Feb 18, 2015 On the Web

Young locals attract $475k in funding for start-up

Three young Singaporean techies secured $475,000 of seed money for their start-up yesterday.The enterprising trio – Mr Oswald Yeo, Mr Seah Ying Cong and Mr Looi Qin En – met when they were students at Hwa Chong Institution.They went on to study at top colleges in the United States, but dropped out last November to pursue their dream of creating an online portal to tackle global unemployment.

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Feb 18, 2015 On the Web

Final The Venture | SoyEntrepreneur

El pasado 10 de febrero tuvo lugar la gran final de The Venture, iniciativa de Chivas Regal para impulsar a emprendedores sociales. La convocatoria reunió más de 230 proyectos que buscan generar un impacto positivo en la sociedad y/o el medio ambiente, de los cuales cinco fueron elegidos para un proceso de aceleración de la mano de 500 Startups.

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Feb 18, 2015 On the Web

Coursera Partners With Google, Instagram, 500 Startups And Others On Students’ Capstone Projects

About a year ago, online education platform Coursera launched “specializations” – its version of college credentials. To graduate from the programs, students take a number of classes and then finish a “capstone” project that lets them showcase that they can put their academic knowledge into practice – similar to a senior project in a traditional college environment. View on techcrunch.com

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Feb 18, 2015 On the Web

Pranshu Patni: The dispenser of languages

Image: Chandrakala Basnet Pranshu Patni | 28 Co-founder, CultureAlley Category: Ecommerce Pranshu Patni, 28, is solving a problem that she faced from close quarters: Effective communication. In early 2012, her fiancé (now husband) Nishant had to relocate to Shanghai, China, for an exchange programme and was trying to learn Mandarin in a hurry. View on forbesindia.com

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Feb 12, 2015 On Our Blog

3 Ways 500 is Changing Both Sides of the Table

What kind of person comes to mind when you hear “startup founder?” How about “partner at VC”? Or “angel investor?” If you ask people walking down the street (ok, maybe not every street in the country, but perhaps in Silicon Valley or San Francisco), their first reaction may be “bro.” It’s seemingly innocent, but this prototype has had significant negative ramifications on the startup ecosystem at large. Women founders have less access to venture capital, fewer women partners, etc. [stating facts that show the dreary stats] Yet there is a clear disconnect between the people founding and fueling such innovation, and the fact that women control [95%] of consumer spending. It’s a problem. But we’re changing that. At 500, we’ve …


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