Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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While Gustavo Maluéndez was still in high school in Argentina a few years back, he began to see his small collection of llamas as more than lovable pets. These "gorgeous" furry creatures had true business potential. He started marketing his business, Gulla, gathering and selling llama wool, and even exporting several of his llamas to the Sultan of Oman. What's next? The future, says Maluéndez, is in the fiber.
In late June 2011, Sharolyn Arnett attended the graduation ceremony of the sixth class of the Goldman Sachs Entrepreneurship Certificate program, a partnership between the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan and the School of Finance and Banking in Kigali through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
initiative. Arnett had earlier spent time with two of this year's business plan competition winners, both of whom are running companies in male-dominated industries.
Take $26, and add one East Coast undergrad on his way to war as a Marine in Iraq and one enterprising single mother living in one of the world's biggest slums in Africa, and what do you get? The makings of a groundbreaking non-profit called Carolina for Kibera (CFK). Here's what Rye Barcott -- CFK's co-founder and author of his new memoir, It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace -- has to say about the small things social entrepreneurs can do to make a big impact and why it's important to start sooner rather than later.
Wang Fang was a scholar in the first cohort of the University of Oxford-Zhejiang University 10,000 Women
Entrepreneurship Certificate program in Hangzhou, China in 2009 and 2010 and won her group's business plan competition. This case study, written by Stephen Todd, associate fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, discusses Wang's business, which develops medical cosmetic products and medicines based on the special effects of natural botanical elements.
This case study, written by Stephen Todd, an associate fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, discusses Hangzhou Synteam Science & Technology, a Chinese fitness equipment manufacturer started by 10,000 Women
scholar Xiao'en Shi in 2005.
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