Idania del Río seated at desk (Courtesy of Idania del Río)

T-shirts, a T. rex and new designs in Old Havana

In a new and more open economic environment in Cuba, artists are able to share their products — and their originality — with the world.
Illustration of woman pushing economic graph upward (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Here’s how U.S. companies help women worldwide

Major U.S. corporations are steering their charity to women's economic empowerment, from factory workers to women-owned businesses.
Two men smiling, standing back to back (© Shane Harvey)

A $1 million prize for making smartphones possible

The computer industry shrugged when two engineering professors said they'd found a simpler way to make chips. But today 99 percent of smartphones and devices use their method, and they're $1 million richer.
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.
Illustration of woman holding items for office and home tasks (State Dept.)video

Economies flourish with more women-owned businesses [video]

The ranks of female entrepreneurs are growing fast for a good reason. A country's GDP jumps when female business owners get the capital and help they need.

Small businesses are like plants: They thrive in a robust ecosystem

Rwanda, Colombia and other countries prove that places plagued by poverty can make progress when they establish an entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Mariana Costa Checa standing next to Mark Zuckerberg and Obama (U.S. Embassy Lima)

Her cameo with Obama and Zuckerberg makes a whole country proud...

Mariana Costa Checa of Laboratoria discussed her company in front of cameras with President Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Starting a business? Learn the 5 most important things you need...

Entrepreneurs have great ideas, but you need a plan to build your business. Join this Feb. 9 webchat to learn how to prioritize your needs and succeed.
Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University's graduation ceremony in 2005 continues to motivate entrepreneurs around the world.video

‘Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have...

Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University's graduation ceremony in 2005 continues to motivate entrepreneurs around the world.