7 US states lead first waves of youth economics number 1 job creating competition

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.”

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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





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I have not seen in my 71 years of life an opportunity to support youth co-create futures like SDG Metaverse Prize - since my father met von neumann the year I was born my family has kept an eye on entrepreneurial revolution open societal flows. living up to smithian or keynsian values 
Special thanks to zasheem launches of 2 journals with adam smith scholars and around Glasgow's greatest 20th C alumni for good. See alsdo EconomistDiary.com and Greatests of All Time
Following on with Japan ambassador to Bangladesh support from 2010 in mapping last decade of Fazle Abed and the billion womens economic model he gravitated over 50 years http://www.abedmooc.com, Team of Asian media graduates, and friends and I were lucky to follow movements of Guterres (very granular levels of 100 ops leaders inside UN) around digital un2.0 from their start in 2016.
As a statistician, datawise. I can offer a quick start mapping every last mile operation branch of UN that is linking in to maximise tech nd deep data with smartest possible logistics even as sad new fractures of world trade flows are caused most lately by Russia. Whats still needed is more clarity on which multilateral has the most data on broken value chains- fortunately i personally know who at the world bank has since 2006 the most data on food prices across every country. Maybe you know // sources .
 Digital cooperation has been celebrated solutionwise in Geneva where the ITU has actually been the digital twin of ny policy headquarters from the start in 1946 (and actually earlier since 1865 collaborations needed for there to be one telegraph standard instead of many).
By 2018 the first digital cooperation report mainly chaired out of geneva with 30 national tech leaders eg melinda gates representing USA to guterres and he formed tech envoy transformation office round 10 transformation processes -see Overview of the Office’s Ongoing Work | Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology
The ITU started taking its responsibility to a new level with AIforgood- specifically this went year round zoom not juts annual summit- and a first 50 operational branches of the UN identified at least one ai project each. Meanwhile Guterres hosted expert roundtables around the 10 processes uniting not just un branches and national leaders but corporations , leading ai university centres and NGOs -see https://www.un.org/techenvoy/sites/www.un.org.techenvoy/files/List_of_roundtables_key_constituents.pdf
Three more things came together- it turned out that 20 operational units of the UN had been discussing web1 &2 in annual vents of ITU -in thi=ose days called worldwide information society; the xprize out of moutnain view's singularity university got involved. By december the 10 million dillar avatar prize will  be debriefed- the last 4 xprizes have been on urgen tai solutions eg related to covid. And japan has been uniting about 40 cities' colleges through two investment streams geared to society5.0 and Osaka Data Track Expos - connection places where the UN has a training college and connecting AI regional epicentres fortunately Nordica, Netherlands & selected East Europe's smartest community AI researchers (ie who value DAO) are miles more connected than west EU's bureaucratic offices. (I did help moderate EU Knolwgeboard for 3 years so have followed this rather strange old world happening) You could also check with Romano Prodi as died and he shared most entrepreneurial revolution maps.
Back in 2018 the tufts arctic circle club were miles ahead on virtual reality than other boston students including mit100k prize that i once judged in a minor way.  The over 18 teams are effectively free to help the UN digitalise and connect this with web 3 or metaverse or ai or whatever is the leap forward 2020s that you see tech mobilising
 can a prize help celebrate new Greatest of All Time. This will be one way to unite celebrities of sports and fashions with real tech heroines.
Exponentially we are at a critical time as nature judges us. Due to last week's supreme court rulings, around the world nations are being told taht it is only at the state level they can expect any american partners of climate, energy etc. However there is a chnace e that if we map who cares about water this may even unite some republican states. 
Thanks to the work led by people like Eban he has a listing of which institutions joined their youth in March 2022. Is there a way to see who wants to help youth connect before december's starting line for year 1 of sdgmetaverseprize.org? As far as I can see this prize isnt just us last chance to be be trusted rest of the world on cop26 but it is every community's chance to benchmark digital gov. UN2.0 if succeeds  Meta will not only provide a benchmark for digital multilateral but will in effect unite every best govtech - at community state nation level. So already when it comes to goal 4 education places like singapore and south korea are both leaders of ai for every age group and leading connectors of Guterres Digital UN , and in effect every sustainability goal solution. of course the problem is penisular and  developed island states are not sufficient to help with massive inland solutions on continent scales let alone messy landlocked nations borders. The reality is west (US and EU) depends on Asian solutions  more than many Atlamtic policymakers view. Europe is not yet better situated for peace than the 1920s and this time round the US is not united on being a leader in saving the world. The great thing about the prize is with teams of 2-6 getting on with deep digital solutions youth can advance in joy and productivity even as elder generations have designed 60 years of accelerating media to propagate hate or fear or mental illness.
i welcome any way to follow this up eg whatsapp +1 240 316  8157, zooms, last month while wall street was still investing mainly in naked apes - educators started an NFT aimed at connecting 6000 educators; to be frank this is mainly k-12 leaving the 2 main areas fazle abed's last 20 years focused newly on university and pre-school maximum opportunity to represent women empowerments voice if you should so choose to collaborate
cheers chris macrae

===================please note most of this column is due to be re-edited we hope to issue a list of yunus top 10 stories but when it comes to solutions matching those challeges there's all to play for as web3 is humanity's last chnace to leap ahead

  hottest youth-spring question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

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About Pro-Youth economics at Norman Macrae Foundation online library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant -videos 1 2 -fansweb  NMFoundation- youth projects - include yunuschoolusa


fullest press reports  Grameen Brand Partnership Architecture

exponential impact advisory: the social business youth networks inspired by muhammad yunus -without which millennium goal actions networks would be way behind are worth far more than any individual parts according to Norman Macrae Foundation  trilliondollaraudit methodology and charter notespace

Beyond the extraordinary investment of the members bank at Grameen, and the approximate third share its members foundation holds in grameenphone, here is our Unofficial League Table of Most Impactful Social Business Investments around yunus - last update 1 dec 2012

! Grameen Solar

2 Grameen Mobile Nursing nets and college

3 Portfolio of investments linkedin by Japan

4 Portfolio of youth-led networking inventions in US educationsystem  tertiar and secondary - transparency note NM Foundation has minor donation/loan interest

5 Investments in Grameen as collaboration brand linked in out of paris- the origin of global social business partnership funds

6 OpenTech investments of Grameen Intel


-------- while not controlled by yunus we see wholeplanetfoundation microcredit investment table and conscious capitalsm movements and hugely important to advancing pro-youth economicsmission of friends of youth and yunus


email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.ukif you have questions or recommendations of entries that should be in this league table

-please read notes about what pro-youth economists mean by superapps being most

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