Ideas Made to Matter Government

In hard hit areas, fewer PPP loans for small businesses

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New research finds 15% of businesses in areas most affected by shutdowns got loans. Elsewhere, it was 30%.

May 6, 2020
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A bias for Agile, and a refusal to stay inside (the bank)

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Markus Perschl seeks rapid iteration in an industry known for steadiness.

Mar 11, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

The 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge grand prize winners

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A job-seeking app and an online learning collaboration are among the winners.

Nov 22, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Berner and Gensler on 3 forces remaking finance

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These Wall Street veterans and former regulators identify disruptors every investor should keep on their radar.

Apr 30, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Fintechs, legacy banks vie for customers

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Legacy banks take note — and take action — as financial tech startups woo clients with innovative digital products and superior customer service.

Apr 19, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Startups

This startup will make verifying data easier for companies

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And a consumer digital ID wallet will rely on blockchain technology for secure validation.

Oct 3, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Technology

What students will learn in the 'Blockchain and Money' class

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Gary Gensler, a former Wall Street regulator and partner at Goldman Sachs, will teach the course this fall.

Jul 23, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Entrepreneurship

The pros and cons of ICOs for entrepreneurs

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How can an initial coin offering fund a startup? An MIT expert on the advantages and the unanswered questions.

Apr 12, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Fintech

Kevin O’Leary on fintech, customer acquisition, andcryptocurrency

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Highlights from the "Shark Tank" star’s MIT talk.

Mar 13, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Startups

Mobile business app OZÉ takes top prize at MIT Accelerate contest

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The app's founder sees OZÉ as the 'Intuit of Africa.'

Feb 21, 2018
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