startup

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.
Three elephants in the wild (© Ana Verahrami/Elephant Listening Project)

A new way to help save elephants

Learn how biologists from Cornell University are tapping into new technology to track and protect African elephants from poaching.
Legs of blind woman walking on the sidewalk, using a white cane (Shutterstock)

How the blind can experience shopping or a solar eclipse [video]

A California company's smart glasses and remote, live assistants are opening doors for the blind and the visually impaired.
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.
Young man in traditional Philippine garb (USAID)

Youth in the Philippines stand up for their futures

Meet a young man in the Philippines who was able to restart his T-shirt company with the help of USAID after ISIS militants tried to take over his city.
Man placing collar on cow (U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan)

Pakistani ‘Fulbright Hero’ built a startup — and a smart collar...

Umer Adnan won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship that took him to tech hubs across the U.S. That helped him launch a startup that could add $2 billion to Pakistan's economy.
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.
Large group portrait (© The Coca-Cola Company)

U.S. ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ helps startups

Alumni from an innovative U.S.-backed business program for the Mideast and North Africa return to the U.S. to share their accomplishments.