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Twist What Exists

Let’s remix and recontextualize, invert and iterate, extend and expand existing initiatives towards new horizons for increased impact.

During our Research phase we learned about exciting initiatives that are already creating employment opportunities and pathways. Starting with the crucial components of these successful initiatives, let’s remix and recontextualize, invert and iterate, extend and expand these towards new horizons for increased impact.
  • How might we build better employment opportunities and pathways  by bringing existing successful approaches and concepts to new communities?
  • How might we combine existing initiatives to exponentially expand their impact?
  • How might we adapt an existing initiative for a new context? (eg. the developing world)
  • How might we extend  existing initiatives to include more youth?

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The idea is to leverage youth with the freedom and flexibility to re-think, re-vision, re-purpose, re-brand and re-package an item that is inexpensive, accessible, and is used in everyday life to address a specific need for individuals in a different

The idea is to leverage youth with the freedom and flexibility to re-think, re-vision, re-purpose, re-brand and re-package an item that is inexpensive, accessible, and is used in everyday life to address a specific need for individuals in a different

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Our idea is a gamified online platform that helps students to earn in the form of shares (currencies) to be used for a mobile recharge, $5 gift cards, $10 offs etc by implementing the shared economy (collaborative work space) using the Gamification c

Our idea is a gamified online platform that helps students to earn in the form of shares (currencies) to be used for a mobile recharge, $5 gift cards, $10 offs etc by implementing the shared economy (collaborative work space) using the Gamification c

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Five policies can spur job growth. It's that simple. 

* Limit Corporate Hoarding, Spur Hiring  

* Set an Earnings Ceiling 

* Raise Minimum Wage and Help (Not Hurt) Youth Employment  

* Open Borders: Visa-Free Work Abroad 

* Improve Pub

Five policies can spur job growth. It's that simple. * Limit Corporate Hoarding, Spur Hiring * Set an Earnings Ceiling * Raise Minimum Wage and Help (Not Hurt) Youth Employment * Open Borders: Visa-Free Work Abroad * Improve Pub

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Our idea is a social enterprise that tackles the problem of inclusive economic development. We will deliver a platform to individuals and local organisations, that offers a structured startup program, a database of validated business models and local

Our idea is a social enterprise that tackles the problem of inclusive economic development. We will deliver a platform to individuals and local organisations, that offers a structured startup program, a database of validated business models and local

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Building on the existing informal cooperative society (Chama) model to create and explore different pathways to youth employment.

Building on the existing informal cooperative society (Chama) model to create and explore different pathways to youth employment.

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All the projects in this Ideas stage can be shown publicly on Shopificaching. All the resources each project seeks for implementation can be obtained via Shopificaching. The value and relevance of every project to every corner of the planet can be id

All the projects in this Ideas stage can be shown publicly on Shopificaching. All the resources each project seeks for implementation can be obtained via Shopificaching. The value and relevance of every project to every corner of the planet can be id

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In a world where people constantly attempt to make themselves presentable in interviews, presentations, workplaces, and more, more and more of us forget what introverts can do.

Another side note: Because we are students living in the Bay Area, we

In a world where people constantly attempt to make themselves presentable in interviews, presentations, workplaces, and more, more and more of us forget what introverts can do. Another side note: Because we are students living in the Bay Area, we

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Any relevant organization(e.g. consulting firms, NGOs, government agencies)would research growth opportunities in various communities & would devise business plans to make use of these opportunities in any sector e.g. tourism, agriculture, technology

Any relevant organization(e.g. consulting firms, NGOs, government agencies)would research growth opportunities in various communities & would devise business plans to make use of these opportunities in any sector e.g. tourism, agriculture, technology

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Modeled on Americorps, this initiative would place young adults from 18-25 in one-year paid internships (with the possibility of re-upping for a second year) with NGOs, start-ups, public entities and for-profit companies across the country and around

Modeled on Americorps, this initiative would place young adults from 18-25 in one-year paid internships (with the possibility of re-upping for a second year) with NGOs, start-ups, public entities and for-profit companies across the country and around

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Mobile phone penetration globally is changing the way we connect, communicate and, work. Now, more than ever, youth have the opportunity to use mobile phones as a gateway to employment, from the comfort of their communities.

Mobile phone penetration globally is changing the way we connect, communicate and, work. Now, more than ever, youth have the opportunity to use mobile phones as a gateway to employment, from the comfort of their communities.

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