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Tanyella Evans is a social entrepreneur with a passion for education and global development. Her resolute belief is that quality education is the key to enabling the poor to lift themselves out of poverty.

Currently Tanyella is the Chief Operations Officer of Library For All, a non-profit organization working to establish a digital library for the developing world.

Before joining Library For All, Tanyella gained experience leading development programs around the world, including projects with the national government in Greenland, educational reform in Haiti, and community-led efforts during a year living in Uganda.

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5 Essential Tools for Start-Up Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 6:05 PM

As an entrepreneur, sometimes it's hard to know what tools you need to be successful and what is superfluous. Especially for a start-up, hitting the ground running is essential. So I have put together my personal top five list of essential tools for any start-up, and how they have helped...

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Hotel In Haiti Symbolizes Future Growth

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 8:27 AM

Coming to Haiti "for business" may seem like a contradiction in terms to anyone familiar with the headlines on this impoverished nation. Nevertheless, last week I found myself in Port-au-Prince for the first ever hackathon in Haiti, hosted by the New York-based nonprofit Digital Democracy. Unexpectedly, this trip...

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Boston's LearnLaunch Hosts Distinguished Ed Tech Meet Up

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 4:22 PM

LearnLaunch is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem in the field of educational technology in Boston. On February 1 and February 2, the LearnLaunch 2013 Conference did an amazing job of recognizing the need of educators, investors, entrepreneurs and inventors, and created a safe environment for them to discuss...

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From the Digital Frontier: A Shifting $12 Billion Publishing Market

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 3:07 PM

The publishing world is a $12 billion space. It's also a shifting market, as the old business model of printing books and selling them through bookstores is all but extinct. Barnes and Noble is the last bastion of the traditional bookstore, and publishing giants are rapidly consolidating and merging, lest...

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Top Ed-Tech Companies Gather at the 2012 SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 12:23 PM

If you've ever dreamed of a futuristic world where robots take over the role of teachers, and computers create a virtual classroom tailored to each student -- I think I've seen it. Last week I attended the SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum in New York, which brought together...

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Digital Gridlock: Could Social Entrepreneurship Help the Struggling Publishing World?

(4) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 10:23 AM

As publishers wrestle with the world of digital and what it means for their traditional print model, one social entrepreneur is coming up with solutions that could benefit bottom lines, and unlock knowledge to billions globally.

Rebecca McDonald, Founder and CEO of Library For All, is a...

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Heroic vs. Homegrown Entrepreneurs?

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 4:37 PM

When we think of "social entrepreneurship", we tend to focus on the really big organizations that have had a huge impact, groups like Teach for America or Grameen that are dealing with national or global issues of poverty, inequality and justice.

Yet research suggests that social...

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The Classroom of the Future

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 10:18 AM

It seems like social media week in New York could pass by with a whisper, although with over 300 free events around the city, it's a great opportunity for social entrepreneurs to get a fresh perspective on innovation in the 21st Century.

Yesterday morning...

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