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Envoysclub story- Xams 2007: we first traveled to Bangladesh to ask whether youth (who we were sampling 2000 of his social business book -discuss) could be his envoys in replication solutions. At the time, poverty museum grameen dialogues in dhaka were still yunus' main way to network with youth. Then everything changed -more .

Which market do you most want to free to sustain 7 billion livelihoods starting with poorest- 7 most urgent to partners in publishing world record book of job creation are: media, aid, health, banking, energy and waste, food and water, education - which are yours?

If you have a greater job creating idea than Free University, can we help you charter it?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

africa collaboration cafe half day AT CUNY Brooklyn

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

what a lot we learnt for startup november

with special thanks to leaders of startup san diego, start up new york and startup african women and kenya rsvp  isabella@ unacknowledgedgiant.com if you have a startup learning to share

from kauffman

Startup Nations Awards Bring a Close to Global Entrepreneurship Week

nov sns 3Startup-focused policymakers and advisers gathered this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico, for the Startup Nations Summit (SNS) – and the official closing of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The Startup Nations community has doubled in size this year, reflecting an increase in government interest to benchmark their efforts and properly evaluate the policies and programs being implemented around the world. The SNS produced a wealth of ideas from policymakers in more than 60 countries and in the weeks ahead, we hope to be able to share with you some of the most effective policies and programs being implemented – as well as new possibilities that can help communities around the world.
Against the backdrop of Startup Nations delegates sharing their experiences on various approaches to accelerate new and young firm formation in their countries, four individuals were recognized for their recent contributions in advancing entrepreneurship policy. 
With global interest in the economic power of new and young firms expanding rapidly, the Startup Nations Awards were created to encourage and guide a new generation of policymakers committed to helping entrepreneurs flourish.
Dr. Choi Yanghee, South Korea’s Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, received the Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership. He is the driving force behind the Creative Economy Initiative, one of Korea’s biggest administrative goals. Through the program, Choi has supervised the establishment of 17 Centers for Creative Economy and Innovation across major cities and regions, matching each of the Centers with leading companies. The Centers began opening in September 2014.
More than 300 startups have already come through the Centers, and 203 firms have shared $31 million in investments to date. As of August, 42,000 people have already participated in training and seminars on business creation through the Centers.
Neelie Kroes, former vice president of the European Commission and a special envoy for startups in the Netherlands, received the Startup Nations Award for Groundbreaking Policy Thinking. She was recognized for her instrumental analysis, innovative policy approaches and groundbreaking program concepts which significantly expand the frontier of entrepreneurship policy thinking in the Netherlands and throughout Europe. Of note was her plan to start and stop her initiative in 18 months – a bold challenge to others looking to have a big punch fast.
For the past six years, Kroes has helped put the subject of startups firmly on the agendas of major companies, banks, investors, government entities and knowledge institutes. She served as vice president of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda and put the topic of startups high on the European agenda.
After stepping down from the European Commission, Kroes was appointed to lead StartupDelta, an initiative to make the Netherlands the best-connected startup ecosystem and in Europe’s top three for startups.
Kroes was a key influencer in the Startup Europe program that aims to strengthen the business environment for startups so that their ideas and businesses can start and grow in the European Union. Part of that program was the Startup Leaders Manifesto, with inspiring founders from, Skype, Tuenti and Rovio, that was presented to the Chairman of the European Council. The Startup Leaders Manifesto inspired other national startup communities to do the same in their countries. This led a movement within the EU to change the business climate in favor of startups. 
At the local level, Bart De Wever, mayor of Antwerp, Belgium, received the Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. He and his team introduced the Antwerp Startup City Program in 2014, as an ambitious and all-encompassing response to the absence of a startup scene or city-wide program. 
The Belgian city’s initiative has four main goals – to stimulate entrepreneurship, provide a premium incubator network, have virtual incubation and see growth and internationalization. The program has improved Antwerp’s digital infrastructure by installing wireless Internet connections, LoRa and open-sensor networks. An aspect of the program, the City of Things project, improves Antwerp’s “user experience,” and involves local startups in continuously improving the digital infrastructure. 
The Startup Nations Summit was made possible by the commitment and leadership of Mexico’s National Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM). Since it was created in 2013, INADEM has worked to implement and refine programs addressing entrepreneurs’ needs – with a particular focus on businesses that contribute to solving societal problems through innovation. Its goals are: consolidating a healthy environment for the creation of new enterprises, particularly high-impact businesses; promoting an entrepreneurial culture among young people; building a network of specialized mentors; establishing new incubation models; helping fund the startup and expansion processes; and supporting startups and firms that are “born global.” In recognition of INADEM’s contributions to its country and to the Startup Nations movement, Enrique Jacob Rocha received the Startup Nations Award for Global Leadership. 
Overall, the gathering included a mix of substantive working sessions on effective approaches to accelerate new and young firm formation, along with inspirational and informative speeches from top-notch entrepreneurs like Chris O’Neill, CEO of Evernote, Uri Levine, founder of Waze, and Daymond John, founder of FUBU and part of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank.” 
Silicon Valley, of course, cannot be replicated. There were unique factors that shaped it that will not likely happen in another place.  However, as each community embraces its own strengths, the Startup Nations community of policymakers can play an important role in identifying smarter ways the public sector can encourage thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems.  As we enter the nomination period for the 2016 Startup Nations Awards, let us know of the remarkable people and ideas being tested at local and national levels around the world.
Calling all envoys wherever aid markets are  not using mobile preferentially for poor, or are broken systems - due to top down financial-politico empires, wargamers or conditional aid, lack of end to end transparency of value chain or so so much PR greenwashing that a best for the world local solution simply cant afford to open source its replication to other countries. Also note the newly urgent failures caused by the reality that sustainable futures require compound investments over intergenerational periods not 90 day profit-takers audits

examples of best transformational app innovated by under 30s
give directly

examples of best for world solutions worthy of replicaaion
south africa's university for disadvantaged students - now 15000 alumni rich and transforming to 7th grade curriculum intended for teenagers to co-create million jobs in next 7 years

lucknow city montessori - the world's largest school would probably be where gandhi and montessori would be happiest to co-work if alive today- uniquely its thousand teachers love change- their innovations include the only peace curriculum certified by Unesco and an end adult illiteracy solution which children can usually help people achieve during their summer holidays

Friday, April 3, 2015

PovertyMuseums Micro Newsletter, april -send in worldwide envoy actions by april 30 for next news - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk< -PM archives
  1.  obama brings his last entrepreneur summit to kenya july; 
  2. Yazmi's 5 billion person elearning satellite 1 2 asked by kenya (during UN womens 1 2 3 summit in march to search water solutions next 
  3.  world banks launch of open learning campus last month began with citizen engagement 1 2 but were's the POP? 
  4.  Its just been announced that Pope Francis is offerening Obama a masterclass on POP on 23 september the day before his review with US congress- this means number 1 envoy question of 2015 is lileky to be how do we free student union clubs everywere to understand and celebrate pop earlier newsletter selection

Monday, July 20, 2009

Interview made with Mrs N Begum female co-founder of Grameen since 1976

Grameen began a project in 1976 of 4 people: Dr Yunus, Mrs N Begum, Professor Latifee, and Dipal Barua. All four lead the bank today in its 33rd year of helping humanity race to poverty museums by designing and replication social businesses round all of community's most vital service needs

Here is an extract on interview made with Mrs Begum summer 08:
Minute 12- Bangladesh 1976 - Gradually we started to talk to the women,- the first reaction , I’m a woman, I cannot do anything. My husband is responsible for any economic activities. Most of them never touch money with their own hand, because the husband is bringing all the things so she is not really handling any money matters. So when we started talking to them , they were really surprised,- oh you go to my husband, he can do something, I cannot do anything. So we gradually convince the women to take some money to start up some business, so some of them – very few – first loanee was Sophia. She was a beggar who startes to work. And others were just observing what was going on. Then one by one they came…seeing those who have the money are doing better. But it was not an easy task. From the beginning we had in our mind that at least 50% should be the women and 50% should be the men. To talk about that is easy, but to involve women in that scenario, it was not easy. So it takes time. One thing I should say, how women feel much better and the position came up. I was in a workshop in Tangi in 1979, and in that workshop I’m talking about: is there any change with their family, with their husband, the relationship? So one woman mentioned my husband never took me to doctor or never brought me any medicine if I feel sick. But later when I joined Grameen and I’m in money, now my husband goes to the doctor, brings the medicine. So I asked what is the reason ? She told me that this is – I am an "earning woman" – the important thing that you are depending on yourself, not dependent on others, husband or son or the father…and you come yourself and you give yourself some confidence. And this is the dignity of life.

So what Dr Yunus wants, to bring the dignity among all these women, vulnerable women, so that they can make their own future, they can make their children’s future, because the mother always loves her child very much.


If you need full 45 minute transcript - please contact chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc mobile 240 316 8157 you can also ask about 10 hours of transcript made wiht all founding directors of Grameen July 2008 the week the Nobel judges came to Dhaka to celebrate opening a Yunus Museum - a celebration we commemorated by sampling yunus10000 dvds- and 2 years later during Yunus Interdependence weekend 4 July 2010 Glasgow (first commemoration party to Norman Macrae) launch of Journal of Social Business

Friday, November 30, 2007

Selection of PovertyMuseums newsletters 2008 In january yunus technology director asks for worldwide search of next stage of developing village hubs- as microcredit.tv pro-youth journalists know know: in the pre-digital era it took yunus directors 7 years to develop their centre format (massively repicated from 1983) in which one branch manager could network 60 by 60 hubs of village women (walked to by POP/bareffoot banker once a week) being responsible for their livelihoods and the sustainability of the 3600 families tey represented - in other words each grameen bank branch served life critical needs of about 20000 peopaulo freire type action learning network arouhd 16 decisions; and the (first no financial service didtributed by bank managers- carrott seeds)- so that every centre was twinned with a vegetable garden); and groups of 60 women organsiing their mnen to develo sanitation systems around pit latrinnes, and then aan aga khan award for the safest minimalist cyclone proof hut with an unique mortgage system (only the mother coould take pout tyhe lopa- so for the first time village women and their children were more legally secure than their husbands)_ because of this bottom-up hub structire yusnu was choseb by by soros, MIT and telenor to be worlds first partner in experimnnting with mobile phmne empowerment of village women back in 1996 but the biggest question of end poverty world at start of 2008 was - what ahs been learnt form fisrt 12 years of mobile women4empowement and what are most exciting timmping points are parallel experiments around mobile now freeing around world of ending poverty -and PovertyUni that may most openly study this during 2008 Kenya became a world leader in answering this quesion - see stories of IHUB and ushahidi, and mpesa and safari, and how tis all started back in 1999 wit yujus friend ingrid munro inventing te world's nmber 1 model of banking for slums and happy families here youth are trusted to rebuiold communities

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Selection of PovertyMusuems Newsletters Dec 2007 to date