LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow Campaign Breaks Kickstarter Record, Raises $5.4M

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

op Stor LeVar Burton?s Reading Rainbow Breaks Kickstarter Record — LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow campaign got off to such a great start that it seemed like it was only a matter of time before it broke some sort of a record. Indeed, that’s just what took place on Monday, as …

WHEB invests in Mcor Technologies Ltd.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Nature/Biomimicry

London and Munich, 2 June 2014   WHEB Partners, the London and Munich based private equity fund manager, has invested €6.6m of growth capital in Mcor Technologies Ltd (Mcor). Mcor provides the world’s most affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. The company is based in Dunleer, Ireland. While most 3D …

Press release – for immediate release: Ocean protection: Cebu City hosts meeting of international policy-makers and practitioners

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Trendspotting

Press release – for immediate release   Ocean protection: Cebu City hosts meeting of international policy-makers and practitioners Cebu City/ Hamburg/ Eschborn, 28 May 2014:  Marine ecosystems are of vital importance for asia and the Pacific: the region’s rich oceans and coasts are home to diverse species and ecosystems that …

Global Leaders Programme: How Can Infant Healthcare be Made Affordable to the Developing World? (Vietnam, March 2014)

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  It is my pleasure to share with you the result of GIFT’s latest Global Leaders Programme (GLP), which took place recently in Hong Kong and Vietnam in partnership with MTTS, a Vietnam medical equipment manufacturer.   The challenge was to explore the question fundamental to our partner MTTS’ business: How …

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner to Advance Distributed Solar Performance Analytics.

Jay Owen Greentech

GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance Partner to Advance Distributed Solar Performance Analytics.  THE SERVICE   Through today’s partnership, oSPARC participants will be able to participate in a new gtm Research program, oSPARC Plus, to analyze project and portfolio performance, compare system characteristics, and ease access to future project capital.  Data providers …

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO)

Jay Owen Wealth of Networks

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO) academia and caused as much hype, consternation, and panic in such a short period.” The technology in question relates to MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses. And that pronouncement was made by Sree Sreenivasan, former Chief …

World Pulse: Women Weave the Web / $20,000 to Bring Your Vision to Life

Jay Owen Global Citizen

  Donate  Subscribe $20,000 to Bring Your Vision to Life!  A PRIZE LIFTING NEW VISIONARY VOICES world pulse is honored to announce the inaugural Lynn Syms Prize in partnership with sculptor and philanthropist Lynn Syms. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using digital tools to effect change and advance …

Global Atlas initiative: Unleashing West Africa’s renewable energy potential: Reports on solar and wind opportunities

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Earth Systems Science

Unleashing West Africa’s renewable energy potential: Reports on solar and wind opportunities The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents two reports demonstrating its ground-breaking renewable energy resource-assessment tool, concentrating on the region of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Together, these two reports from IRENA present the first …

RocketHub and FreshDirect Turn to the Crowd to Find the Next Big Food Thing

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

RocketHub and FreshDirect Partner Up to Find the ‘Next Big Food Thing’ — What’s in a (brand) name? A lot, RocketHub is betting. The crowdfunding platform has previously partnered with the likes of A&E and Dodge, and are currently running a food experiment with FreshDirect. We speak with ceo and co-founder …

CIW 2013 achievements and a sneak peak at what’s to come next year

Jay Owen Beyond GDP

Dear CIW International Advisory Network,   At this time of year, we thought we’d reflect on a few of the many CIW 2013 achievements and give you a sneak peak at what’s to come next year:   ·        Growing our data repository at uWaterloo: o   Community Wellbeing Surveys were conducted in Kingston …