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(Editor's note: The following interview with winners of TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Competition 2015 is based on collaboration with TiE-Boston.)
 
CAMBRIDGE, MA--Bijli Energy is a social enterprise that solves two key problems: lack of electricity and improper waste disposal in rural Indian villages. Bijli has developed a patent pending process and an environmentally friendly technology using Microbial Fuel Cells that generate affordable electricity from bacteria found in organic waste. They won the first prize at TYE Boston and subsequently the first prize at the TYE Global Finals. We asked the team members about their TYE experience.

Question: Name three skills you took from the TYE program which you found of most value.
Naveen Pandian (Chief Executive Officer): Teamwork. leadership. No one knows all of the answers for the company on day 1. Don't be discouraged when you realize that your idea has a lot of holes.

Ethan Oliver (Chief Technology Officer): TYE taught me how to work outside the bounds of a school setting and solve problems where there was no right answer. In addition to this, TYE taught me how to divide and organize work as well as improving my public speaking.

CAMBRIDGE, MA--The deadline for applying to TiE Young Entrepreneurs competition is noon on Aug. 14. In its 11th year, this award winning program for high school students seeks to train the next generation of entrepreneurs through workshops led by seasoned entrepreneurs and mentorship.
 
Each year culminates with a business plan competition where $10,000 in prize money is awarded to winning teams. This program helps high school participants develop leadership, communication, and team-building skills.
YARDLEY, PA— The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded Global Systems Technologies, Inc. (GST) of Yardley, PA, a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with a ceiling of $100 million. Under this Professional Engineering and Logistics Support Services , GST's Arlington, VA, office will support six divisions of TSA's Office of Security Capabilities (OSC) with seven initial BPA Orders.
NEW DELHI, India --- A fortnight after the Indian stock exchanges cracked the whip on companies not having a woman director, industry stakeholders on Thursday said women must become a critical part of the top management
WASHINGTON --- A startup founded by three Indians and a German student at the Mississippi State University (MSU) has received $100,000, setting a record for private investment in a student-run startup at the university, a media report said.
NEW DELHI, India --- American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) on Wednesday said it will invest around $1 billion in India to augment production capacity and create 12,000 jobs locally.
NEW DELHI, India --- The Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed app-based cab service Ola for not complying with the ban imposed on it and asked the city government to "strictly enforce" the injunction.
BENGALURU, India --- City-based Rajesh Exports Ltd on Monday announced acquiring Swiss gold refinery Valcambi for Rs.2,569 crore ($400 million) in all cash deal from Newsmont and a group of investors.
SYDNEY, Australia --- Four Indian-origin children, including a pair of twins, are among 50 kids who have reached the finals of the Great Australian Spelling Bee contest, media reported on Monday.

South Asian Connection
NRI Business
BENGALURU, India-- Global software major Infosys Ltd on Monday secured shareholders' approval for buying its healthcare business subsidiary for $100 million (Rs.625 crore), a company official said.

BENGALURU, India--Many investors of global software major Infosys Ltd were up in arms against its board at the 34th annual general meeting here on Monday for various reasons.

NEW DELHI--The government of India on Monday proposed to do away with transaction charges on card payments at petrol pumps, gas agencies and for railway tickets.

Business Features
By Amit Kapoor
India, since Independence, has achieved modest success when it comes to some aspects of public health, but much remains to be done for the future.

At the time of Independence, the life expectancy at birth for an individual in India was 32 years, it has more than doubled to 66 years in 2013. Similarly, the infant mortality rate (IMR or the number of babies who die before their first birthday in a given year per 1,000 live births in that year) has gone down from 164 in early 1950s to 40 in 2013.









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