Business

San Francisco

VIDA: Fashion Made With a Touch of Social Good

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

VIDA is a San Francisco based e-commerce platform that unites socially responsible shopping with a unique manufacturing model that bridges the gap between designers, artists, producers, and consumers. Yesterday they proudly announced the successful close of a seed funding round in which they raised $1.3…

Social Good

Wedid.it Helps To Hypercharge The Donor Fundraising Process

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

If you’ve ever had to raise money for any sort of a non-profit endeavor (school project, charity fundraiser), you are certainly familiar with that slight feeling of discomfort that most people experience when having to ask others for money – even for a great…

Announcements

Belgian Grad Student Proposes Lifesaving Ambulance Drone

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

THIS IS A LIFE-CHANGER. I am typing through tears after watching the dramatic demo video offered by Belgian Graduate Student Alec Momont as he presents the Ambulance Drone. “Our vision is to improve current emergency infrastructure with a network of drones capable of saving…

Announcements

Tel Aviv

Israeli Startup Hola Helps Users Say Hello to Open Internet

By | Nov 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Recently, VPN proxy service Hola has surpassed 30 million users, providing people all over the planet with a “freedom of information” from the open internet that they’ve never had before. The concept behind Hola is simple – provide internet users everywhere with a faster, more accessible and safer…

Social Good

Baltimore

Checking in with Cause Marketing Platform Cake Fundraising

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Cake Fundraising is a cause marketing platform that serves donors and fundraisers through dynamic promotional tactics and data capture. Cake makes it so that any nonprofit or business can create campaigns through four simple steps. Founder Justin Kersey pitched his company at a recent…

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Announcements

Challenge: Create an App to Make People Happy

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

What are you doing to increase happiness in this world? What things make you happier? Are you using, building, or thinking of a product that could promote a stress-free, violence-free society? These are lofty goals, but progress is made in small bits. And in apps….

Business

San Francisco

The Homeless GoPro Project is Prioritizing Social Good Via Technology

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

Kevin Adler and Erika Barraza have adopted a simple mission: repurpose a bit of technology to dispel myths and build understanding around the homeless. It’s what fuels their initiative, The Homeless GoPro Project, and the duo has fused it to the world of technology…

Social Good

Atlanta

Teens Create Yelp-Like App to Rate Police Brutality

By | Oct 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Cases of police brutality have been making headlines and sparking debate throughout the country. A group of teens from a Georgia high school decided to launch an app aimed at changing the dynamic between law enforcement and communities called Five-O app. The Five-O app…

News

DC

6 Ways to Become Your Own City Planner

By | Oct 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The trend is that governments are not only opening up data, but also their urban planning and budgeting processes. Public participation is taking on a whole new look. Local civic advocates are stepping up as collaborators who are well-versed in details once reserved for…

B2B

DC

How to Close Your Fundraising Round

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

It is a lot of hard work to raise money from investors. The process can be grueling and require leaping through a variety of different hoops as part of “due diligence.” Waveborn Sunglasses spent the past three months working with accredited investors to raise $500,000….

Social Good

Toronto

#SaveElephants by Shopping at BRIKA

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

Ecommerce revolves around making a sale and creating products that people love. For entrepreneurs in this space, one of the most difficult challenges is drawing people to their site and standing out from another ecommerce site that is just one click away. The secret?…

Entrepreneur

Startups: Here are 3 ‘Real’ Problems to Solve

By | Sep 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

Dear startups: What problem are you solving? If you’re looking for a new market to penetrate, let me help you to unearth markets that software has yet to eat and people who will adopt quickly because they don’t have an abundance of choice in…

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Chicago

Mobile Makers Academy is Putting Coding on the Curriculum in These Chicago High Schools

By | Aug 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Back in 2012, Mobile Makers Academy launched in Chicago to offer people the opportunity to become iOS developers through its initial ten-week program offering. Since then, they’ve condensed their iOS Bootcamp to eight weeks, teach students to code in both Objective-C and Apple’s new…

Social Good

NYC

Centscere Joins about 1,000 Other Companies as a Certified B Corporation

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

A number of words might describe how the Centscere team feels right now: honored, accomplished, or even part of the chosen few. Last week, Centscere – a company that focuses on “innovative fundraising for the digital era” – was named a Benefit “B” Corporation….

Business

DC

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

San Diego

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…