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May 15th 2012

AOL's Cambio Inspires the Next Generation of Teen Entrepreneurs


As teen unemployment rates continue to rise,* we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to help teens reach their entrepreneurial dreams. NFTE, an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people from low-income communities to stay in school and recognize business opportunities has launched MakeYourJob.org , an interactive new web resource that gives teens the basic tools and knowledge needed to help turn their interests and hobbies into real businesses. We have partnered with MakeYourJob.org for the launch of a new content hub focused on helping teens create businesses and learn to make smart financial choices throughout their lives that will live on Cambio.com.

Cambio and the NFTE will collaborate to allow teens access to MakeYourJob.org, along with inspiring videos of fellow teen entrepreneurs on Cambio.com. We will also give a select number of teen entrepreneurs competing in NFTE's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge the opportunity to present their business ideas on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt-NY, our three day conference and startup-competition, in September 2012.

To learn more about this new partnership click here. To get more details about TechCrunch Disrupt-NY click here.

*Employment Policies Institute and Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nov 3rd 2011

TechCrunch Wraps Up First International Conference


The TechCrunch Disrupt series of conferences held its first international event this week in China, bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and Beijing. The event brought together leading technology innovators and investors and hundreds of new startups. TechCrunch Disrupt follows a format that combines thought leading discussions with new product and company launches.

TechCrunch recapped the event:

"After many months of planning and countless flights to the other side of the world, our first ever international TechCrunch Disrupt event has come to a close. 15 companies have launched new products to the world for the very first time in our Startup Battlefield, an on-stage, high stress battle for riches (50 grand!), glory (press coverage!), the much coveted Disrupt Cup, and all the open doors you could ever desire."

In a very competitive Battlefield competition, the winner was revealed:

"Without further ado, the winner is... OrderWithMe!

OrderWithMe is a group buying system meant to help Western small business owners by drastically simplifying the process of acquiring Chinese-made goods in bulk. By splitting orders (and simultaneously removing a vast majority of the middle men involved), OrderWithMe allows shops to acquire any size shipment of these lower-priced goods, as opposed to the usual minimum order of 100+."

To learn more about the event, please visit the official TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing site.

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