Monthly Archives: November 2012

Four Visionary Ventures

With so many businesses thinking app size, the world needs big ideas. Ideas like turning human waste into a valuable product, turning nuclear waste into a valuable product, and making medical research more efficient via an open source model.

Read on to find out about several early-stage visionary ventures attempting large-scale change in critical sectors. And find out why I think it’s interesting that these stories are being published. […]

Edgy Boots, IT Microwork and Poverty Reduction: Leila Janah links them all

Moved by the lack of opportunities girls in Africa face, Leila Janah, then a teenager, determined to dedicate her life to help give others a chance in life. Since then she’s started a number of initiatives focused on improving the prospects of women and youth around the world by leveraging her connections in North America and generating microwork for those living in poverty. […]