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Colombia & bidx

With an estimate of 48 million inhabitants, Colombia is one of the largest countries in South America. It is the fourth biggest economy in Latin America with a GDP of about $680 Billion. It therefore makes sense that it comes in seventh place when looking at the total number of business plans on all bidx

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Jorge Merino tells us how he works on improving the access to drinking-water in Ecuador

Ten years ago, Jorge Merino Salom, who has his postgraduate degree in water management, was visiting a farm owned by one of his friends on the Ecuadorian coast. He had a life-changing experience there that lead him to start a new business in the hope of tackling the problem of access to clean drinking water

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She likes me, she 5-star rates me not

About 9 years ago, Time Magazine chose ‘you’ as its person of the year. Yes, you, and everyone who is not just a mere consumer of online content, but a contributor now. That was when user-generated content was taking off, and the rise of what was called web 2.0 back then. Cultural theorist Henry Jenkins,

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Let’s get Startups financed, but then without a crowdfunding platform … here’s how

Crowd funding is all the fashion these days. But it takes a lot of marketing skills and some IT know-how to get this going. For those of you who already have all the parts of the puzzle, but not the platform, here is the alternative.   Let’s deal with this in a simple way, the

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Do international SME investment funds kill the rise of local investors?

March 2011 Normally I would welcome every new fund that invests in developing country businesses with open arms. After all finance for businesses in developing countries is hard to come by. Especially young businesses with a lack of track record. Or growing businesses that are constantly strapped for cash to fuel their growth. Every new

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