Author: Connie Kwan
Did you know that the unemployment rate is 12% in Ghana and 40% in Kenya? At DEMO 2013 last week, I caught up with Maxwell Donkor who is working to solve this problem. Donkor is the founder of mPawa, who matches bottom of pyramid workers with employers.
Bounce Imaging sells a throw-able, 360 degree imaging and sensor ball for first responders. Now police officers, fire responders and industrial operators can see inside a burning or gas-filled room before sending people in.
Bob Willard’s 10th Anniversary book, The New Sustainability Advantage, is an update of the old with new and relevant examples. For sustainability non-believers, his book is a great first guide. It succinctly summarizes bottom-line benefits of sustainable practices in relevant business terms.
Health data liberation is catalyzing entrepreneurs to create products and services to help consumers, patients, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals both seek and deliver better care. The data is also enabling tools that help doctors get a sense of patient population trends, that help journalists identify key report worthy issues such as health disparities and that help officials see food deserts so they can craft better policy.
In this video interview, author of The Unhealthy Truth, Robyn O’Brien, chronicles her journey behind the American food system, which started when her youngest of four kids developed an egg allergy.
Four rules in the first 90 days of a software business: Over invest in user research up front. Size the market. Put just-enough processes in place. Know what is going on inside your system
The top 9 startups were chosen from a pool of over 200 applications to publicly pitch at the Valentine’s Day Pitch Conference. Startup teams had 5 minutes to win the panelists over. Panelists included big names in startup investing, such as Dave McClure, founder of 500 startups and Thomas Korte, founder of Angel Pad.
there is a way to both sequester carbon and grow more food in one fell swoop: composting. Soil is one of the biggest carbon pools on the planet with a few gigatons of carbon potential.
One of the fundamental failures of market economies is their wrongful assumption that all members enjoy equal access to information. Suppose we can solve that issue when it comes to food. Would the “invisible hand” make the right choices to put us on a sustainable path? Perhaps we will soon find out. Foodtree is a … Continued
Among the greatest challenges of our generation are water, food, and energy. Food is almost an offshoot of the other two because so much water and energy is used to produce it. So how do we make sustainable food choices on a large scale? By connecting it to a value that every human being can … Continued
“One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But prevention is difficult, because it requires behavior changes, which is difficult. That’s why wellness through gaming, gamification and social mobile apps is heating up. It’s easy to change behavior when engaged through a game or working towards the goal with a group of friends. … Continued