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Slow Money Waters the Crop

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…

Transforming Lives Through Transformer Clothing

An outdoor snuggie for the homeless.

Network Your Way to a Thriving Green Business – Advice from Nikki Pava of EcoTuesday

By Lorna Li If you want to discover what corporate responsibility really looks like, interview 100 of the top CEOs in the world…

Launch: Beyond Waste Innovation Challenge

Launch is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership between NASA, USAID, US State Department, and Nike to use the "power of prizes" to encourage startups…
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US Patent Office Launches “Patents for Humanity” Challenge

Last month at the White House’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Summit for Global Development, UnderSecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos launched…
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What’s Life Really Like for Female Tech Entrepreneurs?

What's life like for female entrepreneurs in the male-dominated tech industry? Find out, in our report from a SXSW panel moderated by Kara…
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Entrepreneurial Austin: Steve Case, Tim O’Shaughnessy Talk Shop at SXSW

By Brian Back To capture the mix of hope and hype at South by South West last week, one needed look no further…
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Want to Be the Next Airbnb? Solve These Two Problems

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that "collaborative consumption" is all the rage. Housing, transportation, service, or old clothing --…
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Bad Karma: $100K Plug-in Hybrid Dies Before Consumer Reports Can Test It

The Fisker Karma, a high performance luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, broke down in the parking lot of Consumer Reports before they could…

Economist Misses the Mark with Overfishing Editorial

A recent editorial in The Economist would have us believe that of all the problems facing the oceans—acidification, plastics pollution, decline of habitat—overfishing…
Detroit artist Belozro's painting "The Rebuild" depicts the American auto industry working together to create a new future. What better way to get people Imagining the ways we can work together to build a new Detroit?

Fundraising for Social Marketing Campaigns?

Post ads to let Massachusetts citizens express their dismay about recent votes to gut the Clean Air Act. The importance of fundraising as…
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Business Predators & Prey 

Design strategy and Innovation are preparing businesses for survival. Many aspects contribute to a business succeeding. I believe these include intuition, speed, and…

Is Guilt a Sustainable Way to Pry Open Pockets?

The following post is part of the course work for “Live Exchange” the foundational course on communication for The MBA Design Strategy Program…

Make Crowdfunding a Part of Your Product Strategy

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo give social entrepreneurs a way to test product and service ideas, reach new audiences and generate marketing…

Indian Women Find Self-Reliance Through Embroidery Businesses

In a store in my hometown of Ahmedabad, India, I was immediately charmed by the colorful display of intricate handcrafted embroidery on pillow…