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A Cinderella Story of an Outdoor Portable Water Filter

Once upon a time, in the tropical land of Brazil far, far away, I, Ricardo Braun, a biologist and a filmmaker had an inspiration to build a portable water purification system for outdoor expeditions. In fact, the inspiration came after a relative challenged me to build a portable water purification system for remote areas in […]

 

Birth of Baby SolarTurtle for Secure and Sustainable Energy

The last blog Collaborating in a Sea of Unknowns by epAward 2016 winner and epNetwork member James van der Walt gave an insight into surviving in a competitive business environment. Let’s take a ride with him to follow his entrepreneurial journey of setting up a successful social enterprise in Africa and discover the bumps and […]

Collaborating in a Sea of Unknowns

I’ve been recently contemplating on the idea of collaboration in the social business space. The problem is that traditional business culture does not advocate associations and sharing of knowledge. It’s every man for himself and one’s business IP is tightly guarded. If someone with ill intent gets hold of your data, they can undercut your […]

Co-Diseño que resulta en agua purificada para una comunidad colombiana

¿Qué tiene que ver un elefante blanco con la comunidad de Conejo en Colombia? A pesar que no hay elefantes en Colombia, la comunidad de Conejo tuvo que vivir durante ocho años con una enorme instalación de cuatro tanques de agua que servirían para acumular agua filtrada, pero que sólo funcionó durante sólo cuatro días. […]

Authentic Storytelling Can Boost a Social Enterprise’s Development – This Tool Can Help

Social entrepreneurs are always in pitch mode, and are often very active in promoting their businesses. Naturally, they mostly try to talk about their successes. But like all entrepreneurs working in challenging markets, they face difficult situations as well – and their instinct is often to minimize or ignore these challenges when discussing their work. However, […]

Accelerating Energy Access: The Role of Patient Capital

Acumen Fund’s vision is to change the way the world tackles poverty. Their approach to investing is focused on patient capital, early-stage investments, access to expertise, and post-investment support. With global offices in Ghana, Colombia, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, India, Kenya, and the Unites States, Acumen works on building innovative ways to bring energy access […]

Designing a Healthier World: How epExpert Carlo Supported Global Health in India

“I wanted to use my ‘powers’ for good!” – Carlo’s statement leaves no questions unanswered. To ensure that the spirit and strength of people like him benefit others, Siemens Stiftung has devised empowering people. Expert Service (epExpert Service) offering hands-on support to those facing far-reaching challenges in their businesses. To be specific, epExpert Service is […]

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Emprendeduría educativa #2: videolibros en lengua de signos

En la primera parte de esta serie de blogs de emprendeduría educativa hablamos con Isabel Sheinman sobre el proyecto “Library for All”, cuyo objetivo es poner el conocimiento y las oportunidades al alcance de los niños de los países en vías de desarrollo con acceso limitado a materiales educativos. Hoy vamos a presentarle a otro […]

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Edupreneurship #2: Videobooks in Sign Language

In the first part of this Edupreneurship blog series we talked with Isabel Sheinman about the “Library for All” project that aims to unlock knowledge and opportunities for children in developing countries with limited access to educational materials. Today we introduce you to another member of the empowering people. Network: Silvana Bonnet from Canales Associatión […]

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Edupreneurship #1: A Library for All

Edupreneurs are entrepreneurs from the education sector who are changing the lives of millions of people around the world. The digital change especially offers many opportunities for advancing and reshaping existing analogue approaches, while developing new ideas and helpful advice that give children and adults access to education. This applies equally to school systems in […]