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Wonderful: Solar power, white spaces bring 16Mbps broadband to towns without electricit

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Wonderful: Solar power, white spaces bring 16Mbps broadband to towns without electricit

White space networks haven’t exactly revolutionized Internet access in the US, but that doesn’t mean the technology can’t have a major impact in countries that lack consistent access to the Internet. The latest project showing the power of white spaces is unfolding in Kenya, where a solar-powered network is bringing the Internet to people who aren’t even connected to an electric grid. It is serving a health care clinic in Burguret, a primary and secondary school in Male (that’s pronounced “mah-lay”), a secondary school in Gakawa, and a library in Laikipia. The network will be expanded to 20 locations in the coming months.

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Social entrepreneurs must focus on financial management

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Social entrepreneurs must focus on financial management

To make any venture a success, you must do three things brilliantly well. The first is to have a fantastic product, and the second fantastic marketing – in other words – ‘make it’ and ‘sell it’. The third thing is to ‘look after the money’. In all my work in public, social and private sector, I have never met anyone that could perform all three tasks to maximum effect.
It’s important for social businesses to get the balance right in their business model. The temptation is to put your efforts where your passion is – often in the ‘make it’ part.

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Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program

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Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program

The Hitachi Foundation is committed to finding and investing in young leaders who want to succeed and take their communities with them. They are America’s newest generation of entrepreneurs whose businesses are about making a living and making a difference. Our Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program identifies and supports inspiring young entrepreneurs whose work helps alleviate domestic poverty. This competitive program is open to entrepreneurs who are operating viable businesses in the United States with the dual purpose of making a difference and making a living. Eligible entrepreneurs must have launched their business before they reached age 30. In addition to a $40,000 grant, we provide awardees the ingredients they need to succeed, including leadership development, business mentoring, technical assistance and access to a network of peers and advisers. With our support and the support of our partner organizations — including Investors’ Circle, Social Venture Network, B Lab, and PICnet — these individuals can take their work and communities to the next level.

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