Children jumping up and down in a line (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Shoes that grow and other innovations

Innovators in medicine, agriculture and sanitation are among the recipients of the 2018 Patents for Humanity Award, presented by the U.S. government.
Woman taking a picture with her cellphone of a man spray painting a mural (Diego Astarita/AmCham)

Youth transform Southern Cone into ‘region of makers’

Building a startup is not a popular career choice in the Southern Cone, but some young entrepreneurs in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay want to change that.
ShareAmerica global entrepreneurship 2018 poster in Spanish (State Dept./D. Hamill)

Be an innovator. Download this free poster.

Succeeding as an entrepreneur requires passion and a few key steps. Find out what those are by downloading a free handbook and poster.
Hand reaching for a floating cube (Shutterstock)

Innovation propels U.S. economy to Number 1 ranking

The U.S. economy once again is the most competitive, thanks to the American knack for innovation and entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum says.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.
Bar graph of patent applications from non-residents in 2017

Intellectual property: Protecting ideas is good for business

Protecting your ideas is critical in business. That's why the United States has some of the strongest intellectual property protections in the world.
Person cutting end of knotted thread from embroidered cloth (© Two Neighbors)

Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.
Man and woman standing next to each other, smiling (© Ovamba)

U.S. startup finds new way to finance African businesses

Getting a loan can be tough for growing businesses in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire. One U.S. company has developed an alternative to traditional bank loans.
YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?