Tag: entrepreneurship

Making Sense of Indian Unicorns

Making Sense of Indian Unicorns

FO° Live makes sense of India’s unicorns — not mythical creatures but very real companies valued at $1 billion or more. India is now home to over 80 unicorn startups.

The Role of Global Transformation

The Role of Global Transformation

The challenges of sustainable economic growth and meaningful employment are common throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, at the recent opening of a workshop on the digital economy, pointed out that "digitization is one of the primary building blocks...

Why Venture Capital Likes Modular Farming

Why Venture Capital Likes Modular Farming

Modular farming is becoming more than just a goal for social impact organizations interested in sustainability. Modular farming, which is growing crops in self-contained, movable units so they can thrive in difficult climates, is becoming more than just a sustainability goal for social impact...

What Traits Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

What Traits Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed

Audacity and courage are among the hallmarks of successful startup founders, according to panelists at the recent Wharton India Economic Forum. Launching a startup and building it is fraught with unforeseen risks. It calls for passion and commitment that extend beyond business goals, according...

Why Luck Is the Silent Partner of Success

Why Luck Is the Silent Partner of Success

Most of us are reluctant to admit the strong role that luck often plays in success. That makes many people less willing to support public investments of the type that make their success possible. Why do the rich underestimate the role of luck in their success? Why does that mindset hurt society?...

Beyond Business Plans: Women Entrepreneurs in MENA

Beyond Business Plans: Women Entrepreneurs in MENA

Greater support for female entrepreneurship will help the MENA region achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region that is more often in the news for bombs and bullets than booming businesses, is experiencing a startup revolution. Nearly...

Does More Trouble Lie Ahead for Indian Startups?

Does More Trouble Lie Ahead for Indian Startups?

Indian startups are contending with devaluations, shutdowns and consolidation in their sectors. Will they make it through the funding crunch? When Jabong, the Indian fashion e-tailer backed by German internet conglomerate Rocket Internet, was acquired in July, it was an expected move. Founded in...

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2016

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2016

Innovation is essential for sustainable growth. Countries should maintain their R&D investments and cooperate internationally to protect their innovation momentum in the face of low-growth scenarios. The Human Brain Project (HBP), a global, 10-year scientific research project aimed at...

Challenging Moroccan Youth to “Think Big”

Challenging Moroccan Youth to “Think Big”

Adnane Addioui, a social commentator, social entrepreneur and disruptive thinker, is the go-to person in Morocco for all things on youth and entrepreneurship. In this vlog, he answers the question: What is the biggest challenge facing Moroccan youth?

First Co-Working Space Opens in Afghanistan

First Co-Working Space Opens in Afghanistan

A new generation of entrepreneurs are aiming to prove that creativity is alive and kicking in Afghanistan.  The idea first started in New York City’s Soho district and arrived in Kabul’s Karte Seh—a recently rebuilt residential area. “ few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit...

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Studying at university provides students with the necessary tools to become an entrepreneur and overcome common startup problems. There has always been a fierce debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught or not, and if an entrepreneur is made or simply born. In the past, being an...

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