Boston Entrepreneur Olympics goes for gold

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By Friday, they had raised $43,000 and had signed up 300 participants, charging $40 for individuals, $500 for teams of 10 and $1,000 for teams of 20, Hoffman said. But Build also hopes to recruit mentors at the event for the 200 young entrepreneurs it will have in September in Boston schools, said regional executive director Ayele Shakur. The Entrepreneurs Olympics will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at 1350 Tremont St.
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Entrepreneur clears hurdles to a “Made in USA” label

Jonathan Lewiss. I think he appreciates the reality around donor fickleness and also, rightly, notes that the nonprofit/for-profit debate is overestimated and really just about structure. I believe both structures canwork, but they come with different requirements for how people prioritize their time. I found the other comments interesting but ultimately not really solving the problem. The nonprofit was generating earned income, but we were not optimizing our efforts to create value through that type of transaction.
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A Social Entrepreneur Transforms a Nonprofit Into a Profit-Making Enterprise

Of the few U.S. textile mills that still exist, none could meet his demand for a luxurious soft, plush, warm, easy-care fabrickey attributes of what we consider to be the best blanket on the market, he says. He found a mill in Asia to build a heavy fabric that resists pilling and outlasts inferior materials. In fact, American Blanket Company promises that its Luster Loft fabric, made from 288-filament polyester yarn, yields a never experienced before feeling of wrapping yourself in warm cotton ball softness. His next challenge was facing a tax disincentive to cut and sew the fabric at home.
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