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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.
Artist's rendition of computer processor chip on circuit board (© Shutterstock)

This Asian-American tech entrepreneur tried harder

Asian-American entrepreneur David Lam quit academia and found success in Silicon Valley, where the culture tolerates failure and rewards good ideas. Trying harder helps too.
Student in lab coat standing among tubes and flasks in lab (© Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post via Getty Images)

A pioneer town reinventing how we harness energy

Fort Collins, Colorado, began as a cavalry outpost in the Old West, but grew into a 21st century capital of scientific innovation, tackling the world's greatest energy challenges.
A woman and two men standing near a poster for charcoal and holding bags of charcoal (BrightGreen Renewable Energy)

African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
Young woman standing and speaking in front of large TV screens (© Michael Desmond/ABC/Getty Images)

Teen tech whiz prompts cyberbullies to rethink their words

An American teenager created an app aimed at cutting back on cyberbullying. The app asks the user to rethink a message before pushing "Send."
Illustration of businesswoman standing beneath wrecking ball shaped like lightbulb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Surviving disruption in business

Terry Jones disrupted the travel business as a founder of Travelocity and chairman of Kayak.com. Here's his advice on how businesses can embrace innovation.