April 2013

Voice of America reports on how NCIIA is helping college students invent devices beneficial to developing countries

Voice of America has put together a great video and story related to NCIIA's Open Minds event, which took place last week as part of our annual conference. The piece goes into detail about how our students' inventions are helping people in developing countries in a variety of ways, whether it be portable, cheap greenhouses, a better container for vaccines, or earthquake-resistant concrete panels. Take a look!

At NCIIA's Open 2013 conference, a shift toward responsible startups

Take a look at this blog post at NextBillion.net highlighting a few of the teams that presented at Open Minds during our annual conference in DC last week. It goes on to explain NCIIA's approach to scaling up social ventures: integrating core concepts of for-profit businesses--mapping a strategy, articulating a value proposition and conducting market research--to vastly improve upon a company's service demand and delivery models. Worth a read!