entrepreneurship

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 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.

November 15, 2018

INNOVATION

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.

November 6, 2018

INNOVATION

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.

May 20, 2016

INNOVATION

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.

February 13, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Putting Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence into High Gear: More Startup Innovations for the Internet of Everything

Cisco’s leadership in the emerging market for the Internet of Everything (IoE), Smart Cities and Big Data/analytics rests on our ability to harness the technologies and business models of our global partner ecosystem – especially those of early-stage startups who are building truly disruptive capabilities for the future. I previously shared my vision of Cisco […]