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A new startup accelerator called the India Internet Group(IIG) is debuting today as fund to invest in India-focused, early stage internet and mobile startups. The size of IIG is $2.5 million and with an average investment size of $50,000 to $250,000. IIG is the brainchild of a number of Indian-American entrepreneurs and technology execs including Nihal […]

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The India Internet Group invests in India-focused early stage internet and mobile technology startups. With offices in Mumbai and New York, IIG seeks to also facilitate cross-pollination of ideas, technologies and startups between the U.S. and India. The firm takes a hands-on approach and provides talented, driven entrepreneurs with on-the-ground management strategy and execution. The […]

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Have you had a chance to look through the McKinsey Global Institute report, ‘Lions on the Move, the progress and potential of African Economies?’ This is a remarkable work that gives some impressive foundation to the African growth story we are happy to read about every day in our newspapers. Today we highlight three reasons […]

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San Francisco has been the leading tourist city in the US for the past few years in a row. But the Kenyan visitors to the Bay Area in early October were not interested in the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge or Lombard Street, the world’s most crooked. They had their sights on Silicon Valley, the undisputed […]

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This first edition of the Innovation Convention will be opened by President Barroso one year after the adoption of the Innovation Union flagship initiative, the EU’s roadmap to turn Europe into a more innovation-friendly and competitive continent. Research and innovation are the main motors for sustainable job creation and the only way to achieve a […]

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In my last post I talked about our new approach to developing startup ideas: doing lots of them in parallel. It was my most visited article to date, and the feedback was that many entrepreneurs are already doing the same thing, deliberately or otherwise. I now want to talk about solving the big problem we face as […]

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The Real Way to Build a Social Network – Fortune Tech

If there is a guru of networking, it is Reid Hoffman. Here he explains how to do it right — and wrong — in an excerpt from his new book with Ben Casnocha, The Start-Up of You. FORTUNE — Forget Dale Carnegie. He understood how important connections were, but missed out on the authenticity part — which, […]

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Nominations now open for 2012 PopTech Social Innovation Fellows

How do we encourage resilience in the face of the world’s many challenges? PopTech’s major focus in 2012 centers on that very question. And some of the best new solutions we’ve seen have come directly from social innovators, visionaries on the front lines of social change. Now is your chance to help speed up their impact, by nominating candidates […]

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Wealthy Americans are giving more to charity as the economy improves, research shows. Here’s a list of the top 10 donors   Margaret A Cargill • 2011 donations: $6bn • Beneficiaries: Anne Ray Charitable Trust and Margaret A Cargill Foundation An agribusiness heiress, Cargill died in 2006, but topped the Chronicle’s list as her foundations liquidated her assets […]

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David Shen Ventures, LLC works with entrepreneurs and startups to give them an edge over the competition. Employing design, creativity, and user centered approaches, David Shen Ventures, LLC advises businesses in the following areas:       Visual and Interaction Design User Research Internet Technologies and Trends Product Strategy and Development Online Advertising Strategy, Technology, and […]

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