It's a bit late but:
It's a bit late but:
+ How to learn any language in six months | Australian entrepreneur Chris Lonsdale (龙飞虎)(Wikipedia) | TEDxLingnanUniversity
16 February 2015
(Reuters) – European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to climate change.
Nearly a third of the overall spending under the Juncker plan is meant to be related to energy.
One of the pilot projects presented on Monday that will run until 2017 is the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency scheme.
It will take 80 million euros of Commission money to try and elicit more than 550 million euros in spending on ways to save energy, such as better insulated buildings.
While EU officials declined to go into details, they said the 80 million would be used to protect against credit risk on energy efficiency loan portfolios and said the Commission would also provide technical expertise.
The other project is the Natural Capital Financing Facility. It will draw on up to 125 million euros of EIB funds to attract investment in projects such as forestry management...
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, which represents investors responsible for nearly 9 trillion euros in assets, says EU financing instruments can attract private capital if there are strong policies to support them.
J. David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.
Companies' decisions should reflect environmental, social & economic costs of climate change. -Quebec Premier http://t.co/qAOk7FSnAs— World Bank Climate (@wbclimatechange) February 12, 2015
US faces worst droughts in a 1,000 years, predict scientists http://t.co/W0PouFlxRG— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) February 12, 2015
Climate engineering: it could be a money-making opportunity for business http://t.co/lf0YqFQvjm— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) February 11, 2015
Secretary of Commerce at U.S. Department of Commerce
Feb 11, 2015
Today at the 2015 Kauffman Foundation’s State of the Entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. I spoke about six new ways the Commerce Department is supporting American entrepreneurs
To bring the best ideas to the table at the Commerce Department, we re-established the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where top academics, business and non-profit leaders offer advice on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry-driven skills training
(Beijing, Jan 23, 2015) - Five Chinese companies with innovative technologies were today announced as the winners of WWF-China’s third annual Climate Solver Award.
If these five technologies reach their expected market share, more than 0.118 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents will be reduced every year.
The objective of the Climate Solvers programme, started by WWF-Sweden in 2008, is to strengthen innovation ecosystems around climate entrepreneurs’ so as to increase their capacity for widespread use of low carbon technologies in society.
Unity Girl Dolls: auldontoyworld.com/unity_dolls
Apart from Nigeria, Auldon’s toys are now sought after in countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and some parts of Europe. Last year, Auldon launched the Unity Girl Dolls, a set of multi-cultural dolls clad in the traditional attires of Nigeria’s major ethnic groups. It has been a runaway success and a tremendous hit among Nigerian parents and their daughters.
Besides his mother tongue, Spanish, he is fluent in English, German and French and follows the development of Internet in those countries that speak these languages.
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Following the billionaire investor’s announcement at the Tony Elumelu Foundation headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 1st of his pledge of $100 million towards creating 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years; the annual program, the first ambitious undertaking of its kind, was opened for business ideas submissions and entries from applicants across Africa via its online application portal, TEEP.
Leaving Paris. Per usual, loved every second. Thanks to Le Web for having me, and to AirBnB for being wonderful in Europe, generally.— Soraya Darabi (@sorayadarabi) December 10, 2014
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all. Horowitz, a founding partner of Andreessen Horowitz, discusses the value of learning inside a large company, some of the exciting technology frontiers ahead, and the purpose and philosophy of his firm, in conversation with Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers.
about four hours ago
We’re excited to launch Female Founder Stories, a collection of interviews with 40 of Y Combinator’s female alumnae. We asked them about things like how they got started, their experience at Y Combinator, their experience as female founders, and what they wish they'd known when they were younger. As you'll see, their answers are fascinating, both individually and in their variety.
This is the biggest collection of interviews with female startup founders I've seen in one place, and as a result we have an unprecedented opportunity to notice patterns in their experiences (and just as interesting, where there aren't patterns).
One of the most consistent patterns is how many founders wished they'd learned to program when they were younger...
The percentage of startups we accepted with female founders was identical to the percentage who applied. (And this happened organically; we didn't check the numbers until after.) Which implies the percentage of female founders we fund will increase in proportion to the percentage of female applicants...
What We Learned From 40 Female YC Founders http://t.co/rPuzwh5yeE— Hacker News (@newsycombinator) November 24, 2014
This CEO is out for blood, Fortune, June 2014
Elizabeth Holmes founded her revolutionary blood diagnostics company, Theranos, when she was 19. It’s now worth more than $9 billion, and poised to change health care.
In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, plopped herself down in the office of her chemical engineering professor, Channing Robertson, and said, “Let’s start a company.”
Holmes was admitted by early decision to Stanford. As she headed off to college, her father gave her a copy of Meditations, by the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius. “I wanted it to reinforce the message of a purposeful life,” her father explained to me. “I think it really affected her.”
May 2014: In a rare move, a group of young public servants and diplomats based in the European Union's headquarters in Brussels has launched a passionate plea for a more constructive and far-reaching debate about the fate of Europe. Members of the group, called Euro2030, want to remain anonymous to avoid embarrassing the institutions its members work for. But with under two weeks to go before European elections, this new generation of officials at the very heart of the EU has become frustrated both by the tone of the current debate on Europe and by the failures of the EU itself...
Four livestreams: highway.slush.org
Dr. Lauri Järvilehto Author and researcher, Philosophy Academy, Helsinki, Finland, will be at www.Slush.org
This philosopher and author is going to tell about his research on fun learning and how he is building a fun learning research center in Finland.
IE Venture Day (last week) judges (two of them) will be at Slush
The first, of course, is assets under management. Partech has already announced the intention to raise a large fund for 2015 – what hasn’t been announced is that the fund size will be at least €300 Million. Next to Index Ventures’ €400 Million fund, this begins to look pretty good. Add on Partech’s current €130M fund and the other fund that they are raising – Partech Entrepreneur II, a follow-up to the 30 Million seed fund they raised last year, and you’ve got the right amount of ammo. Given that the aforementioned Tier One European VCs all now have boots on the ground in Paris, this looks like the right place to be.
Partech Ventures : reconnu 7ème meilleur fonds de capital-risque au monde, premier non-américain #congrats— Marc Simoncini (@marcsimoncini) September 30, 2014
"Mary Robinson: Why Europe needs to set the pace on climate change", Irish Times, October 20, 2014
Opinion: The importance of acting now cannot be overstated: every euro spent on fossil fuels today condemns parts of the world to hurricanes, drought and infectious diseases
The meeting of the European Council – the gathering of the EU member states – in Brussels on Thursday and Friday will lead to a decision that will have far-reaching consequences. The summit is expected to see the adoption of a new framework for Europe’s climate and energy policy, including a set of targets for 2030 to cut our greenhouse gas emissions, boost renewable energy use and reduce overall energy use. These pledges matter, for Europe and the international community.
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, is the United Nations secretary-general’s special envoy on climate change and a member of the European Climate Foundation’s advisory board
"The future is green for business schools", FT Soapbox, October 5, 2014
Business education needs to be more integrated, more interdisciplinary and more oriented towards thinking about the bigger “system-level” picture. A second order level of thinking is required. Moving beyond the direct relationship between action and value, business schools must offer education that addresses the complex systemic challenges we are all facing.
New organisational forms have evolved in Europe. My own organisation, Climate-KIC, is Europe’s largest public-private partnership with more than 230 partners drawn from prestigious universities, research institutions, blue-chips and SMEs. The EU created the KICs to address the innovation challenge of Europe and make existing models obsolete. These organisations are creating new knowledge and will be a stimulus for business schools to evolve and change.
Co-founder at insPeer, Founder and senior consultant at Ithaca Consulting Top Contributor
"We are very proud to contribute to the IE tradition of entrepreneurship. Inspeer, the first peer-to-peer insurance platform, co-founded by Louis de Broglie and Emmanuelle Mury, both IE alumni, is amongst the 5 runners-up for the Great Prizes of Innovation of the city of Paris. www.inspeer.me/finalistes-services-aux-particuliers/"
Nous avons le plaisir d'annoncer qu'Inspeer est finaliste des Grands Prix de l'Innovation de la ville de Paris 2014 dans la catégorie services aux particuliers. Plus de 460 candidatures ont été reçu...
Inspeer, a startup by two alumni, amongst the 5 runners-up for the Great Prizes of Innovation 2014 of Paris. http://t.co/TZGGYmm4Bt— IE Alumni (@IEAlumni) October 20, 2014
...La relación con un socio cofundador es mucho más estrecha de lo que se podría pensar a primera vista. Muchos lo comparan con un matrimonio (soy testigo de esto, tengo socios desde hace 18 años), ya que el número de horas que los cofundadores pasan juntos en el trabajo, sumado a la trascendencia de las decisiones tomadas en su vida personal, hace pensar que llevar a cabo un emprendimiento con otra persona requiere un verdadero compromiso y una estrecha relación personal...
One of several books: www.amazon.com/Chip-Heath
"Decisive..." October 31, 2011 - We all know that change is hard. It's unsettling, it's time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback.
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of two New York Times bestsellers: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.
A graduate of the University of Texas and Harvard Business School, he lives now in Raleigh, NC.
Chip Heath is a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His research examines why certain ideas - ranging from urban legends to folk medical cures, from Chicken Soup for the Soul stories to business strategy myths - survive and prosper in the social marketplace of ideas. His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals, and popular accounts of his research have appeared in Scientific American, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Psychology Today, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Los Gatos, California. Dan Heath is a consultant at Duke Corporate Education, one of the world's top providers of executive education. Prior to joining Duke, he was a researcher at Harvard Business School, writing 10 cases on entrepreneurship that are used in business school programmes.
OUI Innov se celebrará el jueves 25 en el Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid
Es lo que pretende OUI Innov, un evento impulsado por la Embajada de Francia en España para reunir a emprendedores españoles y franceses de base tecnológica en un espacio de intercambio de ideas, información y contactos que propicie el desarrollo de proyectos concretos.
En el encuentro, que se celebrará el jueves 25 de septiembre en la sede del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid,
Con ese objetivo, la Embajada, AFFI y la comunidad francesa de start-ups La French Tech han puesto en marcha OUI Innov, evento que promueve el emprendimiento e incentiva la innovación como motor de cambio y que reunirá el próximo jueves 25 a más de 400 inversores, emprendedores y expertos en innovación bajo el lema “Es hora de innovar”...
Los interesados en asistir al evento tienen plazo hasta el mismo jueves 25 para registrarse en la web de OUI Innov. La inscripción cuesta 30 euros y da acceso a todas las conferencias, sesiones de networking y actividades artísticas. El foro de inversores, en cambio, estará abierto solo a los 100 primeros en registrarse.
Filippi destacó que esta es la primera vez que el Gobierno francés organiza un encuentro de esta naturaleza en el exterior, si bien tiene previsto replicar la experiencia en otros países.
Los diplomáticos galos evitaron entrar en comparaciones sobre la política de innovación en España y Francia y se limitaron a comentar que “las estrategias son muy parecidas”. “Ambos países están enfocados en promover la internacionalización de sus empresas y tienen el mismo interés en cooperar y trabajar juntos”, zanjó Bouchet.
Welcome to Novobrief http://t.co/4ADZk7Jrl7— novobrief (@novobrief) September 16, 2014
...Apprenons enfin à vendre à l'international les atouts de nos grandes écoles,
Je crois en la France. Je crois en la «disruptivité» française. La France est un pays d'avenir.
Wharton are one of the "product sponsors".
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:40pm – 2:00pm
In Conversation with Bill Hambrecht (WR Hambrecht + Co) and Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School) Moderated by Jon Shieber
The Capitalist’s Dilemma http://t.co/SVwWJ4ZLaI— Clayton Christensen (@claychristensen) May 21, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
11:25am – 11:45am In Conversation with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen (Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation) Moderated by: Alexia Tsotsis
3:45pm – 4:45pm Startup Battlefield Session Five – Transform Judges: Robert Brunner (Ammunition), Jessica Livingston (Y Combinator), Matthew Prince (Cloudflare), Steven Sinofsky (Harvard Business School) (Crunchbase profile)
August 28, 2014, www.entrepreneur.com/article/236912
But a new list from PitchBook shows that a college education isn’t always a hindrance to launching a high-growth company, especially if you attend Stanford University. The California-based private college has once again topped PitchBook’s Top Universities for VC-backed Entrepreneurs. The research firm reviewed its venture-capital database of more than 13,000 founders and ranked each school by the number of graduates who went on to launch venture-backed companies over five years ending August 2014. It also calculated the total number of startups founded by a college’s alumni and total capital raised from each institution.
Stanford alumni led the pack with 378 founders. PitchBook counts a total of 309 companies originating from Stanford grads, all raising a total of $3.5 billion in venture capital.
Off-site Entrepreneurship & Strategy Pre-Conference Workshop
The IE campus in Madrid
"The Intersection between Entrepreneurship and the Base of the Pyramid: What’s the Evolving Role of Strategy in Social Entrepreneurship?"
Saturday, 20 September 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Lunch to follow.
Generously sponsored by:
IE (Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid)
This pre-conference workshop gathers together an impressive panel of Base of the Pyramid and social entrepreneurship scholars and practitioners. Using their professional and personal life experiences as points of departure, they will discuss how scholarship and real-world initiatives have evolved in recent years, and whether/how these two worlds have informed and continue to inform firm-level strategy formulation and implementation.
Chuka Umunna is UK Shadow Business Secretary and Member of Parliament for Streatham.
Just some of
THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
Antonio Andreoni is a researcher in industrial economics and policy at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University and coordinator of the Babbage Industrial Policy Network.
Ha Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University.
Dr David Cleevely CBE is founding chairman of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge (CSaP) and co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Angels
Sherry Coutu CBE is an angel investor, entrepreneur and tech-investor, recently appointed to the board of the London Stock Exchange.
Mariana Mazzucato is RM Phillips professor in the economics of innovation at Sussex University.
Lord David Sainsbury is a former UK minister of science and innovation and chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
Carlotta Perez is professor of technology and development, Department of International Development, London School of Economics (LSE).
For the last two months, German startup accelerator Rocket Internet has been working toward an initial public offering, holding meetings with potential investors before making any formal announcements of its intentions. Going public was to be a sign of validation for Rocket and the three Samwer brothers, who cofounded the Berlin company in 2007 with the original intent of mimicking established U.S. technology companies in overseas markets.
In spite of its IPO plans, Rocket surprised everyone on Thursday by announcing a $445 million investment from the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company PHI +6.07% (PLDT ) for a 10% stake. That investment values Rocket at $4.45 billion