Drinking from the fire hose – Reflections on the Social Innovation Summit 12

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft A party among some close friends and colleagues on a beautiful sunny day in New York is always fun, especially if you’re on the 87th floor with some breathtaking views and surrounded by original art from Picasso, Chagall, Miro and Liechtenstein. This is what Zeev…


Meet the Imagine Cup students turned social entrepreneurs

This week Dominik Tomicevic from Croatia, Jason Mitsuyuki Wakizaka from the United States, Francisco Perez from Ecuador, and Mohammad Lu’ay Alazzam from Jordan were playing with the very latest Microsoft technology – in this case our new Microsoft Surface – in Davos, the Swiss village that hosts the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. They were…


How social entrepreneurs are tackling the toughest issues (VIDEO)

On this blog we often talk about the next generation of Social Entrepreneurs and the ways in which people are aiming to solve the toughest global issues through the use of technology. Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a panel of entrepreneurs on our Redmond campus to hear firsthand how they are investing their…


So you say you want to be a social entrepreneur?

(Team Viva Farms takes home three awards; Photo by Karen Ducey, hosted on the SIFP website)  Monday evening while millions of Americans tuned in to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, I watched a slightly different kind of competition that showcased the potential to touch the lives of…

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