Business

Apply by August 18 to Win Mobile Future’s $20,000 Prize

By | Aug 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

This is a sponsored post by Mobile Future, and we want to thank them for all of their support! Earlier in June, Mobile Future announced that they would be hosting a national innovation competition, The Mobileys, for the second consecutive year. The competition seeks…

Social Good

Charitable Agents Helps Regular People Make Huge Donations

By | Aug 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

Most Americans’ biggest purchase is their home. Imagine the positive impact of applying a percentage of your largest purchase to your favorite charity. That’s what the company Charitable Agents helps homebuyers do. Brothers David and Avi Tal were fascinated by this idea, and decided…

Entrepreneur

Shanghai’s Startups Invest in High Tech and Education in Africa

By | Jul 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

With globalization and restructuring occurring rapidly throughout the world’s political and economic systems, emerging countries have an urgent need for educational improvement at all levels, especially the post-secondary level. Today, many Chinese projects, companies, and entrepreneurs aim to contribute to this development in emerging…

Social Good

NY Public Library Is Bringing Wifi to New Yorkers Without Internet Access

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The New York Public Library was one of nineteen projects that was awarded a prize to strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation. The winning organizations will receive $3.4 million as winners of the Knight News Challenge. The John S. and James L. Knight…

Social Good

Reduce Your Utility Use with Sol Vista  

By | Jun 30, 2014 at 11:59 am

How much would you pay to reduce your utility use by 1420% per year? That astronomical reduction is exactly what The Bernstein Companies have realized since they became Sol Vista’s first client in 2010. Sol Vista enabled The Bernstein Companies to leverage a $25,000…

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Business

Prove Your Grit as an Early-Stage Entrepreneur at The Mobileys

By | Jun 26, 2014 at 9:04 am

This is a sponsored post by Mobile Future, and we want to thank them for all of their support! As an early-stage entrepreneur, it can be intoxicating to dream of future success. But as an early-stager, you also have to realize that nothing in…

Social Good

Jason Aramburu Is Priming Edyn For A Big Future

By | Jun 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

The New York Times recently reported about Edyn, a smart garden system that monitors and tracks environmental conditions. But it goes well beyond that as Edyn’s founder, Jason Aramburu, is trying to tackle the problems of drought and the global food shortage. The soil…

Android

Medyear’s Documentary on HIV/AIDS in Africa Highlights Software’s Ability to Affect Social Change

By | Jun 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm

On Monday, NYC-based startup Medyear released a short documentary on the social stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, and how mere access to privacy tools can significantly improve the treatment of those dealing with the virus. Aside from highlighting the social impact that startups can continue…

Android

WattB Wins Top Prize at Dept of Energy’s Apps for Energy Contest

By | May 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

On Wednesday, Alexandria, VA-based energy startup, WattB, took home first prize at the Dept. of Energy’s Apps for Energy contest, a competition aimed at discovering the most innovative apps to help individuals, organizations, and communities make informed decisions about their energy use. The company placed first-place…

Social Good

Centscere: Changing the World Through Social Media and Everyday Behavior

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Ian Dickerson’s idea started with a jar of change. The 23-year-old California native was sitting in his room during his junior year when he noticed a jar of coins and realized the money could be put to better use. At the time, Dickerson was…

Social Good

Denver

Train Hard and Raise Funds for Charity with Frundraise

By | May 14, 2014 at 11:19 am

Charity – you can either contribute money or take some of your precious time and donate it. But how many people can support charity events regularly? Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to back the charity events for your favorite causes while…

Conferences

“Entrepreneurs Will Look at Silicon Valley And See Sell-outs” Says Investor Chamath Palihapitiya

By | May 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Venture capitalist and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya took the Collision Conference main stage and quickly shared a major concern that Silicon Valley is becoming predictable.  The founder of the investment company, The Social+Capital Partnership, said today that investors “need to be passionate.” During his interview…

Android

Gabe Klien, Nathan Daschle, Adrian Fenty Join Phone2Action’s Advisory Board

By | Apr 25, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Phone2Action yesterday announced that former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Senior VP of Political Communications for Clear Channel Communications and cofounder of Ruck.us Nathan Daschle, and senior visiting fellow at the Urban Land Institute Gabe Klein, have joined the company’s board of advisors. “These leaders…

Social Good

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Thread Creates Jobs while Turning Trash into Fabric

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

One Pittsburgh-based startup has come up with a unique solution to two of the world’s most overwhelming problems: poverty and trash. Thread is tackling these issues by developing a polyester-like fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and providing impoverished locals with jobs in the…