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The Article:Don’t Throw Your “Dumb” Business Idea Away. It Can Bring You A Fortune
The Scoop:Even successful startups like Uber and Airbnb were hard sells at first. Here are a few reasons why an outlandish idea could actually be the ticket to success.
The Article:Australia’s Answer To Tesla: Indigenous Firm AllGrid Shines In Solar Battery Industry
The Publisher:The Guardian
The Scoop:As interest in solar power batteries grows thanks to Tesla’s exciting Powerwall model, an indigenous-owned Australian startup hopes to compete at just one third the cost.
The Article:Fifty Enterprise Startups You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Who Really Are Changing The World
The Publisher:Business Insider
The Scoop:From Bomberbot, an app that teaches children to code to Natural Pad, a gamified physical therapy tool, these are 50 startups poised to make major impact in 2016.
The Article:What Kenya’s Biggest Slum Can Teach Us About Saving Cities From Floods
The Scoop:A group of architects, designers and civil engineers came together to try and solve the flooding and sanitary issues plaguing one of Kenya’s largest slums—and they may have come away with a strategy that could help many all around the world avoid the same problems.
The Article:Indian Women Entrepreneurs at Startup India: Things Are Better, But Much More Needs To Change
The Scoop:India is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and booming tech hubs in the world, but its women still face many challenges on their way to entrepreneurship.