Entrepreneurship

Challenges for Africa’s Entrepreneurial Leaders in the Digital Era

Africa is booming with entrepreneurs, from women selling vegetables in a roadside shack, to youths launching innovative technology startups. According to the African Development Bank, 22% of Africa’s working-age population …

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6 Key Trends Shaping the Future of Learning

We just kicked off our new next: series around learning. When looking toward the future of any topic, it’s a good idea to identify key trends that will play a …

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Impact Spotlight: Highlighting the Work of Paola Santana and Social Glass

For this Impact Spotlight, I would like to highlight the work of Paola Santana and her startup Social Glass. Paola originally joined SU as a GSP participant in 2011, hailing from the …

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Making the Leap to a Resilient Future: How Technology Can Help Vulnerable Workers

Nearly every country is grappling with high levels of unemployment. While COVID-19 ignited this crisis, it is part of a larger shift in the workforce that has been happening for …

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Impact Spotlight: RNA Micro-factories, the Pandemic, Mars and Moonshot Strategies

For this week’s post, I would like to highlight this article from Reuters sharing how Tesla, Inc and the German company CureVac, are teaming up to build portable automated bio-printers or …

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Five Steps to Successfully Map the Future

The future, by definition, is uncertain. No serious futurist would claim to be able to “predict” the future, but even if you aren’t a futurist, there are proven methods you …

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Learning Credential Network: Blockchain to Quantify Lifelong Learning

This post was written by Patrick Welch, DVM, MBA, DACVO, Chief Knowledge Officer at Ethos Veterinary Health; Founder of VetBloom, and  Singularity University Executive Program alum. and Jason W. Johnson, DVM, MS, DACT, Founding member, …

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Mechanical Ventilators: A Story of Rapid Innovation in Colombia

Singularity’s social media manager Venus Ranieri recently talked with Mauricio Toro, an entrepreneur, engineer and Singularity community member who launched a project to design and build affordable mechanical ventilators for …

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How the WFP Innovation Accelerator is Creating a World of Zero Hunger

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, an Impact Partner of Singularity University, just published their 2019 annual report. It’s full of many great examples of how those working to …

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Innovating From Within Developing Economies: Build What You Know

Many entrepreneurs seem focused on solving “first-world” problems for wealthy audiences. I’m often asked whether fostering startup growth in developing areas helps steer some of that creativity to a more …

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