In 2016 the human race spends 1000 times more money and time on Learning Commns Tech. We invite you to vote for the the most productive Youth Economies (more) linking in 3 billion new jobs that were impossible to co-create in times when distance caused communications to be expensive and the idea of an app being mobilised any time any place by anyone sounded like science fiction. see also microfranchise & health as pivotal youth economy

Let's begin with the most exciting girls empowerment economy: its human epicentre is Sir Fazle Abed in Bangladesh of the world's largest and most collaborative NGO known by hundreds of partners and millions whose education calling is girls empowerment as pre-digital BRAC and post-digital BKASH -currently the world's largest cashless economy co-created by and for girls faced with poverty's and sustainability most extreme challenges. Starting the search for how to value this youth economy was to be the last project of The Economist's Norman Macrae whose work (more) on the Entrepreneurial Revolution of millennials 3 billion new jobs began with this (Keynsian inspired - more) future history in 1972. RSVP isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com or to start linking in text Norman's family in wsshington DC at USA 240 316 8157
next education open space new york 1 to 12 march 2016 - previous MIT 25 to 29 january - queries on linking in - chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk or text usa 240 316 8157 Freeing 3rd grade teachers to ask parents & communities: do you live in a sustainable economy?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Freeing 3rd grade to ask do you live in a sustainable economy








Thursday, December 31, 2015

Freeing 3rd grade to ask do you live in a sustainable economy

2015 was the year the UN (200 nations) envisioned uniting round sustainable economies by 2030 defined round 17 goals

what is not clear is whether the UN understood why 3rd grade teachers need to be empowered to ask the question what kind of economy do you live in - there are really 2 opposite economies:
--the big get bigger
--everybody's livelihoods get more sustainable from generation to generation with priority of ending poverty for those born into least resourced places

-there are those development gurus who say global has been going very well -its lifted billions out of poverty - yet as jeffrey sachs observed at the un july 2017; we live in a world where the 8 richest men own more than half of the whole world's poorest- in our "youth economies" view local globalisation is the only game in town but the 17 goals show how far off a sustainable human race we are in working out how top value spending 1000 times more on learning commns tech in 2016 versus 1946
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brac has always empowered 3rd grade teachers to ask the question do you live in a girl empowering sustainable economy; because teachers who are free to ask communities this question also determine urgently missing curricula- in poorest societies 3rd millennium goals up to 2015 only sought to maintain schools for all up to end of 5th grade - in such a schooling system you would want curricula like financial literacy, microentrepreneurial literacy, last mile health care to be there at least for 4th and 5th grade - eg brac has co-partnered in the world leading financial literacy curricula for 9-11 year olds aflatoun- a curriculum that began because of the empowerment of this knowledge in indian orphanages! 

it turns out that isnt not just in poorest communities that brac's insistance of valuying learning for a living is now celebrated as core to societies that em;power girls -and became the dna that launched the WISE summit of educational laureates

for example in australia 10000 thousand girls is a mainly peer to peer curricula that young ladies all over australia share to become financially literate and so independently in control of their livelihoods

moreover research since 2000 shows that in most countries whatever age you leave the education system more than half of youth will find there are no jobs waiting for them - they will need to entrepreneur livelihoods; in south africa most children have left school by 7th grade- so alumni of taddy blecher who initially graduated 10000 entrepreneurs from his nearly free university started in 1999 now called the maharishi institute, have over the last decade worked on missing 6th grade curricula:
as well as financial and entrepreneur literacy, the two other most important curricula - coding for all. self-belief for all =using maharishi self-love training

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contexts to navigate round
keynes clarified that increasing only economists design what next generation futures are possible, worse these are exponentially locked in 

to prevent an age of big get bigger keynes demanded hippocratic oath- design systems improving youth livelihoods out of every community with priority to ending poverty (those communities where birth is met with so little resources that neither health nor livelihood have a fair chance of developing) in the 1960s as man landed on the moon, in latin america the franciscan design of preferential option poor was written up by paulo freire in pedagogy of oppressed- all brac systems- all jim kim systems are designed round these action learning values as integral

the industrial age took some people way beyond subsistence but this opportunity was very unevenly distributed- eg as one segment of humanity raced to the moon , at least a third still had no access to electricity grids- it may or may not be the case that the most exciting of all consequences of the moon race was it inspired a billion chinese people to come out from behind the great wall

 built around the power of steam engines (1000 to million times more power than moan or horse) , industrial revolution required carbon and steel; those countries that grew biggest first through industrial revolution then colonised or warred over other countries when their own resources of carbon and steel  ran out

the 20th c world wars were signs that human sustainability needed to go beyond industrial revolution; and those signs are all the more so now we see the climate crisis of having designed nations round carbon instead of abundant clean energies (hence one of the top 10 youth economies of this decade must be the green big bang club of 2000 governors collaborating in race to design carbon zero societies/economies) -just one of the 5 biggest sustainability races directly attributable to xi jinping's leadership - and the good news that chinese tv media is extraordinary at investigating broken education systems in ways that no other countries tv has begun to question

history's future can be profiled around these 2 world series of development factors
a subsistence living
b industrial revolution
c post industrial revolution (some count IR2,3,4)

1 prior to tv age
2 tv age (adveritising and political controlled)
3 can investment in 1000 times more commns tech celebrate smarter age than tv ads

...more to come as time permits but what are your own freedom and happiness stories as all these challenges tip round how millennials network their lives?

Monday, November 30, 2015

tour beck


according to don beck's life works millennialls sustainability will depend on enough youth mediating the 7 views peoples organsies their lives around

conflict starts when worldview bumps into each ether causing vicious degradation of each others systems - particularly risky are the ORANGE of harvard masters of extraction and military complexes when they bump into people with historically less opportunity to develop eg purples who may find themselves led by angry reds in counterpositions to the orange academics

the world of turquoisse - being that representing natures or gods rules is probably beyond human consciousness but if 2016=2025 is to be the decade when youth unite humanity in sustainability a lot more facilitation capacity at green and yellow levels may be needed to eg sort ut broken system interactions between orange and red

don came to the world stage when mandela thanked him for advice that helped him move s. africa beynd apartheid-one of the most urgent engagements of dons alumni today is the palestine peace-organising view of israel


Friday, October 30, 2015

youth greatest decades - diary of the brooklyn and baltimore labs

Our brooklyn labs link into medgar evers while our baltimore labs link around cantor manny, king conscious capitalism, women4empowerment, amy's magic powers and translating zara's san diego community trust center to black youth neighbothood regeneration

next meetup
at cantor mannys' with king and amy and chris 4 feb 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

community transformations sustainability

bangladesh's pre-digital microecredit were superb examples as was kenya.s jamii bora - we track their post digital progress with editors of the joutnal of social business

other cases featured below- coming soon

benchmark usa case san diego la maestr a- 25 community services - test adaptation to baltimore and brooklyn

imperativefund 60000 community tramsfomation - test area mexico

regenesisgroup place transformations eg chile

best alumni example is blechers maharishi university - s. africa

educational exchange examples communities served by partners in healrh

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

IDEAS winner 015 -16 http://news.mit.edu/2016/ideas-global-challenge-app-nutrition-groceries-0404



Imagine if, upon paying for your groceries, you received not just your cash receipt but also a receipt detailing your groceries’ nutritional information. That’s the concept behind an innovation that won first place at the 15th annual IDEAS Global Challenge, held Saturday in the MIT Media Lab.
ValueMe, co-founded by two MIT Sloan School of Management students, earned the $15,000 award — and high praise from judges — for inventing an app that gives food shoppers “nutrition receipts” for their purchased groceries, and tells them if the foods in their cart are lacking in essential nutrients.  
In all, 12 teams split $97,500 in cash prizes at the IDEAS innovation showcase and awards ceremony, organized by MIT's Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center. The other winners were: Muhit ($5,000), dot Learn ($5,000), Bamboo Bicycles Beijing ($5,000), SmartSocket($7,500), Flare ($7,500), PrepHub Nepal ($7,500), Ricult ($7,500), Torr Energy ($7,500),Roots Studio ($10,000), Astraeus Technologies ($10,000), and Tactile ($10,000).
IDEAS is an annual competition that provides MIT’s social entrepreneurs with mentorship and resources to launch social enterprises. This year, 46 teams competed in nine categories: water and sanitation, education and training, agriculture and food, health and medical, emergency and disaster relief, housing and transportation, energy and environment, mobile devices and communication, and finance and entrepreneurship.
Nutritional value
ValueMe team member Malena Gonzalez, a student in MIT’s Executive MBA Program, said the team’s app is powered by an algorithm that leverages data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. In so doing, the app can analyze someone’s groceries for missing vitamins, minerals, protein, and carbohydrates needed to fulfill a preset diet. By partnering with the American Association of Retired Persons, ValueMe also plans to incentivize buyers with discounts for buying healthier foods.
The team aims to partner with supermarkets to integrate their system at registers. At check-out, a person will swipe their insurance card, and the system will recognize the person and analyze all food items purchased for nutritional value. This information will be sent to the buyer’s app. “When they’re printing your receipt, [you] will receive a nutrition snapshot of everything that you purchased and it will analyze if there are components or nutrients that are missing in your diet,” Gonzalez said. “This provides, at the point of sale, education for consumers on how healthy they’re eating.”
In presenting the award to ValueMe, Ben Sanchez, co-founder of the Latin American Science Education Network, which won a $7,500 prize at last year’s IDEAS competition, said judges called the concept “more innovative than anything they have seen in the history of the competition.” One judge noted that ValueMe “could trigger a systematic change in the food industry,” Sanchez said.
ValueMe will put the IDEAS prize money toward a pilot program with a grocery store in Philadelphia, according to Gonzalez. The other ValueMe team member is executive MBA student Tomasz Grzegorczyk, a former researcher in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics, who has a background in data analytics.
Impact of IDEAS
In its 15-year history, IDEAS has awarded more than $750,000 to 128 teams, more than half of which are still active in 44 countries as for-profit and nonprofit firms. Winners have gone on to secure more than $40 million in additional funding.
This year, 64 teams submitted innovations for IDEAS. Participating teams received guidance from IDEAS mentors and participated in workshops, dinners, and other events to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs.
All 46 finalist teams displayed their innovations to judges and around 150 attendees during a showcase before the awards ceremony. Each team had a large monitor for presentations about their innovations, and some displayed working prototypes.
Undergraduate team SmartSocket showed off some prosthetic limbs created with locally sourced materials to make them more affordable and comfortable for people in developing countries. One of their leg prostheses was made from plastic and lined on the inside with mushrooms, which keep the device springy and conform with a person’s leg. An antimold component keeps the mushrooms fresh for 30 days, and then they can be easily replaced.
SmartSocket team member Krithika Swaminathan, a junior studying mechanical engineering, said IDEAS was “a great way to kickstart prototyping … and finally [invent] something that will actually be a product.”
Keely Swan, administrator for the the IDEAS Global Challenge in MIT’s Public Service Center, said the showcase and awards ceremony together represent good opportunities for student teams to gather more feedback from judges, peers, and others. “That feedback will help them develop as they continue forward,” Swan said.
Many award presenters were previous IDEAS winners, who praised the competition for kickstarting their commercial ventures. Among those was Scot Frank, co-founder of One Earth Designs, a 2008 IDEAS winner that develops solar cookers for developing countries.
The competition, Frank said, provided his team with sage startup advice and offered “a stamp of approval” from MIT for commercializing the invention. The company’s solar cookers are now being sold in 30 countries. “It really goes to show what the IDEAS competition can do for the ideas that are here in this room and here as part of the MIT community,” Frank said.
In her welcoming remarks, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart praised the competing students’ ingenuity. “You’ve recognized some of humanity’s most pressing problems and you’ve gotten to work solving them,” Barnhart said. “Thank you for embodying the most important MIT tradition of all: using your knowledge to make the world better for this generation and the ones that follow.”


Monday, August 31, 2015

spreading joy of youth's worldwide metacollabration networks

history
Youth and Yunus 10000 ambassador movementother youth metacollabration movements redefining sustainability as 2016-2025 youths most exciting and productive decade

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

open space lunch baltimores authorised faith circles february 2016

at a general level a primary question seems to be how can baltimre help brookyln and john kiel's greatest intergenerational investments in areas such as music maths tech apps and what the rich and famous can be nudged into wanting to joyfully sponsor

if i understand where editors of  becks value systems  and  mathematicians, they see man's current war with nature whereas cantor emmanuel sees it more as a grand challenge to redesign communities around spending enough time to celebrate gods children- manny is also the trained psychotherapist among us
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my number 1 agenda is always how to get amy a job and a visa to progress what harrison calls her own way and which friends hope will linkin his goal of redefining sustainability as all youths most exciting and productive decade  ( i am baissed because my fathers life work on end-povert entrepreneurial movements at The Economist produced a 1984 book: the 2025 report making the same wish for 2016 to 2025 -if we had messed everything else up only chinese female millennials were likely to have the guts to bring all under 30s together in time)

need to rehearse story of china to send 10000th youth ambassador ti match 15 micocreditsummit in UAE

it may be best to rereview conscious capitalism and women4empowerment recommendations specific to amy  is in a separate meeting after lunch- i dont understand why amy work helping to reshape emerald planet as the number 1 green channel got messed by elders in florida at a time when desperate searches were going on with kenyas youth and don becks alumni at MI

back to joint interests of manny and kiehl they seem to intersect on such compasses as 
apps for music therapy
don beck's 7 conflict resolution colors for editing why societies have terrifyingly different views/behaviours of the world unless youth and parents can get in the middle of mediating this on the ground (eg why lucknow is the unesco's only authorised childrens peace curricula) instead of spending so much on addictive and fearsome tv ads and aggressive video games

john and manny may diverge wherever johns groups want to massively celebrate what youth tech wizards could redesign (small not big) and the way john and manny network across summits associated with the united nations seems very different at a social action level

so there is a question of how does kings conscious capitalism twinning dc and baltimore and san diego fit this

2 of john and manny biggest hitters are san diego based
mackey is a key leader of king and john and don beck's work
john wanted to study how to restore black for black banking

everyone needs the vaticans global youth community so that the energy of the half of the world that is under 30 can produce sustainable futures even as this means transforming all the broken systems that elders have accidentally globally trapped millennials in

anyone who believes that the planet can be sustained without china friendships isnt on same planet as me- whats interesting is whether families who live in new york and dc-baltimore region can finally take back development futures joyfully from all the mad advertsied lobby groups that have so decimated democracy that it is hard to find any spaces for oyuth  where freedom of speech is whole and true and actionable in  hardwork and worthwhile experiential open learning  -peer to peer networks

chris

Friday, July 31, 2015

catalogue of un cllabrations

The 3rd Annual POWER of COLLABORATION Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City on February, 29, 2016.

Theme:  “Turning Conversations to Action:  Accelerating Partnerships Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Economies"  

IMPACT Leadership 21, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, Foundation for the Support of the United Nations, IBM, Nasdaq, Microsoft, other global organizations and Permanent Missions to the United Nations, is convening the 3rd Annual POWER of COLLABORATION Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City on February, 29, 2016. The theme for this year is “Turning Conversations to Action:  Accelerating Partnerships Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Economies"  
Global leaders and multi-stakeholders from both public and private sectors will gather at this high-level summit to discuss and leverage new approaches of collaboration as key to accelerating global partnerships, and how these are all crucial in impacting leadership efforts toward inclusive and sustainable economies.
This summit will also highlight the role and encourage participation of businesses and the private sector in accelerating Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by 193 member countries of the United Nations. Decent work and economic growth, affordable clean energy, education, gender equality, peace, justice and strong institutions, good health and well-being are among the Goals for the next 15 years.
Now on its 3rd year, IMPACT Leadership 21 and the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, together with their partners have successfully convened the groundbreaking “Power of Collaboration Global Summit at the United Nations”, bringing together country leaders, diplomats, corporate CEOs and executives, nonprofit and civil society leaders, youth and the academia – forging actionable, innovative collaborative efforts toward creating sustainable, inclusive economies.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA As of 22 January 2016

10-10:15 Opening and Welcome
H.E. Ambassador Edita Hrda, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations
Janet C. Salazar, CEO and co-Founder, IMPACT Leadership 21
Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Former UN Under-Secretary General and High Representative of the UN

10:15-10:30 Keynote Dr. Jan Švejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University.  Honoree, 2015 IZA Prize in Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor.

10:30-11:15 Panel: Sustainable Societies and Economies: Achieving SDGs, Tackling Climate Change, and Transforming our Cities.  
Moderated by Constance J. Peak, CEO MVI Sustainable Technologies;  Co-Founder, IMPACT Leadership 21
Panelists:  Dr. Daniela Grabmüllerová, Ph.D. MBA, Director of the European Affairs Department and a Deputy of the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic;   Other Panelists to be announced. 

11:20-12:05  Innovation and the Future of Technology: The Greatest Economic Priority of Our Times? 
Moderated by: Tereza Nemessanyi,  Entrepreneur in Resident, Microsoft.
Panelists:  Kunal Sood, Founder & Curator NOV.US.
Tracy Saville, CEO and co-Founder, My Swirl.
Amy Tucker, Co-Founder Sparrow. Other panelists to be announced. 

12:05-12:15 Special Remarks on Global Entrepreneurship.  
Jeff Hoffman,Global Entrepreneur & Speaker, GEW, GIST, ColorJar, Priceline
​Denise Evans, Vice President for Market Development, IBM

12:15-12:55 Global Entrepreneurship: Driving Change in Emerging Economies.  
Moderated by:  Bonnie Abrams, Executive Director of Creative Services, VOGUE
Panelists:  Twyla Garrett, President & CEO of International Management Enterprises, Inc.;
Jeff Hoffman, Multi-awarded global entrepreneur, CEO, Global Board of Directors, Global Entrepreneurship Week in 150 countries) Tatyana Kanzaveli, CEO& Founder, Open Health Network, Mentor, Richard Branson Entrepreneur Centre; Bracebridge Young, Jr., CEO Gate Global Impact.

12:55-1:00 Parable of the Stone Soup and Power of Collaboration.  Robin Sol Lieberman, Author, The Charisma Code

​1:15-2:45 VIP Luncheon with Ambassadors and Speakers (Invitation Only).  Delegates Dining Room, 4th Floor

3-3:05   Welcome and Opening PM Session

3:05-3:15   Presentation of the 2016 IMPACT Honors, Celebrating The Courage to Drive Change.  
Presentation of the 2016 IMPACT Frederick Douglass Award, Honoring Outstanding Male      Champions for Gender Equality.  (Presented by Ambassador Edita Hrda, Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Denise Evans, IBM and Constance J. Peak)

3:15-3:25   Keynote

3:25-3:40 “IMPACT Spotlight:  Driving Change with Bloomberg Philanthropies”.   
One on One with Verna Eggleston of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Janet C. Salazar 

3:40-4:25  Inclusive Economies:  Why "Business as Usual" Is Not Sustainable
Moderated by Tony Tenicela,  Global Leader, Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets, IBM.  
Invited Panelists: Jeffrey SiminoffVice-President of Diversity and Inclusion, Twitter; John Lake, Vice-President of Communications, African American and LGBT Segments, Wells Fargo; Yvette Burton, Vice President of Workforce Solutions and Intelligence, Lockheed Martin.  Other panelists to be announced.
Chiara Tilesi, celebrated Film Producer of the acclaimed "All The Invisible Children" (released in 120 countries) and other award-winning, socially-conscious films; Founder, Globunity; Award-winning Poet; Philanthropist.

4:25-5:10
Health and Wellbeing:  Innovative Solutions to Drive Change and Thrive.  
Moderated by Shalini  Vadhera,  Founder and CEO, Power Beauty Living, Author, Passport to Beauty. 
Panelists:  Danielle Butin, Founder and Executive Director, Afya Foundation;  Dave Austin, Author of the International Bestseller Be A Beast: Unleash Your Animal Instincts For Performance Driven Results, Founder Extreme Focus; Other panelists to be announced. 

5:10-5:55
Featured Panel:   IMPACT Signature Series  
Conversations with Men:  "Accelerating the Role of Women in Peace, Safety and Security for Sustainable Economies"   (Introductions by Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury and Janet C. Salazar)
Moderated by H. E. Ambassador Elizabeth Flores-Flake, Permanent Mission of Honduras to the United Nations.  
Panelists:
Jessica Robinson, CEO and Founder, PurePoint International; Daniel Lee, Head of the Levi Strauss Foundation (Invited).  Other panelists to be announced.

***Conversations With Men™ is The Groundbreaking and Pioneering Forum on Engaging Men In Achieving a Gender-Balanced Leadership at the Top 

5:55-6:00 Closing and Commitments to Action on Agenda 2030.  Ambassador Edita Hrda and Janet C. Salazar
6:30-8:00 IMPACT & Power Beauty Living VIP Networking and Reception (Invitation Only) Hosted by Shalini Vadhera, Award-Winning Author, CEO and Founder, Passport to Beauty.  Venue to be announced. 

Masters of Ceremonies:  Leslie Grossman, Leadership Consultant, Coach and Facilitator, Chair, VISTAGE Private Advisory Boards for CEOs and Vincent Molinari, CEO and Co-Founder of Gate Global Impact.
 
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

new york entrepreneur exchanges

New York City And Paris Announce Winners of Business Exchange to Connect Local Companies to International Opportunities And Markets

January 29, 2016

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Paris & Co, the economic development agency of Paris, today announced the winners of the NYC-Paris Business Exchange, which provides New York City-based start-ups with access to business opportunities in Paris and helps Paris-based companies expand their footprints in New York City. The program will help tech, arts, fashion, design, tourism, food and beverage, and sustainability companies overcome barriers that inhibit entry to foreign markets and builds upon both Cities’ shared commitment to global entrepreneurship and innovation.  This exchange is part of the larger NYCEDC Global Business Exchange, which will provide opportunities for business expansion to cities around the world, and will bring top start-ups to New York City to grow and thrive.  The next city exchange to launch will be with Milan, Italy.    
NYCEDC is partnering with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP to host the chosen companies from Paris, while Paris&Co, the largest incubator network in Europe, and Ateliers de Paris, the Paris innovation platform dedicated to creation, design and fashion, will host the companies originally from New York City.  Air France, the Official Airline for the program, will provide roundtrip airfare for the winning companies.  
“New York City and Paris are kindred spirits: creative, resilient, and always on the cutting edge,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer. “We’re very excited to welcome some of the top French companies to the fastest growing innovation ecosystem in the world. And we’re sure that our homegrown New York companies will show the city of lights what tech in the City that Never Sleeps is all about.”
“The NYC-Paris Business Exchange revealed the attraction that both cities have on startups,” said Karine Bidart, Co-CEO, Paris&Co. “The program will be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to test a new market and to get connected to targeted business and innovation networks, in the best practical conditions.”
"Connecting international entrepreneurs to New York’s tech ecosystem and to our own community of innovators is key to our mission and we are thrilled to be welcoming these companies into our community, said Joana Vicente, Executive Director, Made in NY Media Center by IFP.”
“The spirit of entrepreneurship and international commerce that is fundamental to this program again demonstrates how French and American businesses share common ground when it comes to developing new technologies and leading-edge products,” said Martin Bischoff, Managing Director, French-American Chamber of Commerce.  “Our experience serving on the NYC-Paris Business Exchange was incredibly rewarding as we were able to see some of the most revolutionary ideas coming out of these two great world cities.  We really look forward to working more closely with the award winners as they come to better understand the opportunities available to them on both sides of the Atlantic.”
The winners are:
NYC to Paris
Adam Frank Incorporated: AFI invents, designs and manufactures products and installations which add natural light phenomena to the built environment.
Authorea: Authorea is an online word processor that makes research writing and publishing faster and easier. With more than 80,000 members and a weekly growth rate that has doubled in the past nine months, Authorea is currently the fastest-growing science publishing platform in the world.
AXS Lab: AXS Lab is an agency devoted to the influence and promotion of equality through projects such as AXS Map, an innovative app which allows users to share, browse and rate businesses based on accessibility by harnessing the power of a crowd worldwide.
Mogul: Mogul is an award-winning technology platform for women reaching more than 18 million per week across 196 countries and 30,470 cities worldwide.
Mota Word: MotaWord provides accurate translation services in over 70 languages using proprietary project management software that allows it to manage a workforce of over 8,500 translators globally with minimal human oversight and overhead costs.
RecycledBrooklyn: RecycledBrooklyn is a company dedicated to putting locally-salvaged materials destined for the landfill back into circulation in the form of handmade, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.
Tucker: Tucker is outstanding clothing made with love in New York City.
Tyga-Box: Tyga-Box is the U.S. leader of innovative moving solutions enabling others to significantly reduce their moving costs and packaging impacts to people and planet by providing a reusable, integrated system of plastic boxes and dollies eliminating the use of cardboard boxes.
Paris to NYC
Adotmob: Adotmob is a technology company at the forefront of the mobile programmatic ecosystem, focusing on delivering quality mobile campaigns using proprietary infrastructure and algorithms.
Algama: Algama is creating healthy, tasty and sustainable alternative food by making full use of the unique nutritional potential of Microalgae.
Glory4Gamers: Glory4Gamers is a leading online eSports tournament organizer now running more than 500 tournaments per week for 300,000 passionate gamers.
Interactive Mobility: Interactive Mobility creates innovative passengers entertainment solutions for transport and hospitality companies (airlines, airports, hotels, taxis, etc.).
Leka: Leka Inc.'s mission is to help exceptional children live exceptional lives. Their first product, Leka, is a small spherical autonomous smart toy, specifically designed to help take care of children with special needs.
Natural Grass: Natural Grass has developed AirFibr, a hybrid grass technology for sports pitches that will reduce the risks of injuries for the players.
Sequencity: Sequencity is the most friendly bookstore of digital comics that connects you to passionate people.
SlimCut Media: SlimCut Media is an advertising technology company that has created a suite of video products for premium publishers to generate and manage new video advertising opportunities.
smArtapps: smArtapps is the French leader of digital solutions for museums and touristic sites: mobile applications as interactive guide on smartphone and tablet, indoor geolocalization, digital panels and Wi-Fi solution for on-site app downloading.
Tech'4'Team: Tech'4'Team is the French leader in yield management for the entertainment business, with the first SaaS platform which enables entertainment organizers to increase income and attendance thanks to predictive models and real-time recommendations.
The NYC-Paris Business Exchange was originally conceived during discussions between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor Anne Hidalgo to further support job creation, innovation and economic opportunity by building upon the international standing and bi-lateral partnership between both cities. The program builds upon this relationship, which has been strengthened as a result of the economic development priorities both cities share, as well as the leadership role both mayors play in international efforts to support and create diverse urban economies where families, businesses, and neighborhoods thrive.
With access to over 500 million customers in the European market and home to the highest concentration of the Fortune 500 companies’ headquarters in Europe, and 10,000 startups in a booming innovation ecosystem, Paris is a central hub from which emerging New York City-based businesses can grow and diversify.
NYCEDC is partnering with La French Tech NYC  to provide mentorship and support during the companies’ tenure. La French Tech NYC, an umbrella group launched in June 2015 that includes the French Embassy to the United States, the Consulate General of France in New York City, the French economic development agency Business France, the French American Chamber of Commerce, as well as French Founders, aims to give more visibility to New York City-based French start-ups and help other French tech companies grow in New York.

About NYCEDC

New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blogto learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

About Paris&Co

Paris&Co finds and provides support for foreign direct investments, promotes international attractiveness of Paris abroad, and fosters the Parisian innovation ecosystem by incubating startups, experimenting with new solutions, organizing events, and encouraging cooperation between startups and global players. With an international team, Paris & Co incubates 200 startups, runs more than 350 projects targeting foreign companies, and hosts over 200 events every year.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

goals with business?

New commission aims to further business engagement on SDGs

By Adva Saldinger 22 January 2016

From left to right: International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow, Unilever CEO Paul Polman and French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius. Photo by: Valeriano Di Domenico / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA
Can another group aimed at demonstrating the role of business in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals actually make a difference?
A new commission launched Thursday at the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, is planning to prove that a new platform can indeed break down the SDGs and demonstrate that business case. And it seems it may be poised to have a real impact, not least because it’s the latest organizing effort by Unilever CEO Paul Polman, who has proven he can bring together impressive groups of actors.
Indeed, just last month Polman brought business leaders together to make commitments on climate, and while the other SDGs might not offer as clear an impact on the bottom line, he believes that more and more companies are recognizing the business case for poverty alleviation. The commission is another tool to further spread knowledge and action, he said in a press conference Thursday.
The Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development aims to look for ways to simplify the complex development agenda, translate what it means for business and look at how to develop new business models and creative ways of financing to allow business to take advantage of the opportunities. It will do so in large part through research and convening dialogues with diverse stakeholders.
While some business leaders are skeptical, Polman is convinced engagement on poverty alleviation is not a choice. To him, he said at that press conference, it’s simple: if a business doesn’t step up it will not continue to function, but if it does there is an enormous opportunity.
How big? Polman ran down some statistics to demonstrate potential scale — gender equality could unlock $37 trillion in value, universal energy access will unlock $18 billion and there is $90 trillion in the need for sustainable cities.
“This market we call development is really billions striving for a better life — this is the frontier for business in coming years,” he said, speaking alongside Mark Malloch-Brown, co-chair of the commission.
The commission seems to be a unifying effort — many of the organizations working to bridge the gap between business and international development, including the United Nations Global Compact and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, are represented.
Others on the commission include Sharan Burrow, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, John Danilovich, the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank, Arif Naqvi, the founder and group chief executive of The Abraaj Group, and Ken Frazier, the CEO of Merck & Co.
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