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Men vs. women: Why pitching your startup is like dating

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By Rania Anderson, president & founder of The Way Women Work 

Last week, I sat with four other judges in Miami, listening to the finalists at the WeXchange Latin American women’s entrepreneur pitch competition. The businesses and entrepreneurs were strong evidence of the rise of female entrepreneurs in Latin America.

El arte de evaluar: 5 puntos que tendrán en cuenta los jurados de WeXchange para seleccionar el mejor Pitch

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Por Marta Cruz 

Los concursos y competencias generan una valoración instantánea y extra para tu startup, a la vez de tener la posibilidad de contar con múltiples miradas sobre tu proyecto. También consiste en un atajo para conocer inversores que podrían invertir en el futuro cercano en tu compañía permitiendo desplegar así tu plan de expansión.

What we’ve learned about remittance recipients in the Dominican Republic

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 By Rocío González del Rey Armenteros

Unlike the majority of remittance recipient countries, the Dominican Republic has the peculiarity of handling the vast majority of its remittance transfers as cash delivered to their home. Just 3.5% of Dominican remittance recipients receive their remittances as a direct deposit to a bank account. Though it doesn’t get much more comfortable than receiving your remittances in cash at your doorstep, the home delivery of remittances represents a major limitation for financial inclusion efforts. These clients are accustomed to the service and are resistant to traveling to a branch office to pick up their money or access other financial products and services. 

El enfoque pedagógico y la investigación acción como una estrategia del Desarrollo Territorial

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Por Pablo Costamagna

¿Cómo se producen los cambios en los territorios?, ¿Cómo se potencian capacidades? ¿Cómo se construyen los diálogos en escenarios de disputas y negociaciones? y ¿Cómo se animan procesos sociales participativos? Son preguntas claves para el diseño de políticas de Desarrollo Territorial y llegar a ellas requirió de una actitud de aprendizaje de nuestras experiencias.

To connect or not to connect? Shifting energy industry forges unlikely partnerships

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On the big island in Hawaii, the sun shines 168 days of the year. In Honolulu, it jumps to 271 days of sunshine. That’s the perfect market to launch a new partnership between solar panel supplier SolarCity and electric carmaker Tesla Motors.

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