Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hult Prize Profile: Reel Gardening

The seed of innovation were planted in the 10 year old experience of Claire Reid who later designed Reel Gardening: a special paper strip, pre-packaged with organic open pollinated seeds and organic fertilizer spaced at the correct distance from one another -- to ensure the plant is positioned at the correct (optimum) depth in the soil.

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Hult Prize Profile: SokoText

Five graduate students/ entrepreneurs from the London School of Economics are one of six finalist teams competing for $1 million in seed funding. On Monday night in New York City, the winner -- of the $1 million dollar prize -- will be announced at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Innovation and the Power of the Negative

My article expands on Boyd’s concept of creativity driven by rejection and adds three new approaches to innovation that could be enhanced through negative thinking. The combination of these negative elements can provide the innovation practitioner with enhanced approaches to driving new thinking in an innovation effort.

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Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the UAE

For regional entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend events serve as a starting point – a way to present their idea to an audience, find other people to believe in and build their idea, and potentially be awarded a cash prize to help start their business. It’s also a chance for entrepreneurs to receive valuable feedback on the business potential of their idea, thanks to the mentors who volunteer their time to coach the teams.

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