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The Article:10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job
The Publisher: Inc.
The Scoop:Launching a business while still working a day job can be a Herculean effort, but it’s not impossible. So what does it take? Hustle, confidence and, most of all, motivation.
The Article:You Don’t Have To Be A VC To Invest In Cleantech—And Our World’s Future Needs Investors
The Publisher: Quartz
The Scoop:From entire nations (such as China) to individuals looking to make an impact, the trend of investing in cleantech has been embraced by a variety of stakeholders.
The Article:What I Learned In My First Year of Social Entrepreneurship
The Publisher:Huffington Post Impact
The Scoop:From the a-ha moment to actual product, the first year as a start-up can often be the most pivotal. One social entrepreneur discusses the ins and outs of his first 365 days as a venture owner.
The Article:The Toddler at Y Combinator
The Publisher: Fast Company
The Scoop:Entrepreneurs are known to stretch themselves to make a passion project a success. When given a chance to take part in a famed accelerator, one woman had no choice but to accept the offer — with her 2-year-old in tow.
The Article:A New Path for Social Enterprises Through the “Valley of Death”
The Publisher: Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Scoop:Many social enterprises get abandoned during the period between seed money and growth capital. But there may be help on the way through capital combinations, designed to help bridge the gap.