social entrepreneurship

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The Case for Investing in Women

Women invest in their communities, which leads to increased financial growth and social opportunities for members of those communities.

B-Corp Squag Helps Autistic Kids Communicate

Sara Winter saw a problem: that autistic kids had a hard time communicating to their parents and peers. So the former dancer started…
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White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Todd Park, White House Chief Technology Officer, announced today at NYC's TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, the creation of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. A…
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Give Money, Get Impact, Save Taxes – the Power of Social Entrepreneurs for Your Portfolio

Can charitable $ be recycled? In the words of famed venture capitalist John Doerr of KP, can you “write one $10M check and…
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DreamBikes Teaches Job Skills and Boosts Bicycling in Urban Neighborhoods

DreamBikes started when John Burke, president of Trek BIcycle Company, suggested the idea and then donated the seed money to open the first…
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Rubies in the Rubble: Making a Difference with Chutney and Jam

Rubies in the Rubble is a social enterprise providing employment to the needy and reducing food waste by making chutney and jam from…
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Project Repat Reinvents Your Old Garments, Pays Fair Wages in US

We all have old, well loved garments that never get worn anymore. Project Repat now offers an option to reinvigorate them via custom…

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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Open Letter to McDonald’s and Walmart on Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities

A call to action for Walmart and McDonald's to support the Create Jobs for USA program and create entrepreneurial opportunities and jobs for…
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Fostering Competitiveness and Innovation Capacity in the United States

By G. Nagesh Rao Social media has transformed the outlook for entrepreneurs and for innovation as a whole. The speed at which knowledge…
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How Dow Corning Uses Innovation to Further CSR and Business Goals

Consumers in emerging markets increasingly demand – as they should – products designed to meet their specific needs rather than ones patched together…
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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The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Sustainable World

How can we successfully rise to these challenges? In theory, development that is sustainable and not damaging to the planet is doable. In…
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Spring Back Recycling Builds Up Lives While Breaking Down Mattresses

Getting rid of mattresses is difficult. Most landfills don’t want them as they are bulky and the springs in them damage the crushing equipment. This…
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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Could Provide Clean Electricity to 1 Billion People

Eight19 announced Kickstart, a program that funds pay-as-you go solar energy in poor dual areas, this week at the World Future Energy Summit…