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How You Can Support America's Heroes And Help Them Win $50K

May 23, 2017






Folks, the American Heroes Charity Challenge has officially launched and can either give money to your favorite nonprofit helping America's heroes, or raise up to $50K for your nonprofit. You can still sign up. The Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition where organizations benefiting America's heroes, such as veterans, military families, police, and firefighters, compete… Read more »

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How Two Neighbors Shared Much More Than Wifi And Helped An International Community

May 22, 2017






Craig Newmark and Organic Health Response come full circle 8 years later After a chance meeting at a San Francisco coffee shop eight years ago, the founder of craigslist took a chance on a dreamer with a big idea. That dream was Organic Health Response, a nonprofit that now helps thousands of underserved people in… Read more »

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Women Startup Challenge Winner Simprints is Solving a World Problem One Fingerprint at a Time

May 12, 2017






Hey, just recently the Women Startup Challenge Europe announced the winners of the first international pitch competition. Women entrepreneurs from six countries competed for €50,000 in cash among other prizes at London's City Hall. The 10 finalists pitched their ventures before an important panel of tech industry executives and investors on May 3 at London's… Read more »

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Avoiding Inequity By Giving Youth A Voice

May 8, 2017






All youth deserve to have a voice on issues that matter to them. Unfortunately, research continues to show that this ideal is not achieved for millions of young people. CIRCLE is committed to helping organizations and governments use research and data to improve civic life and close gaps in opportunities for civic engagement. In a… Read more »

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TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest

May 3, 2017






Folks, the global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. This is being hosted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). TruthBuzz wants your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. The Craig Newmark Foundation has teamed up to support 'em and… Read more »

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30 Women in London's Tech Scene to Follow on LinkedIn

April 26, 2017






Folks, the Women Startup Challenge Europe is next week in London on May 3rd at City Hall. Leading up to that, my team and I are showcasing women in tech around London in a series. This is Part II of that series. If you missed the first installation, you can check out 25 London Tech… Read more »

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25 London Tech Women to Follow on Twitter

April 14, 2017






Hey, there's a problem with gender equity in tech, and unless we're actively doing something about it, it won't get fixed. Not everyone has the money or expertise to become investors and fund women-led startups, but sometimes it's the little things. You can do something as simple as talk about the gender gap to create… Read more »

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Facebook Launches Tool to Fight Misinformation

April 7, 2017






People want to see accurate information on Facebook and across the web. As a response, Facebook just launched a new educational tool to fight misinformation. False news and hoaxes are harmful to our community and make the world less informed. We all have a responsibility to curb the spread of false news. Facebook sees a… Read more »

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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

April 3, 2017






In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions,… Read more »

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10 European Women Startup Challenge Finalists That May Change the World

March 29, 2017






Folks, after some really tough deliberating, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge judges have chosen the 10 finalists from across Europe to pitch at London's City Hall, hosted by the office of Mayor Sadiq Khan. (Note: The event is open to the public, and you can get tickets here.) The Women Startup Challenge Europe received… Read more »

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