How Employers Can Support Workplace Mental Health

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Also, the field is further developing in terms of perfecting, adapting and using artificial intelligence chatbots so they can perform cognitive analysis of patients. Managers greatly benefit from relevant training designed to support staff with mental health problems.

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Supporting Entrepreneurs Wherever They Are, Including Prison


Within a growing network of three Colorado prisons, Defy runs a rigorous eight-month program focusing on reentry planning, employment readiness, entrepreneurship and character development, culminating in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition.

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Supporting and empowering children with autism in Nicaragua

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Before establishing this organization, I searched for support but was unable to find it. We are very honored that so many people in Nicaragua have supported us through our national walks, our Zumbatóns , raffles, and other various events. By Ana Gonzalez.

Should You Fear Outsourcing Your Software Development?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Written by Mike Scott, co-founder and CEO of NONA , a software development studio based in South Africa. Software development is still a ‘dark art’ for many founders, executives and business decision-makers, and yet it can be absolutely critical to the success of your business.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Supporting Latinx Entrepreneurs Means Building Relationships of Trust

Co Starters

As entrepreneur support organizations seek to support Spanish speakers starting new businesses, they need to understand that engaging this community effectively and respectfully may require some new ways of thinking. “In

Why Latinx In Tech Startup Weekends? To Develop the Next Gen of Latinx Entrepreneurs


Regardless, I found a community, a strong co-founder, resilient mentors, and a network that supported my growth—and I was able to succeed. It is crucial that we break down those barriers and begin to work together to support our Latinx communities of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Innovation is key to economic development

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Driving innovation through collaboration to create jobs is the entire reason for being of the public-private consortium of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (OMA), the Oklahoma State University New Product Development Center (NPDC) and i2E. We help create high-paying jobs, seed ideas and start and support companies across multiple sectors. By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. Innovate.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

Co Starters

Our team at CO.STARTERS has gradually realized we are not just collaborating with these players as we jointly pioneer a new way of doing economic development. The post Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age appeared first on CO.STARTERS®.

Innovative businesses that support local communities

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

YLAI Network members Juliana Nieva de Castillo from Tucumán, Argentina and Julio César Bueno Cruz from Cali, Colombia illustrate two forms of social innovation and community support through unique business concepts.

Startup money needed to support entrepreneurs

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Kevin Stitt announced his vision for making Oklahoma a Top 10 State, those of us representing the Oklahoma Innovation Model — comprising OCAST (Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology), the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (OMA), Oklahoma State University New Product Development Center (NPDC) and i2E — found ourselves nodding our heads. By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. When Gov.

Improving cluster performance through entrepreneurial support programs

Carol Lauffer

Supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and company formation is critical for improving cluster performance. Establishing entrepreneurial support programs (ESPs) with a specific cluster focus can consistently help to encourage entrepreneurship, launch new businesses and move innovations to market in the targeted cluster. Economic developers create cluster initiatives in order to support the growth of a particular cluster, or clusters.

Penn State Startup, RealForests, Took Home Some Real Cash!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The winner, Brennan Holderman with RealForests, developed LiDAR technology that uses emerging data collection techniques to measure various resources such as forest inventories. A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to support the efforts of these local startups.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners , they’ve developed a cloud-based platform that accumulates data from acoustic sensors mounted on the brewing equipment that provide real-time fermentation condition data. This real-world installation allows the company to test their hardware and assist in the development of their proprietary algorithm while providing Robin Hood’s brew master with data regarding temperature, density, and fermentation activity.

Support for entrepreneurs is a moon shot effort

Innovation 2 Enterprise

NASA and the exploration of space became the catalyst for national pride and a prolific force for federally funded research and development — a path for discovery and innovation for all the decades that have followed. We have learned that with support and assistance, these startups can morph into “gazelles,” and when they do the payback is huge. By Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman. This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

Both Sides of the Table

Ultimately to become defensible the client application would want to diversify its “stream&# so would start supporting Facebook, MySpace and perhaps even IM products. So Twitter is buying and building Twitter clients. I don’t find this surprising at all.

Support Andrew Yang


Andrew’s platform builds around Universal Basic Income to develop a broad program that is beautifully captured by the campaign slogan of “Humanity First.” The Democratic primary is coming into focus and it is not a pretty picture.

Doing More Together: Techstars Foundation and Western Union Foundation join forces to support underrepresented entrepreneurs


The mission of the Techstars Foundation is to support and develop underrepresented entrepreneurs in order to stimulate innovation and positive social and economic global. These Basecamps will include training, venture development, mentorship, and a demo night competition.

Med Tech startup gel-e has developed revolutionary technology that can almost instantaneously stop…


Med Tech startup gel-e has developed revolutionary technology that can almost instantaneously stop bleeding, even for severe wounds Stephen Hawking had good reason to call gel-e “a top innovative product of this decade.”

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo


In addition, Techstars announces the formal launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program. Techstars is launching with Buffalo as the inaugural city for the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program.

Lighting the torch of change: Youth volunteering in Haiti

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

As a part of the YLAI Network’s mission, community involvement in fostering development is critical. Local movements gain the most traction with local support, and you can be a part of the change you want to see in the world. By Elise Kemp.

Techstars Expands to Korea to Support Booming Korean Startup Sector


The accelerator will support and nourish the Korean startup ecosystem and is open to startups focused on digital and tech innovation across a variety of business verticals. Techstars and Hillstone Partners launch accelerator program in Pangyo, Korea. BOULDER, Colo.

The BF TechCelerator is Hosting a Pitch Event: Someone Will Walk Away With Up To $10,000!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Come and show support for the entrepreneurs but stay to enjoy the rest of the evening. Here’s a Quick Look at the Presenters: • Joe Fortenbaugh with Actinic has developed a technology that decreases the curing time for silicones and other thermoset polymers in order that these materials can be used in 3D printing processes. Jason Moore with Medulate developed a suite of medical simulators geared at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical education.

Wahoo! ServiceNet wins grant to develop new, unrestricted revenue stream

Unrestricted Revenue

They’ve developed an innovative idea for how to leverage their deep expertise to create an online platform providing mental health service opportunities for people around the country. Members of the cohort will work together to turn their ideas into actionable plans for pilot programs and develop relationships with potential funders. These grants made possible thanks to the generous support of several foundations and individuals.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY


Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) together announce the launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Louisville.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Starting as a project manager with a background in engineering, Ashna launched YHS to develop and implement community projects supporting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals through youth empowerment using robotics and innovation. in-kind support”) instead of financing.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

As the youngest in the family, I had a fantastic support system throughout college. The post NEW LIFESTYLE APP DEVELOPED BY RECENT GRADS IS CREATING BUZZ AROUND TOWN appeared first on BFTP/CNP. STATE COLLEGE, PA – Navigating college life as a student just got easier with the launch of Beemia, an app and website made for students by recent and soon-to-be Penn State graduates.

Breaking boundaries together in Ecuador

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

What started as a small project to develop a small medical device that could evaluate malnourishment in rural areas has become one of the only woman-led technology labs and enterprises in Ecuador. A great way to do that is to join a community for support. By Elise Kemp.

Revolutionizing responsible tourism in Nicaragua

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Key components and actions of responsible tourism include benefitting local economic development, ensuring tourism development benefits the community and the environment, becoming part of the local culture, and reinvesting in the local region.

Targeting early stage companies with the right entrepreneurial support model (to create and grow successful businesses)

Carol Lauffer

By understanding the needs of entrepreneurs and companies at different stages of the company life cycle, ecosystem builders, economic developers, and others seeking to assist with company startup can determine the right entrepreneurial support model (typically, accelerator or incubator) to create and launch. In practice, I split early stage into two stages of the life cycle: (1) development, and (2) startup.

How a female commercial engineer in Paraguay is overcoming barriers

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Our project supports and trains women in food production and allows low-income families access to a healthy diet, reduces food insecurity, and generates an alternative income. Develop and implement action plans to increase women’s participation in the workforce.

Conscious fashion promotes traditional Panamanian artisans

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

While Nayleen moved to Panama City to develop her future career in marketing and branding, her heart was still in Los Santos. Nayleen also has begun a training program for young mothers in Panama City to learn the craft of cutarra-weaving and begin a skill-development program for employment.

How to Give Back Through Your Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

” Not only are you and your team fulfilling a charitable goal, you’re also supporting team growth. Have you ever wished for a way to give back that’s integrated with your life and your work? EO Oklahoma City member Piyush Patel has figured out how to do just this.

Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free


Today, Buffalo has more startups than ever, as well as a growing community of enthusiastic startup employees, customers, suppliers, mentors, and storytellers, all supporting this groundswell of entrepreneurial activity—more than Buffalo has seen in generations. All this made Buffalo the perfect city to launch our inaugural Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program—and made 43North the perfect partner. . Learn more about the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program. .

Global Leader in Salivary Bioscience is Grateful for Ben Franklin’s Investment

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Salimetrics supports thousands of saliva researchers in more than 20 countries around the world. News Newsroom #startup funding ben franklin technology partners business support entrepreneurs funding innovation PA tech startups product development Salimetrics Salivary Assays Salivary bioscience startup funding in PA state college tech-startups

Tech-Startups Get Their Start With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

News Uncategorized #startup alleghenies #startup funding ben franklin technology partners bootcamps business mentor business support entrepreneurs funding how to make a pitch innovation PA product development Somerset startup funding in Somerset tech startup technologyBen Franklin’s TechCelerator@Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator.

Delivering healthy and beautiful smiles throughout Haiti

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The people in the communities we go to are always happy to see us, and they always support us. I am grateful to the YLAI Network for its support and for allowing us to network. Leadership Skills & Development YLAI Fellows Haiti YLAI Fellows 2018By Ana Gonzalez.