EforAll: Helping small businesses through entrepreneurship
We recently sat down with EforAll's CEO, David Parker, to learn how they are helping entrepreneurs navigate these challenging times, and why it is more important than ever to support small businesses.
How a former Global Problem Solver winner is helping to monitor patient vital signs
Neopenda is a social enterprise startup that won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Prize at the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition. Sona Shah, co-founder and CEO of Neopenda, recently shared with us how their device, neoGuard, is being used on neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients to help monitor their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How one NGO helps farmers use mobile phones to invest in a better harvest
myAgro is a Cisco nonprofit partner addressing critical human needs. Read on to find out how they are supporting smallholder farmers in Africa.
How Arizona eighth graders find solutions to the community’s toughest social problems
Eighth grade social studies teacher Edgar Ochoa was excited to implement the Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series) supplemental curriculum, but he wasn’t entirely sure how his students were going to react.
How an Animated Series is Turning Phoenix-area Students and Teachers into Social Entrepreneurs
Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers: The Series program aims to instill the tenets of social entrepreneurship and responsible use of technology into middle schools. The animated series follows a team of teenage superheroes who work together to solve social problems around the world.
Innovating in a Corporation: The Best of Both Worlds
While many people assume entrepreneurs cannot thrive in corporate environments, this is not the case. Corporations provide greater resources that enable employees to be even more innovative than employees at startups.
Digital Poets “Hack” Their Way to Innovation
What is it to “hack” something? How can a “hack” make something better? It wasn’t until the end of my own journey through a “hackathon” that the concept was so...
#CiscoChat Recap: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Social Entrepreneurship
Whether you’re a student with an idea for the “next big thing” or an organization looking to scale, technology is playing a huge part in making innovation possible.
Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence Accelerates its Momentum and Extends Corporate Venturing into New Technology Areas with …
Three-and-a-half years ago, an informal brainstorming session among a few us started a broader discussion on how we should co-innovate with the startup ecosystem, which eventually led to the creation of a new corporate venturing program for startups and scaleups - Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) - built on Cisco’s foundation of innovation and market opportunity.