seen or experienced in education.