Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu holding footwear (Courtesy of SoleRebels)

This woman exports Ethiopian heart and sole

With annual revenue of about $15 million, SoleRebels is the first African consumer brand to open retail stores around the globe, with locations in 55 countries.
Man and woman walking together (© Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)

Women entrepreneurs in spotlight at summit in India

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicked off in Hyderabad with India's prime minister and Ivanka Trump both emphasizing the importance of empowering women.
Man jumping across a ravine holding a briefcase.

Got a business idea? Take this leap.

The world improves one great idea at a time. Ask the Kenyan who turned a bicycle into a cellphone charger. Or the South African...

Tom Szaky: Staying one step ahead of the world’s trash

Tom Szaky dropped out of Princeton University to collect trash. He founded TerraCycle to keep garbage out of landfills and incinerators, where it releases...
Two scientists work on their lunar lander.

Google’s Lunar XPrize drives private space race

In his mind, aerospace engineer and entrepreneur Ruben Nunez set out for the moon the day he heard about the Google Lunar XPrize, a...
Man with umbrella walking through outdoor shopping center (© AP Images)

American cities are open for business

American cities are clamoring for new business to set up shop on their Main Streets. Overseas companies looking to grow are interested in what they offer.
Woman squatting next to open solar suitcase (Courtesy of Laura Stachel)

With her solar suitcase, she transforms health care

Shocked by the lack of reliable electricity in some rural health clinics, Laura Stachel and her husband designed a portable solar electric system.
Infographic on business startups (GIST)

Startup 101: After you start, what comes next?

For any startup, a great business plan and targeting the right market are essential. But then comes the hard part of running the fledgling enterprise.

America’s space chief tells African youth: ‘Be bold and fearless’

Charles Bolden of NASA encourages young African leaders to be “bold and fearless,” and to join together to meet the challenges of the world today.