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Expanding Our Global Collaboration with PayPal

By Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
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In 2017–18, we’ll continue our work with PayPal, running FinTech investment-readiness programs in the US, Latin America, India and for the first time — sub-Saharan Africa

For the past three years, we’ve collaborated with PayPal to support entrepreneurs around the world that are working on improving financial health. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re continuing and expanding that collaboration and we’re kicking off our 2017–2018 schedule with a summer program for American entrepreneurs.

PayPal’s Brandon Tineo on Strong Work Ethic Creating Opportunity

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In his teens, while most of his peers were perfecting their video game skills, Brandon Tineo worked from 4-9 p.m. at his parents’ restaurant. Even with that dedication to the family business, he still killed it in the classroom, making grades that got him into college at Harvard. However, while an undergrad, misfortune visited the Tineo clan -- the family lost both their restaurant and their home.
 

Take the Chance - Opportunities Await Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Yasmin Hosseinzadeh, Corporate Communications + Digital Content Manager, PayPal
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This month, we are featuring Peggy Abkemeier Alford as part of our Women Leaders of PayPal series. Peggy is PayPal’s Global Head of Cross-Border Trade and was recently named SVP, Human Resources – People Operations.
 
Thanks again for taking time to share some personal insights with us today, Peggy. Let’s start with some background information – tell me about your family and early years.

Business in a Box: PayPal’s ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for Small Businesses

Amit Mathradas, General Manager and Head of Small Business NA, PayPal
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Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. But we hear from small business owners time and time again that it is also very daunting. Starting an online business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and setting up an online store. And once the business is up and running, there’s cash flow to monitor, inventory to track, and the often tedious process of finding capital to grow.
 

Why Small Business Matters

Amit Mathradas, General Manager and Head of Small Business NA, PayPal
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Small businesses mean more than just your favorite sandwich or the best coffee you’ve had since 2002. They bring commerce to local communities, drive innovation and contribute to the global marketplace as well. In fact, more than half of all employees in the US are employed by 28 million small businesses.
 
It’s not an understatement to say that small businesses are the lifeblood of the US economy. Small businesses matter.
 

PayPal’s Usman Ahmed on the Power of Small Business

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Born and raised around Washington D.C., Usman Ahmed knew he wanted to work in the nation’s capital on policy and research from an early age. Law degree in hand, he thought a legal fellowship with eBay would be good experience before moving onto a law firm. But fast forward six years and he’s leading PayPal’s public policy department, spearheading research on how the Internet is democratizing globalization for small businesses.
 

CAUSEBOX On a Mission to Deliver Better Products & a Better World

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Next week is National Small Business Week and PayPal is excited to celebrate the millions of inspiring small businesses we work with globally. We’re interviewing small businesses to find out what inspired them to start their business, the challenges they have faced, and the advice they have for other aspiring business owners. We sat down with Brett McCullom and Matt Richardson, the founders of CAUSEBOX - sustainably and ethically made, curated products for women.
 

Fitmark: Combining Doing Business with Doing Good

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Next week is National Small Business Week and PayPal is excited to celebrate the millions of inspiring small businesses we work with globally. We’re interviewing small businesses to find out what inspired them to start their business, the challenges they have faced, and the advice they have for other aspiring business owners. We sat down with Mark Samuel, the founder and CEO of Fitmark, a maker of high-quality, functional fitness and meal-prep bags.
 

Roma Boots: Taking Steps to Grow Their Business & Help Children

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Next week is National Small Business Week, and PayPal is excited to celebrate the millions of inspiring small businesses we work with globally. We’re interviewing small businesses to find out what inspired them to start their business, the challenges they have faced, and the advice they have for other aspiring business owners. We sat down with Samuel Bistrian, the founder and CEO, and Beatrice Pitocco, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, of Roma Boots.
 

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