Julia Kurnia of Zidisha: How Non-Profit Used Tech Startup Tactics to Build a Microlending Marketplace

Small Business Trends: Tell us a little bit of your personal background. Julia Kurnia: I’ve always been interested in using technology to bring better opportunities, better access to capital to the world’s poorest places. When Kiva got started in 2005, I was very excited by the idea and I got […]

Indore-Patna Express Derailment: WhatsApp Being Used by Doctors to Find Kin of Survivors

Eight-year-old Sejal Yadav was pulled from the wreckage of a derailed train in northern India and rushed alone to hospital. Hours later she was reunited with her brother – thanks to WhatsApp. As survivors were rescued from the mangled carriages of the Indore-Patna Express on Sunday, many – including children […]

Are Startup Failure Rates as Bad as They Used to Be?

The chances of your business surviving past the five-year mark are somewhat better than they used to be, says one economics expert. According to research and commentary from Dr. Scott Shane, professor of economics and entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University (and long-time SBT contributor), startup failure rates have declined […]

‘In Peru, i used to be faced with the aid of historical gadgets that people nonetheless play’

can’t consider some thing more charming than what a useless donkey’s jaw appears like whilst youpositioned it on a legitimate machine. In Peru, i was constantly faced by means of these ancientcontraptions that human beings still play. For me, that’s what’s inspiring: locating and taking pictures the essence of the […]