Big news: Brighter Investment is part of the GSBI cohort of 2016!

After weeks of having to keep this under our hats, we can finally tell everybody that Brighter Investment has been selected for the GSBI cohort of 2016! Developed in partnership with the World Bank Development Marketplace, Miller Centre's Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) serves social entrepreneurs around the world who are developing innovative solutions to large global problems. Through structured curriculum layered with in-depth mentorship by over 100 Silicon Valley executives, GSBI builds stronger businesses and prepares them to scale their solutions for global impact.

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Thijs Mathotnews, update, Vancouver
The financial value of a university degree

This article by our CEO was originally published on SocialFinance.ca as part of a series of articles by the RBC Impact Entrepreneurs. The RBC impact entrepreneurs will compete in the Dragons Den competition at the Social Finance Forum in Toronto this year. What factors determine the financial return of a university degree? With the cost of university degrees rising much faster than inflation in North America and stories of graduates not earning enough to repay their student loans abounding, one can’t help but wonder: is higher education no longer the good investment it once was?

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Heather Mann
Crowdfunding campaign a success!

Many thanks to everybody that supported our crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. Thank you for following our story, thank you for sharing, thank you for your feedback and most of all: Thank you for your donations. With the support from our amazing friends, family and other supporters we have reached our crowd funding goal. Because of you, we have raised $20,000 to invest in bright students in Ghana.

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Heather Mannnews, Vancouver
Education is the biggest challenge for Africa in 2015

ellingly, this year’s Survey on the Global Agenda 2015 revealed education and skills development as the biggest challenge facing Africa in 2015, followed by building sustainable governance systems and the delivery of hard infrastructure. Almost every stakeholder group ranked education as the most important issue; respondents also suggested that business is the stakeholder that will be most affected by Africa’s educational challenges.

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