Three people planting in garden (USAID)

Meet a woman scientist helping the environment

The November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs like Sasha Kramer who are changing lives.
Darril Saunders standing in front of sun backdrop (© 2016 Karen Rubin/

Darril Saunders: Chocolate is her passion — and business too

For Darril Saunders, growing cocoa beans wasn't enough. She created and developed a brand of cocoa products and has become a true entrepreneur.
Raymond Wu seated at laboratory bench (Courtesy of Wynd)

Entrepreneur gives tips for making it in Silicon Valley [video]

Raymond Wu shares his experience of co-founding a high-tech startup company in Silicon Valley in California. What's the key to success for startups?
Child climbing a designed wall (ClimbZone)

New Zealand company scales heights in U.S.

SelectUSA helped ClimbZone, a New Zealand–based manufacturer of climbing walls, open its franchise business in the U.S.
Diagram of computer converting eye movement into speech (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Could an app help the speechless communicate? This Trinidadian thinks so.

After strokes or head trauma, patients can have difficulty communicating with their caretaker. This entrepreneur is working on an app to give them a voice.

Silicon Valley to host the world’s entrepreneurs [video]

President Obama announced that next year the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held in the United States' "birthplace of innovation."
Young men and women seated at desks with course materials in classroom (Courtesy of AMIDEAST)

Why wait for a job? These young people create business opportunities...

Entrepreneurship is flourishing in the Middle East, where nearly half the population is under 25 and youth unemployment hovers around 30 percent.
Two women standing on dirt path and looking at tablet (Fundación Capital)

Creating new startups with the help of an app

A USAID-funded program teaches finance to families in Latin America with tablet computers. Some of them start businesses and succeed.
Headshot of woman in red jacket, wearing glasses (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

North Korean defector serves up hope in her restaurant

In her restaurant, Lee Ae-ran serves everyone — South Koreans and fellow defectors — flavors from home.