Middle Bit: KinoSol launches online curriculum platform

KinoSol announced this week that it is launching a new initiative for social entrepreneurs called Launch Impact.

Launch impact is a platform that will help other social impact entrepreneurs learn the steps to get from an idea to launching and growing their impact.

“In the past few months, a lot has changed around the world. It’s forced KinoSol to adjust and reevaluate how we are going to continue making an impact. We want to continue supporting our university partners, students, and communities in Uganda, and to do that we’ve had to adapt,” wrote Kinosol in an announcement.

The Launch Impact Platform will offer multiple social entrepreneurship courses. The first course, “Finding Your BIG Idea”, will guide entrepreneurs toward finding their next idea that has big impact. 

Kinosol says in the coming months it will roll out subsequent courses to help those who enroll move from finding their idea to validating, launching, and scaling impact.

Benekiva makes finals of Insurtech Hartford Innovation Challenge

West Des Moines startup Benekiva is a finalist in Insurtech Hartford’s 2020 Innovation Challenge.

Insurtech Hartford next week will award $50,000 in cash and prizes to entrepreneurs trailblazing new technologies in the insurance industry.

The organization founded and run by local insurance professionals will hold its annual Innovation Challenge virtually on Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m., to crown winners in three categories, in addition to an audience favorite award. 

Insurtech Hartford said the contest had nearly 100 submissions from entrepreneurs, students and other innovators from both inside and outside the insurance industry.

Monetery 2020 canceled

Monetery 2020 has officially been canceled.

“Due to COVID-19 concerns, we feel it is in the best interest of all attendees that we do not host the event, stated the announcement. “We believe in the Monetery vision and look forward to hosting you all once again in 2021.”

All those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund.