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Silicon Dragon Eyes LA With Alibaba’s Move To Set Up In Pasadena (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Alibaba’s new digs in PasadenaAlibaba’s move into Los Angeles by leasing a 22,000 square foot office space in Pasadena’s new Playhouse Plaza signals a bigger opening of cross-border China and southern California business connections. These links …

Silicon Dragon Dealmakers Face Beijing VC Bubble (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Dealmaker panel at Silicon Dragon Beijing 2015It’s a nerve wracking time for venture capitalists doing deals in China today. Valuations to invest in hot startups that could be the next unicorn have escalated to new heights. Yet no one wants to take a…

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Doesn’t Sound Like a CEO In New York (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

If it’s true that dreams can change the world, then Jack Ma may be on to something big.Alibaba’s founder spoke before a packed ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria at the Economic Club of New York, and told of his vision to take China’s e-commerce ti…

Follow up to Ferrocement cisterns in the mountains of Verettes (Mark Hare via Haiti)

A quick follow up to the original blog. I spoke with Andre yesterday, Thursday May 14th. Ricot Joachim and Exode returned to Dofine this week to finish the project. They put the top on the cistern at MRPST’s school/center, then went up into the mountai…

Ferrocement workshop in the mountains of Verettes (Mark Hare via Haiti)

Starting the workshop. We held the theoretical sessions outside the center, because primary school was in session. Participants are: civil engineer, Junior Lapaix (facing, green and grey polo shirt) in Dofine, a beautiful, fertile zone in the mountain…

Renren’s Pivot to Fintech Deals: Hear Joe Chen at Silicon Dragon’s Beijing event May 21 (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

The transition underway at Chinese social media company Renren underscores the fast and furious startup scene for China tech innovation and investments. Never before has the momentum been quicker or the impact deeper and wider. See Forbes post: Renren’…

Inside the IIJ :: YALI Connect Camps in Namibia Produce Innovative Project Proposals (IIJ News)

Fourteen young African leaders from six different countries have gathered here in Windhoek, Namibia to participate in the third and fourth YALI Connect Camps, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of Sta…

YALI Connect Camps in Namibia Produce Innovative Project Proposals (IIJ Blog)

By Kate HillerFourteen young African leaders from six different countries have gathered here in Windhoek, Namibia to participate in the third and fourth YALI Connect Camps, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Depa…

Inside the IIJ :: YALI Connect Camps 1 & 2 a Success in Tanzania (IIJ News)

The purpose of YALI is to invest in the next generation of African leaders through training in innovation and technology, mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities for social change. The core Ohio University team for this proj…

Inside the IIJ :: International Journalist visits Ohio University, studies journalism ethics (IIJ News)

By Cassie Kelly

Visiting international journalist, Romina Spina, says she has found many differences in the American journalism industry compared to her experiences in Europe. Ms. Spina visited Ohio University, courtesy of the Institute for Internat…