Established in 1999 in Los Angeles, California, Athgo is a nonprofit 501c3 organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the United Nations Department of Public Information. At the time of its inception, Athgo was used as an acronym for “Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities.” Since April 2008, the organization has dropped the acronym, and is known simply as Athgo.
Areas of Specialization
through innovation programs focused on constructive startup businesses
through innovation programs focused on the Internet of Things and Smart Cities
The Constructive Entrepreneurship, as other entrepreneurship paradigms, seeks positive returns. The distinction is in the nature of returns sought by the Constructive model. Instead of seeking either only financial returns or alternatively social and environmental returns, or even blended returns at the time of payoffs, the model proposes an integrated business model at the outset. As a result, a business which includes products or services that provide communal benefits (e.g. low-income housing, affordable education, LED light bulbs, or community driven innovations) or have a community enriching organizational makeup (e.g. a predetermined percentage of the workforce and/or ownership will be comprised of underprivileged members of the public), and is Eco-effective is considered constructive.
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Entrepreneurs exist in every age group. We’ve all heard stories of people who are made redundant in middle age or retire later in life and then use their creative skills and experience to become successful entrepreneurs on some scale. However, although teenagers have...
Athgo just finished up its 5th Annual Global Innovation Forum in Washington, D.C., this week, and as the mission of this company is providing tools and opportunities for youth to become entrepreneurs, I figured it appropriate to write about some youth using technology...
Athgo is launching a new interactive program for entrepreneurs that combines in-person direction and online cooperation called Entrepreneurship Web 3.0. The goal is to bring together young adults, ages 18 - 32, from underserved communities to develop business concepts...
A behavioral framework that assesses the symmetry within and between Intellectual, Network, Financial, and Core capacities of individuals and businesses to help improve the stability and sustainability of a start-up enterprise through individual growth and team expansion. Read more in our Blogs…
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4-Pillars to Success My last blog-series explored the foundation of the 4-Pillars to Success methodology. This blog is the starting point for the next set, focusing on the individual capacities. We shall start with the Intellectual Capacity (IC). But first, what...