Grameen America Scales Microlending Model Across the U.S. with Launch of Microfinance Training Institute in Queens

Capital One Bank provides $350,000 grant and additional $500,000 low-interest loan to support Grameen America’s expansion
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NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization offering microloans, training and support to help women in poverty build small businesses, today announced the launch of the first U.S. Training Institute for microfinance with the support of longstanding partner Capital One. The new Institute, located in Queens, NY, will help provide thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs in low-income communities access to microloans.

SAP Supports Sustainable Start-Ups in Brazil

The Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative from SAP invests in young entrepreneurs and helps them drive their business while also promoting sustainability, growth, and innovation.
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Vanessa Vilela Araujo has always been a big fan of cosmetics and had dreams of running her own company since her childhood. Today, she is the founder and CEO of the successful cosmetics company Kapeh, which produces sustainable cosmetics from coffee beans. With the support of the Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative, Kapeh has been able to grow its presence to more than 200 shops in 18 Brazilian federal states. 

No Species Left Behind


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Students from the Biotechnology High School in Freeport, New Jersey win the Verison Innovative App Challenge.  Their app, No Species Left Behind, helps identify invasive and endangered plants.   

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Count Me In and Capital One Host Local Leadership Institute Focused on Helping Women Small Business Owners Innovate and Grow Their Businesses

Globally Renowned Innovator and Design Thinking Founder Bruce Mau to Share Best Practices for Unlocking Customer Insights and Innovating in a Rapidly Changing Marketplace
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McLean, Va., April 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - To help more local small business owners innovate and compete in a rapidly changing marketplace, Capital One and Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence will hold a “Leadership Institute: Thrive with Massive Change” event for local women-owned small businesses, featuring world-renowned expert design innovator Bruce Mau from April 15-17, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia.

Count Me In and Capital One Honor Successful Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Who Have Contributed to Economic Growth in Communities Nationwide

As More Veterans Choose an Entrepreneurial Path, Capital One and Count Me In Celebrate First Graduating Class of the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) Program
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McLean, Va., April 15, 2014 /3BL Media/Capital One Financial Corporation and Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence today announced that they will honor women veteran business owners from across the country who have successfully launched or grown their own businesses, generating new job opportunities and creating a ripple effect in economic growth in communities nationwide.

SAP Social Sabbatical Team Reaches Out to Kenyan Businesses in Need

SAP employees from around the world in East Africa for a month to help address local business challenges.
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April 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - This week sees a group of 12 SAP employees from around the world – including an applications performance testing expert from Israel, a software developer from France and a subject matter expert from Ireland – land in Nairobi to spend a month working with four local organisations that, in one way or another, are making life better for the communities they serve.

Calvert Foundation and Bank of America Partner to Invest in Women

$10 Million Investment Will Support the Economic and Social Advancement of Women in Developing Countries - See more at: http://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/press-releases/community-development/calvert-foundation-and-bank-america-partner-invest-women#sthash.
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April 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Bank of America is investing $10 million in Calvert Foundation to make loans to organizations that support women in developing countries throughout Latin America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. These organizations positively affect women in a number of ways, from connecting women-led, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with financing to providing access to services and products.

HP LIFE Entrepreneur Ada Bustamante: A Success Story

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HP LIFE free e-Learning helped Ada Bustamante create the business and life she wanted for her family.  HP LIFE is a free, cloud-based training program that helps virtually anyone, anywhere learn the essential business and IT skills to start or grow a business.

The Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Partner to Support Women Entrepreneurs With Capital and Mentoring Opportunities

Elizabeth Street Capital Initiative Launches With Initial $10 Million Investment to Grow Women-owned Small Businesses and Create Communities of Entrepreneurs Across the Country
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Feb. 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America today announced the launch of Elizabeth Street Capital, an initiative designed to provide early-stage women entrepreneurs in the United States with access to low-cost capital, mentoring support and networking opportunities to grow their businesses, creating communities of women entrepreneurs. 


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