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Gifts from SunTrust Foundations to Launch Idea Accelerator

SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Trusteed Foundations enhance student entrepreneurial opportunities at UGA
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ATHENS, Ga., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A $500,000 gift from the SunTrust Foundation and the SunTrust Trusteed Foundations will support the University of Georgia’s Entrepreneurship Program. The gift will help launch a student incubator/accelerator space and provide support for the student-led UGA Kickstart Fund.

Embracing Innovation to Tackle Humanity’s Greatest Challenges

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As the global population increases in a climate-stressed world, we face mounting challenges. On the one hand, cities consume close to 65% of the world’s energy and generate more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But on the other, they drive economic growth and account for 80% of global GDP. They are home to over half of the world’s population.

A Message to Entrepreneurs: This Is About Missing Entire Markets, Not Just Marketing Opportunities

Interview with Sahba Sobhani, UNDP by Carolina Zishiri and Patrick Scheffer
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Sahba Sobhani is a Global Programme Advisor-Private Sector in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP). He provides programme support and policy advice on private sector development issues and technical oversight for UNDP’s multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).

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Sahba Sobhani is a Global Programme Advisor-Private Sector in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP). He provides programme support and policy advice on private sector development issues and technical oversight for UNDP’s multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).

Thriving to Succeed – Microfinance Company Empowers Zimbabwean Women to Achieve Financial Independence

Thrive Microfinance tailors finance products to low income women in Zimbabwe which helps them open and grow businesses, afford safe housing and build their economic independence
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HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thrive, a microfinance business based in Harare, Zimbabwe believes in lending that leads to economic growth for women and girls who would ordinarily fail to access financial services from the mainstream financial sector.  Thrive joins Business Call to Action with a commitment that will provide microenterprise loans and borrowing and business management training for 16,500 economically active low-income women and girls.

Astellas Oncology Announces Grand Prize Winner of C3 Prize® at Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress

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  • Three innovators working to change cancer care awarded a combined $100,000 in grants following live pitch to a panel of judges that included celebrity entrepreneur Bill Rancic.
     
  • Winning idea aims to change the way Nigerians learn and talk about breast cancer
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  • Three innovators working to change cancer care awarded a combined $100,000 in grants following live pitch to a panel of judges that included celebrity entrepreneur Bill Rancic.
     
  • Winning idea aims to change the way Nigerians learn and talk about breast cancer

Astellas Oncology Announces C3 Prize® Celebrity Partnership and Category Winners

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Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Lend Expertise, Passion and Personal Cancer Experience to Inspire Fellow Entrepreneurs C3 Prize Category Winners will compete for the Grand Prize during a live event at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Lend Expertise, Passion and Personal Cancer Experience to Inspire Fellow Entrepreneurs C3 Prize Category Winners will compete for the Grand Prize during a live event at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

INFOGRAPHIC | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Making an Impact on Global Poverty

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty.

Two Booz Allen Women Join Effort to Stop Sexual Harassment in Newsrooms

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At Booz Allen, leaders express the importance of values and how diversity—of background, experience, and thought—is essential to maintaining standards of excellence that guides the firm daily. A part of that commitment to diversity means focusing on recruiting the best and brightest women in their fields. Booz Allen provides comprehensive career support, from mentoring opportunities to professional development, to help women continue to build their skillsets.

The Spark of Entrepreneurship + Whole Planet Foundation: Part I

First in a two-part guest blog series from Sophie Eckrich, a former Whole Planet Foundation intern and founder of Teysha.
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Ten years ago, I embarked for a life-changing journey as an intern for Whole Planet Foundation with their microfinance partner, Grameen Bank, in Panajachel, Guatemala. I was 19 years old, a rising Sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, and I had no idea what to expect.

University of Denver Team Takes Top Honors in Arrow Electronics' Diversity Meets Innovation Competition

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Arrow Electronics recently hosted the second annual Diversity Meets Innovation Competition. Student teams, with a diverse set of majors and backgrounds, from local universities applied their knowledge and skills to propose a tangible impact that could affect the next generation of technology entrepreneurs.

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