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Energy

How Tech Companies Are Dealing With Global Problems

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

In a TED Talk by MIT Technology Review Chief Editor Jason Pontin, he offered an honest assessment of the trajectory of technological advancements from Apollo 11 to the digital age. He said: “Blithe optimism about technology’s powers has evaporated as big problems we had imagined…

Social Good

DC

9 Socially Conscious Startups Making Moves in DC

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Founders, young to senior, wake up each day and try to make this world a better place through their innovation and solutions. The rise in social impact startups are gaining the attention from investors and experts who are looking for different ways to solve…

Business

This Timeline Shows How Far Uber Has Fallen in 2017

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 9:20 am

In 2016, Uber was on top of the world. As the most valuable private company in anyone’s portfolio, the company that pushed ride-sharing into the mainstream was on everyone’s phone, raking in more money than you can count on ten billion hands. Their meteoric rise…

Coworking spaces

3 Ways WeWork Is Committed to Social Good

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 11:40 am

As the only coworking company valued at over $17 billion, WeWork has had an undeniable impact on the startup world. By providing coworking spaces to thousands of budding entrepreneurs, aspiring innovators, and burgeoning startups, they have made the physical office an outdated model for newer…

Data

Tulsa

Scott Phillips, Cofounder of Civic Ninjas on Creating Grassroots Innovation

By | May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Scott Phillips, cofounder of Civic Ninjas, Ignite Tulsa, and Startup Weekend Tulsa, a leader in the Tulsa community is all about putting education first to build the talent workforce and solving municipal problems with technology. This time for the #StartupsEverywhere, series, he talks with me…

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Culture

San Francisco

How to Build a Charitable Culture at Your Startup

By | May 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Volunteering can bring immeasurable joy to you and your team. It may be difficult to imagine that in addition to running a business, you could find time to volunteer, but it’s possible. With the potential for a greater happiness quotient, it made sense to me…

Social Good

Boulder

Techstars Partners With XPRIZE to Take on the World’s Challenges

By | May 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s tackling space travel or saving the oceans, the XPRIZE brings together some of the best talent from around the globe together to solve the world’s challenges. XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to…

Startups & Apps

50 Startups Aimed at Changing the World Join Kairos Society

By | May 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Kairos Society has announced this year’s Kairos 50, a collection of the 50 most innovative seed-stage companies in the world. The Kairos Society is dedicated to empowering young entrepreneurs to innovate in areas where others have remained unsuccessful and tackle global issues to make this a…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Daycations, Socks for Social Good, and Job Hunting

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In another installment of our weekly spotlight series, we’re taking a look at some startups that are finding new and creative ways to help people. From chilling poolside this summer at your favorite hotel to data-driven platforms that empower job-hunters, the well of innovation never…

Interviews

Ankur Jain and Alex Fiance of Kairos Society on Moonshots for Social Good

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning right or opportune moment, and a word used to describe the Kairos Society, a global foundation dedicated to solving the world’s problems through business, technology and innovation. Kairos was founded in 2008 by Ankur Jain and joined later by Alex…

Social Good

New Orleans

Compassionate Capitalism Is Possible Through Effective Corporate Philanthropy

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Charitable giving is no longer just something you do around the holidays. For businesses large and small, being philanthropic has become a necessity to survive. With Millennials valuing socially focused companies more than ever, success is virtually unattainable if you aren’t giving back. However,…

Jobs

What Prompts Millennials To Work For Any Company

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Many companies have the wrong perception about the millennial generation and believe that they can be seduced easily by offering monetary perks, free food and movie vouchers. How wrong they are! Millennials look for a lot more than just money and food in their jobs;…

3D Printing

How 3D Printing Is Being Used to Help Nature

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

Every year, poachers slaughter thousands of animals. Many of these creatures are on the endangered list. To make things even worse, often times they’re killed for nothing more than a few body parts, like shark fins, teeth, gall bladders, and a variety of other parts…

Co-working Spaces

Chicago

WeWork’s Mission Possible Offers Office Space for Social Responsibility

By | Nov 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

Being socially conscious is no longer an option for the budding startups of the world. Making the world a better place is a necessity for any company looking to make an impact with their particularly innovation. But without an infrastructure in place to promote…

Marketing

Social Responsibility Is Important to Millennial Consumers

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm

There are 75.4 million Millennials in America. They’re now the largest generation in this country, and they’re destined to make up a formidable force of consumers. Businesses obviously cannot ignore them anymore. The oldest Millennial was born in 1981 and the youngest in 1997…

Indiegogo

You Can Win This Mobile Game by Controlling Your Stress

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

In the hectic world of today, stress controls your life. From waking up in the morning to a blaring alarm to commuting to work in bumper to bumper traffic, there’s plenty to be stressed about on a day to day basis. And while meditation…

Social Good

Study: Entrepreneurship Is Helping to Promote World Peace

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

In recent years, startups have begun popping up all over the place. Whether it’s the success of GrubHub and Uber spurring them on or an educational paradigm that is promoting entrepreneurship, there seems to be more industry mavens paving the way for future generations…