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A Coincidental Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Laureate Global Fellowship

Ayşe Gökçe Bor | March 3, 2016
I never intended to be an entrepreneur. In 2012, while studying interaction design in Sweden, I joined a friend in co-founding a social business in my home town. Our venture, Eşya Kütüphanesi (...

What YouthActionNet Looks for in Young Social Entrepreneurs

Lisa Jones | February 23, 2016
As someone who has served as a judge to help select the past four classes of Laureate Global Fellows , I know that the process is considered a great responsibility—and incredible inspiration...

How to Take Your Fellowship Application to the Next Level

Jessie Elisberg | February 15, 2016
Here at YouthActionNet, this is always an exciting time of year—between now and March 13, we’ll see hundreds of young leaders from around the world apply to become one of the 20 social...

The Heart of the Work: Why mHealth Initiative Linda Mtoto Relies On Volunteers

Lisa Jones | February 5, 2016
How far can tech solutions to social challenges go? “To the ‘last mile’ rural communities,” says Isaac Gogo, founder of Kenya-based mobile health initiative Linda Mtoto ...

Finding a Commercial Solution to a Social Need

Sheila Kinkade | January 26, 2016
Creating a feed blend for chickens that includes mango seed kernels, among other nontraditional ingredients, isn’t something that would occur to most people. But this is just the kind of...