Ashoka UK Blog

Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 26, 2015
We hear it all the time. Investors invest in people, not products or ideas. Marty Zwilling, a veteran start-up mentor, describes people as the great competitive advantage. I wonder what the non-profit world might learn from people like him? The...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 26, 2015
  When my son was 3 years old, he was run over by an 84-year-old driver who said he thought he hit a dog. That was 27 years ago, and even though Ryan survived a traumatic brain injury, for years, I refused to talk about it. But through the...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 26, 2015
I founded Street Workout as a teenager, as a way to stay away from toxic habits and challenge old stereotypes. Youth – in particular, minorities – face numerous obstacles growing up and I wanted to do something to help. Street Workout was, for me...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, February 19, 2015
The Education Exchange is a series of events that has been created by Ashoka, UnLtd and Hogan Lovells with the aim of bringing together the most pioneering educators and creators from both inside and outside the classroom. We want to move away from...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Wed, February 18, 2015
Samuel Lubangakene is an 18-year-old Ugandan Ashoka Youth Venturer, who has developed a creative computer game project, called The Children Mind Development Project (CMDP). The initiative provides multiple brain training games, such as Sudoku,...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Mon, February 2, 2015
James Bevan, founder of Conflict Armaments Research and Ashoka Fellow since 2014 is February's Fellow of the Month. Watch this video and learn more about his work.Read his Ashoka profile for a deep dive into James' work.
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Wed, January 28, 2015
 UNILEVER, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP AND ASHOKA ANNOUNCE DANIEL YU AS THE WINNER OF THE SECOND PRINCE OF WALES YOUNG SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEUR PRIZE   London, 28 January 2015: Daniel Yu, 21, founder...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Fri, January 9, 2015
Cyber bullying is on the rise and with an increase in the types of apps; parents feel it is difficult for them to keep up with changes in technology. A number of parents make use of spy apps to track their child’s phones however what can be the...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, January 8, 2015
Part of a series profiling the young entrepreneurs who are finalists in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, Mark Boots’ VOTO Mobile uses mobile phones to remove social barriers. As he was studying physics at the University of...
Submitted by PaulineVerhaeghe on Thu, December 11, 2014
Hundreds of millions of the world’s citizens today lack opportunities to join the financial services mainstream. Meanwhile, global financial institutions are missing out on a corresponding number of opportunities to refresh and grow their customer...