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Why Starting Companies is Great Foreign Policy


Kamran Elahian
Innovation Catalyst, Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

A growing job crisis in oil-producing lands rocked by lower prices risks creating more disenfranchised young men. A group of institutions has come together with a plan to create 10 millions jobs in those countries by fostering entrepreneurship and a tech-centric mindset. It could play a big role in reducing terrorism. Meanwhile, many countries in the Middle East and Africa are already welcoming to startups.

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