see where competitions generate brilliant examples of hubs - see nexcelerator pitch attached below the udc entry made at atlanta competition 2011

--------------------Flashback to Youth &Yunus Forums London/Paris 2007: 4000 guides shared ----------

yunus world hubs for youth's 3 billion jobs search

co-published by NormanMacrae Family Foundation projects

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can hubs help host brilliant jobs competitions declared since 2011 as the main pro-youth economics network of Youth and Yunus?

ok i realise the world brilliant requires a value judgement - having researched entrepreneurial revolution over 40 years starting with my dad's views at The Economist, what I now value most is whatever stricture helps identify and celebrate links between youth 10000's greatest job creators - not that 10000 is a magic number but if one day I could spend rest of my life helping to edit a current league table of net generation's 10000 greatest youth  job creators (alongside a league of 100 leaders of 2010s = youths most productive decade)  then I would feel my life's search fulfilled (and that of several generations of my family who have been interested in the 21st C value sustaining MEME - Mobilising Media & Eductaion Economically

taking this as our valuetrue lens- which hubs do you like- which are the most pro-youth economically? which are helping to create the new jobs of a million times more collaboration tech than 40 years ago? which are celebrating the greatest win-win-win models as that is the only way worldwide trade will turn out to be an ever better system for all our children's children



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one of the reasons i loved nexcelerator's team

is they provided a great benchmark catalogue of hubs as at april 2011 -uswide and then local to dc region where my daughter most wants to be

  1. Regional Incubators


    1.     Affinity Lab LLC 2.     Big Window Labs 3.     District I/O 4.     The HIVE 5.     Center for Green Urbanism       6.     The Fort  7.    National Women's Business Center 8.  US Technologies

    Northern Virginia

    1.     Community Business Partnership 2.     Connect113  3.  EDG Incubator 4.     Fairfax Innovation Center          5.     Fairfax County BioAccelerator 6.     Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Incubator   7.  Teqcorner 8.     The Mason Enterprise Center 9.     The Mason Enterprise Center @ Prince William    10. weSpace        11.   Incubator America

    12.   The Entrepreneur Center

    13.  INC.spire


    1.     CEO Business Cafe                2Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC): 3. Montgomery County Business Innovation Network    4.  NeoTech Incubator 5.     Prince George's County Technology Assistance Centre (TAC) Incubator    6.  The Technology Growth Center at University Town Center     7.     University of Maryland-Technology Advancement Program (TAP) 8.  Silver Spring Innovation Center 9.   Wheaton Business Center  10.   Rockville Innovation Center      11.   Shady Grove Innovation Center      12.   Germantown Innovation Center      13.   Technical Innovation Center at HCC                 14.   MTECH- UMD 15.   Emerging Technology Centers



Darryl  Hill and Dr. John Whitman provide neXcelerator with brilliant leadership. Mr. Hill is an intrepid innovative entrepreneur who has started and capitalized a number of successful business ventures worldwide, including joint ventures in Russia, China and Brazil, as well as, several outstanding firms in the USA. He is a true startup specialist. He also was a pioneer in minority business
development and during the 1970's he directed the Greater Washington Business Center which provided technical assistance to over 2,500 minority owned firms. John Whitman is a professor of social entrepreneurship at Georgetown University.
He has held similar positions at Babson College and Harvard University. Prior to teaching, Dr. Whitman started and sold a successful international internet tools company. He is also the Executive Director of the National Black Museum
for Entrepreneurship and Innovation located in Washington, DC

 Reva Williams, Director of Internet Services

Reva Williams has been marketing and managing online direct response strategies for more than 12 years across search, media and email channels. Reva was Vice President of E-business Online Acquisitions for Citigroup, responsible for online media strategies across a number of Citi card portfolios. Previously, she was Director of Internet Marketing for Forbes Inc., developing email, search, affiliate and web based strategies for Forbes Magazine and Forbes Newsletters. She also spent several years as a Senior Marketing Manager for Bigfoot Interactive, launching strategic interactive marketing solutions via email and the web for clients such as Capital One, JP Morgan Chase, Walt Disney World and Time Inc.

 Aigerim Begadilova, Director of Financial Services

Aigerim Begadilova has 21 years of accounting and finance experience and has worked for a variety of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 Companies, Cummins Engine and Corning, Inc., to middle market companies. She held responsibilities in operations and human resources along with her primary accounting and finance functions.

Aigerim is currently working on her master's degree in business administration.


James Brooks, Director of Investment Banking

James has experience originating and directing mergers and acquisitions and equity financing transactions in a wide variety of industries. James currently serves as a Client Sales and Service Officer at the U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management. Prior to that James served in Bank of America's corporate finance office.

 James will receive his undergraduate degree, with distinction, magna cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia in Business Management in May 2012. continued at bottom of page




The incubator component of NeXcelerator will primarily serve the Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia market. However, the accelerator component will draw clients from across the country. Washington, DC has been cited as one of the nation's most underserved markets for incubators. The DC metro region has a very large IT business community business that will spawn numerous technology ideas and potential entrepreneurs.

In respond to this growing demand for a new tech accelerator, The Fort, a for-profit accelerator that recently relocated to DC from neighboring Virginia, was immediately blessed with a grant from the DC  government in the amount of $100,000. Local regional governments are eager to capitalize on the economic development that incubators/accelerators generate.

The Washington, DC Region also has one of the nation's largest and best educated African American communities that afford NeXcelerator a strong potential client base.



Washington, DC

Affinity Lab LLC

Affinity Lab provides basic infrastructure and collective workspace for a variety of media production companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs of growing enterprises in Washington DC. They act as both an incubator and an executive office suite.

Fortify Ventures LLC
Dubbed “The Fort” — the region’s newest venture fund aims to correct one of the D.C. tech scene’s most glaring deficiencies: the lack of a centralized, intensive and collaborative hub for startups that offers a mix of office space, mentorship and money. The Fort will be home to an inaugural class of 12 tech startups slated for a six-month stay (give or take, depending on need). Fortify Ventures — also known as — plans to make $2 million in new investments in Fort-based startups this year, according to a source familiar with the plans.

National Women's Business Center

The National Women's Business Center is the only organization in Washington, DC dedicated to offering women business owners high-quality, low-cost business training and support.


U.S. Technologies U.S. Technologies is an Internet Incubator and B2B Enterprise Developer that pursues, funds and nurtures Internet visionaries and companies that provide Internet solutions that transform and re-invent businesses.


Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC):
The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) is a business incubator that serves as a hub of technology commercialization. One of the focuses of the CIC is the development of firms specializing in homeland security technology, the first in the nation with this focus.

Human Vision Incubator
The Human Vision Incubator is a privately run facility operated by a high tech entrepreneur. Acceptance into the incubator is by invitation only. The selected firms will receive business and technical assistance from the owner. Flexible office suites are available for 4 to 5 small high tech firms.

Maryland Technology Development Center
Currently under the management of Montgomery County, the state-of-the-art 55,000, square foot facility opened in 1999 and is consistently fully leased to over 30 start-up and early stage biotechnology and information technology companies.

NeoTech Incubator
The Center for Business and Technology Development, part of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, is home to The NeoTech Incubator, created to assist start-up firms in the areas of computer hardware and software development, telecommunications hardware development, and Internet and Web development.

Prince George's County Technology Assistance Centre (TAC) Incubator
The Prince George's County Technology Assistance Center (TAC) Incubator provides shared services, managerial and technical assistance and flexible office space for small technology firms.

The Technology Growth Center at University Town Center
The Technology Growth Center offers assistance with business plan development and financing, technical assistance and access to facilities at the U. of Md., and moderately priced facilities in a million-square foot office complex adjacent to a metro station and shopping mall.

University of Maryland-Technology Advancement Program (TAP)
The Technology Advancement Program (TAP) is a business incubation program located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. TAP focuses on providing technical and business support to start-up and early-stage companies that are developing and commercializing technology-based products and services.

Business Incubation Center
Offers Office Space with unlimited counseling services from expert counselors including Small Business Development Center, Women's Business Center, Business Finance Center and Financial Education Center for Women Entrepreneurs.

Fairfax County EDA

The Fairfax County BioAccelerator, located in Springfield, can accommodate up to 12 early-stage bioscience, biomedical and bioinformatics companies.

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Incubator
The Reston Chamber of Commerce offers extended services to selected entrepreneurs, such as 30 free hours of consulting, along with a Virtual Incubator, for those firms who need the support but not the office space.

The Mason Enterprise Center
The Mason Enterprise Center offers executive-suite office space in Fairfax City for technology firms on the rise.

Fairfax Innovation Center
The Fairfax Innovation Center, a business incubator located at the Mason Enterprise Center in Old Town Fairfax, provides furnished office space, telephone and receptionist service to start-up businesses. It is the largest, university-based business incubator in the Commonwealth of Virginia, featuring over 49 office spaces. Start-ups located here also have access to the business advisors, networking opportunities and the full range of quality educational programs offered by the Mason Enterprise Center.

Teqcorner offers short-term, flexible leases to start-up, high growth technology firms.
While there are several university affiliated incubators in the region there are none in Washington, DC. NeXcelerator will be based near UDC but will support the entrepreneurial development efforts of all six major universities in DC.


The Fort is the only tech accelerator that serves neXcelerator's target market that provides startup capital.

Minority Businesses

The New Me, located in Palo alto, CA is only other incubator/accelerator besides neXcelerator that focuses on minority entrepreneurs in technology.


more of nexcelerator pitch team atlanta 2011Francisca Caceres, Director of Marketing

Francisca Caceres has more than ten years of marketing experience with various firms both in the USA and her native country, Columbia. During her professional career Francisca developed and executed marketing communication plans for clients ranging from $600 million national manufacturers to small regional equipment distributors.

Ms. Caceres currently serves as the Associate Director of Communications  at the University of the District of Columbia where she is also working toward an MBA in marketing. In this role, Francisca developed annual communication and advertising plans for the University.

James Dean, Director of Program Management and Technical Services

James Dean has several years experience in program management. He is currently program manager for the computer engineering department at Thomson Reuters, in Washington DC. He served in a similar capacity with the US Department of Transportation and the US Department of Labor.

Mr. Dean is a computer engineer and an IT expert. He has administered desk-side and telephone diagnostic, analysis and troubleshooting support/repair to hardware, software, A/V, communication, network, remote, output, broadcast and news-making technology and devices.  He has coordinated IT projects and written and designed technical documents.


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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 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, 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
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 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!

Breaking News to action now!

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 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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