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Seven tech-driven takeaways from Oslo’s Katapult Future Festival

ImpactAlpha, May 30 – SOCAP meets Burning Man meets TechCrunch Disrupt this month at the second annual Katapult Future Festival in Oslo, Norway. The future-fest drew 650 impact investors, technologists and agents of impact from around the globe (including her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit!) to put forward exponential solutions to exponential problems. Here are

Girl Effect or Girlwashing? How to Keep a Powerful Idea From Going Off the Rails

Back in 2008, a coalition of funders put out the call… There was a linchpin, a lever, an untapped well of power and potential for solving the world’s most pressing problems–and we were missing it. That unstoppable force, they said, was a teenage girl. If you haven’t seen the 2-minute Girl Effect video manifesto (or