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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 http://youth10000hub.blogspot.com 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
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
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
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
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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.
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 Fortify.vc — 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
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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):
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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.
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
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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.
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.