4 years ago Norman Macrae , The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant, wrote his last article celebrating pro-youth economics of electing the Yes We Can Generation- it is published in his memorial leaflet at http://www.considerbangaldesh.com - the one with the solar girl on the front cover - so now 6 Nov 2012 confronting the same Entrepreneurial Revolutionchallenge of presidents cant change until youth change- our highlights from youth jobs competitions across 7 states championed by nobel laureate yunus begin with the need for student-led accelerators and incubatios to be planted alongside any job-creating education system -see nexcelerator attachment as a benchmark -tell us if you have suggestions for improving this model for collaboration entrepreneurs to hub around the world - help local corrspondent blogs map youth 10000 greatest job creators DC GA JA SCOT OR NC ....
6 Nov 2012
Reporting one of YouthEconomics top 20 ways to a world of fullemploymemt
12 years ago, atlanta started hosting a student entrepreneur competition across 100 universities inspired by martin luther king across southern states like Georgia, Tennessee , The Carolinas; in october 2011 this extended into a second format pitching the most social solutions students and professors have been minded to go out into society to solve since muhammad yunus took his students out to starving villages and pitched microcredit
during the first weeks of the university year 2012-2013 students across all of these states will have joined in georgia, tennesse, carolinas, Dc, virginia, maryland and oregon- watch out for details; in parallel we will start logging up some of the emerging community franchises creating jobs- and welcome ideas on how to form a clearing house for all
Andrew Young School student teams representing Georgia State University joined 36 others from colleges across Georgia to compete in the social business plan portion of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Social Business and Microcredit Forum. The Public Management and Policy team was one of eight teams recognized, receiving an honorable mention.
Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the "Father of Microcredit,” was keynote speaker at the forum. His work to spur entrepreneurship among the poor inspired the completion, which challenged the students to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues.
The forum was held at the Georgia Institute of Technology on October 17, 2011. Cathy Yang Liu, an assistant professor in Public Management and Policy, served as faculty advisor for the Andrew Young School teams.
The Public Management and Policy Team was comprised of Aundrea Bailey, graduate assistant (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Public Management and Policy), Maxwell Bonnie, graduate assistant (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Public Management and Policy), along with classmate Lauren Lowery, graduate student (Public Management and Policy). They designed a social business, “Fresh Oasis,” that would eliminate “food deserts” – the term for low-income areas with limited access to healthy, affordable food – in metro Atlanta by means of a mobile hybrid truck and bicycle delivery system.
"We wanted to tackle an issue that was for the greater good and to find a solution that could be flexible and implemented in all food deserts across the nation,” says Lowery. "We did not just create this model for a competition. We created Fresh Oasis with the intent for implementation."
Public Management and Policy Team: Bailey (left), Bonnie and Lowery
The Economics Team was comprised of Adam Smith, graduate assistant (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Economics), Cory Watson, media and technology coordinator (Dean’s Office) and graduate student (Economics), and Urmimala Sen, Ph.D. student (Economics). Their proposal, “Atlanta Street Magazine,” would create a professional, advertising-supported print magazine to be sold on the streets by individuals experiencing homelessness, unemployment, mental or physical disabilities or addictions. These individuals would be empowered to make a profit as vendors. They would receive job training and help connecting with organizations that serve their needs.
“This business would help keep individuals from having to resort to begging or crime, thereby addressing two of Atlanta's biggest challenges,” says Watson. “We got the idea from ‘The Big Issue Australia social business, which has been a very successful publication.”
selection of pitches from year end reunion competition in atlanta april 2012
winner: Fayetteville State University Alchelyte Energy, Inc. Alchelyte Energy, Inc. is a company with breakthrough technology that is geared toward serving the global community in a way that is socially responsible. The first product that Alchelyte Energy will bring to market is a proprietary thermoelectric material. This product will be marketed to the automotive industry in order to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Team: Tashia Parker Benjamin Lanier Tye Owen James Hemstock Advisor: Boris Abbey
Florida A&M University Dynamic Sustainable Solutions, Inc. (DSS) Dynamic Sustainable Solutions, Inc. (DSS) is an innovative company that markets breakthrough, socially responsible products. The product DSS, Inc. will bring to the market is the e-Aero cart, a solar charged electric baggage cart. This green patent-pending product has the potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint for airlines as well as airports. DSS, Inc., is based in Florida, and is managed by a diverse team of professionals with varied expertise, education and experience. Team: Benjamin Evans III Antoinyce Eaton Scarlett Williams Dante Bland Omitope Taylor Advisor: Jennifer Collins
Tennessee State University Affinity Technologies, Inc. Affinity Technologies, Inc. is an innovative technology company specializing in the development of state of the art surveillance equipment, which allows the Department of Defense, private corporations, as well as local governments to monitor specific areas and receive real-time surveillance data. A-Tech’s first product, the Prowler Surveillance Camera uses ConTEXT tract, infrared motion detection, cloud wireless network, and a mobile application. Team: Jasmine Hudson Kamisha White Samba Fall Sheldon Welch Jamal Henderson Adviser: William Latham
Winston-Salem State University INFINITY BARTER EXCHANGE, IBE Infinity Barter Exchange, IBE, is an innovative composite of business incubation and barter exchanges, capable of strengthening business by promoting and linking lifelong business partnerships. IBE provides state-of-the-art software, business coaching, financial planning, legal counsel, and marketing advice to augment barter services. IBE’s is a technology leader, cultivating diverse and active business communities around the globe. Team: Porscia Gowdy Jermaine Jenkins Steveland McSwain Don Scarborough Aparna Shivram Advisor:
University of District of the Columbia – Washington, D.C. NeXcelerator is an organization designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services that include physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections. NeXcelerator combines the best elements of a business incubator, which helps companies survive and grow during the start-up period when they are most vulnerable, and of a venture accelerator, which helps emerging growth companies reach the next level. Team: James Dean Aigerim Begadilova Francisca Caceres Reva Williams James Brooks Advisor: Darryl A. Hill
The University of the District of Columbia is the only public institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. Chartered in 1974 from three other institutions of higher learning, this Historically Black College/University maintains an open admissions policy, and is the only urban land-grant institution in the nation. The University of the District of Columbia is, at once, very old and very new. The seeds of higher education for the District were planted in 1851 when Myrtilla Miner founded a school for colored girls. The University currently offers over 75 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs through the following college and schools College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.
Bowie State University Global Business Connect (GBC) Global Business Connect (GBC) provides a business connection Website, business intelligence subscriptions, and business intelligence consulting services. GBC is dedicated to providing the most robust user experience to United States (U.S.) and international companies engaging in or launching new business ventures in Africa. GBC provides the tools needed to mitigate risk and increase opportunity as you research, start, or expand businesses in Africa. Team: Tolutope Oladipo Scott Christensen Kene Emelife Akintunde Akinyemi Magdalena Gebrekristos Advisor: David Anyiwo
Lincoln University of Missouri Hand held Device, Inc. The Lincoln University business plan was developed to bring a break-through technological invention to market. The product invention is a hand-held device that can detect pathogens and other bacteria in meat and produce (proactively and timely) before the products are purchased and/or distributed to consumers. Team: Brionna Wade Arielle Green Kerrian Scott Shaquanna Younger Latrice Stringer Brandon Green Advisor: Eric Burgess
North Carolina Central University Neurokinetics Neurokinetics Research specializes in drug development for treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases utilizing their patented therapeutic compounds. Through novel compositions and methods the compounds enhance the effectiveness of nerve growth factors in the central nervous system thus offering unique preventative solutions for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, in addition to a myriad of other neurodegenerative diseases. Team: Lisa Amaro Carla Carter Jerry Rogers Kerry Turner Bernice Van Pelt Advisor: Malavika Sundararajan