Business incubators are programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. Incubators vary in the way they deliver their services, in their organizational structure, and in the types of clients they serve. Successful completion of a business incubation program increases the likelihood that a startup company will stay in business for the long term
I'm holding out for a hero, till the end of the night... — Bony Tyler
Humanity has progressed over thousands of years in incremental steps towards the modern world. While history generally paints of progress in large, broad strokes, there are also instances of technological and social improvement that can be directly attributed to certain individuals working to their greatest capacity. The accomplishments of heroes like Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Norman Borlaug, Georges Lucas, the Beatles, Steven Spielberg, Warrant Buffet, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and Steve Jobs have transformed the world forging contributions that have benefitted for all of humanity, as well as themselves. Had any of the exceptional individuals we mentioned been born as an orphan in a third-world country, a war torn region or in abject poverty, the world would be a distinctly different place.
There are about eleven million orphans, and even more abandoned children, growing up in developing countries. None of them deserve to grow without the love and support of a family. Equally tragically, thousands with the potential to bring tremendous change to the world will not get the opportunity to do so. Our project is to identify fifty gifted orphans, adopt them at an early age, and allow them to live to their potential by raising them on a seastead. Hopefully, these children will grow up to accomplish incredible projects that will better humanity, perhaps even in the regions we save them from. Their exceptional intelligence increases the likelihood that they will be able to contribute a significant amount of money back to the orphanage, making it a profitable humanitarian venture.
Our Story — From: Skateistan
Skateistan began as a Kabul-based Afghan NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and is now an International non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. Skateistan is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds.
Our goal is to always be a unique social project with quality.
- We work with youth ages 5-18.
- Over 50% of our students are streetworking children.
- Nearly 40% of our students are girls.
The RUAF Foundation is an international network of seven regional resource centres and one global resource centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security. RUAF is providing training, technical support and policy advice to local and national governments, producer organizations, NGO's and other local stakeholders.
For more information you are welcome to contact one of the RUAF Partners.
The RUAF website contains information on the RUAF-FSTT programme, the activities in each pilot city and all RUAF publications, including the Urban Agriculture Magazine as well as an extensive online bibliographic database and other valuable resources.
Cebu Business Incubator in I.T. or Cebu InIT is a Technology Business Incubator made possible by UP Cebu College and DOST.
It aims to create an environment where members of different sectors (e.g., academe, industry, government) and from different disciplines (e.g., scientists, engineers, business analysts) can cooperate to develop technological innovations which can be deployed to solve real problems.
Their Vision is:
“To be the most successful “inter-disciplinary” incubation facility in the Philippines, helping technology enterprises be sustainable and successfully commercialize technology innovations.”