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5 Technologies Working to Solve the Global Water Crisis

By | Feb 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

If the water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention. Sure, you’ve got a shower head, a bathroom faucet, a kitchen sink, and a mountain of bottled water that provide all the (relatively) clean water you need for…


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Pledge 1% and TechCo Team Up for CES 2018

By | Jan 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Around the holidays, charitable giving is on the rise. Whether it’s the spirit of Christmas or a recognition of cold weather making things harder for people, there’s no denying that this time of year is best for giving back. However, there are many causes…

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5 Clean Water Startups Emerging in Israel

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

There is no human need more basic than water. We simply can’t survive without it. I talked about Charity:Water in a previous post, but today my focus is on agtech. This week water has been on my mind for several reasons. One is the…



10 Ways to Impress Your Millennial Boss

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are over 75 million millennials in the U.S. and by 2020 this generation is predicted to represent over half of the workforce. There are great chances that you will have a millennial for a boss, if you don’t already. And understanding their core…



Techstars Partners with The Nature Conservancy for New Eco Accelerator

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the United Nations, less than 3 per cent of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), households consume 29 per cent of global energy and consequently contribute to 21 per cent of resultant CO2 emissions, and 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every…



Pledge 1% Businesses Have Given Their Communities Over $500M

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

This morning, philanthropic effort Pledge 1% rang the Nasdaq bell to honor the public and private Pledge 1% companies as well as to highlight the siren call of yesterday’s Giving Tuesday event: giving back to the community. Top Pledge 1% companies have already been responsible…

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These Companies Are Helping Homeless People Get a Fresh Start

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re struggling to find somewhere to donate for Giving Tuesday, have no fear. There are plenty of social issues out there that could use your help year round, and there are more than enough avenues to do so. Homelessness, for example, remains a…

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5 Charitable Startups to Check Out on Giving Tuesday

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

After the retail madness of Black Friday and the digital mayhem of Cyber Monday, it’s easy to feel like all your shopping is done. However, because the holiday season is supposed to be a time of charitable donations, Giving Tuesday has become a staple…


Is Venture Capital Right for Socially Conscious Startups?

By | Nov 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Recently, a friend and founder of a social venture that increases access to basic services for underserved communities in the US, started gearing up for his Series A fundraising. As a mission-driven company, the advice he got about where to look for funding was…

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Project Sanctuary Brings Together Military Families to Heal and Reconnect

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

For many us, we have no idea what it’s like being a part of a military family, watching a loved one leave for deployment and let alone knowing he/she is protecting our country overseas and facing some of the most dangerous threats. For soldiers…


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…

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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…


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…

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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…



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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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…

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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…