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  • IVLP alumna Aruna Kappagantula’s Bamboo House India promotes an ecofriendly substitute to traditional building materials, and serves rural and tribal communities.

  • Kheyti’s modular and affordable greenhouses offer a chance for small-scale farmers in India to weather-proof their produce.

  • Dhakka Brakes improves cycle rickshaw pullers’ work and safety standards.

  • Weavesmart helps weavers and artisans sell their handloom products directly to customers around the world through its website.

  • Frontier Markets works to bring solar power to rural Rajasthan, focusing particularly on the needs of women.

  • Marketing innovator Ekaterina Walter shares her views on innovation and entrepreneurship, and the challenges faced by women in her industry.

  • Jennifer Iannolo, founder of The Concordia Project, provides young girls in India and other parts of the world the tools to turn their entrepreneurship dreams to reality.

  • University of Minnesota’s IPRIME creates opportunities for academia-industry collaborations for cutting-edge research on materials.

  • Sharmistha Banerjee, first Global Links program scholar from India, shares how the exchange program helped strengthen her commitment toward improving women’s lives.

  • The Stanford SystemX Alliance, a collaboration between Stanford University and industry leaders, produces world-class technology research and outstanding Ph.D. graduates.

  • The start-up HarVa works to expand India’s outsourcing industry to include rural populations, especially women. 

  • Tech tools being increasingly used by young companies to expand their brand and solve new challenges. 

  • IVLP alumna Dr. Gazalla Amin broke into the male-dominated farming sector to start cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants in Kashmir.

  • Fulbrighters Sharmistha Banerjee and Diti Mookherjee are promoting environmentally conscious business practices among women street food vendors in Kolkata. 


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