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Secret Billionaire: The Chuck Feeney Story

Charles Francis Feeney was born April 23 1931 in Elizabeth, New Jersey is an Irish-American businessman and philanthropist who found The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. He is also a co-founder, with Robert Warren Miller, of the Duty Free Shoppers Group. Its concept is offering high-end concessions to travelers, free of import taxes. DFS began operations in Hong Kong and later expanding to Europe and other continents. DFS’ first major breakthrough came in the early 1960s.

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Campus: Bringing Ideas to Life

Campus is Europe’s the newest co-working space and entrepreneur community. The company helps great ideas come to life by providing a place people can meet, collaborate and inspire each other.Campus promotes an open culture that values the energy and input of people from all walks of life.

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FounderFuel: Essential Help For Startups

FounderFuel is an intensive 12-week mentor-driven startup accelerator that will help the startup increase traction, secure partnerships, and get to revenue faster, all in effort to help entrepreneurs raise follow-on funding. The company is focused on startups in the web, mobile, saas and gaming spaces. FounderFuel provides seed funding and access to a network of investors (VCs and Angels), experienced entrepreneurs and top executives, all to help you accelerate the success of your business. The company provides everything that entrepreneurs need to get to the next level.

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Fuel: The world’s smallest cell phone charger

The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is the smallest emergency phone charger, and its 220 milliAmp hour battery is designed to give you around 20 – 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours more standby, depending on how you use your cell phone. Perfect for when you have had an unexpected delay, or haven’t been able to fully charge your phone, and you need to make a few calls, send a work email or use your GPS and maps function to find your way home. The Fuel Micro charger is the world’s smallest cell phone recharging device. And it is absolutely tiny- just 1.3 by 0.9 by half an inch. It’s so small that it can sit easily on your keyring, you can slip it into the 5th pocket of your jeans, or even have it hanging off your cellphone.

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Packswell: Simple bags for complicated times

Life is complicated. Your bag shouldn’t be. Packswell bags are designed to be simple and timeless, to be functional and stylish. They’re built to last. They’re made from durable materials that look better with time. They’re manufactured in the USA to the highest standards.

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Krže Studio: Exclusive Vegan Footwear Collection

It is no longer fashionable to blindly design or purchase products derived from inhumane and environmentally damaging sources. What is fashionable is being aware and conscientious in every part of our lives. Together, we can cultivate an intelligent fashion philosophy, -says the author.

Krže Studio (pronounced kârzh?, the traditional spelling of Leila’s last name, means “light” in Slovenian) was created to offer a new possibility in men’s and women’s footwear: a Los Angeles-driven aesthetic, expressed in thoughtful designs and made in the most luxurious and advanced vegan materials in the world.

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Projecting Change Film Festival 2012

The Projecting Change Film Festival (PCFF) is proud to announce its 2013 schedule, which includes 13 films, over 15 speakers, a variety of workshops, and two unique galas. Celebrating its 6th year, the festival takes place over 5 days from April 24 – 28, 2013 at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, in Vancouver. The festival’s new tagline – Stay Curious – aims to unite its audience by reaching beyond themes of environmental and social change to explore significantly broader concepts such as empowerment, identity, culture, and global connection.

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The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition brings business and tech together

Now in its 22nd year, the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is a leading-edge forum for students and researchers in the MIT community to act on their talent, ideas and energy to launch tomorrow’s leading firms. A year-long educational experience, the MIT $100K brings together a network of resources (feedback from top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, media exposure, mentors, educational guidance, networking and more than $350K in cash and prizes) to help participants through the new venture construction process. As such, the competition is structured across three contests:

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Bonuu! – an online loyalty system for small and medium businesses

Bonuu! is a startup founded in San Paulo, Brazil, by an engineer called Martin Romero who developed an online loyalty system for small and medium businesses that replaces the traditional, not customized and poorly sticky discount cards; with an unique customer rewards program that reflect the culture of small companies.

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