Latest Ashoka: Innovators for the Public Stories

2010-04-06 09:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 80% of Ashoka Fellows have changed the rules that govern our societies and market systems according to a study conducted by Ashoka and the Corporate Executive Board. Additionally, 72% of Ashoka Fellows are using a market based approach (earned revenue, for profit components or collaborating with businesses), blurring the line between sectors and creating Business Social Congruence. Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who are...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashoka and The Lemelson Foundation, with support from Microsoft®, will bring together inventors and social entrepreneurs from February 11 to 13, 2010 in Hyderabad, India. The goals of this first-of-its-kind meeting, called Tech4Society, are to bring greater attention to the importance of technological innovation in driving global development and to highlight effective strategies for cultivating the next generation of...

2009-09-24 14:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth and Ashoka will partner to create the first international fellowship program that links committed young professionals with seasoned social entrepreneurs to improve maternal health in developing countries. The Maternal Health Task Force and Ashoka will be featuring the Young Champions for Maternal Health Program as a commitment to action at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, where...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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