5 Startups Improving Society Through Technology

In our social entrepreneurship series, The World at Work, Mashable interviews the faces behind the startups and projects that are working to make a global impact.
These companies have harnessed technology to empower people all over the world, whether it's rewarding volunteers with prizes or empowering travelers to deliver much-needed aid while visiting developing countries.

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ASK NEWS:
  • GeriJoy Selected to Be Part of Aging2.0 Academy - ABC News 4 Charleston
    ... highly selective program for the top startups in ... improving quality of care, increasing safety ... the CEO of the American Geriatrics ...
    11/20/2014 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • Reimagining news from the ground up - Internews
    ... street." To date funding for news startups has ... Society cares more about crawfish boils and Saints ... Regan-Porter and Jesse Hardman for ...
    11/20/2014 - 7:05 am | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • How Philly prisons are embracing tech
    Read full story for latest details.
    10/28/2014 - 12:10 pm | View Link
  • Update: Candidates debate issues at forums
    Candidates running for civic office faced off in two separate Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce forums in Williams Lake.
    10/28/2014 - 12:16 am | View Link
  • Michigan Business Challenge Kicks Off 2015 Competition with Addition of Social Impact Track
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business announced the kick off of its annual business plan competition, the Michigan Business Challenge. Now in its 32nd year, the Challenge continues to evolve. In response to heightened interest in start-ups that at ...
    10/27/2014 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • 2C or not 2C isn’t the question
    With upload and download speeds of 1 gigabit per second for around $50 per month, soon Longmont residents will be able to download entire HD movies in 10 seconds while paying the best price in the state. Construction began in August and customers can begin signing up for Longmont’s new service in November.
    10/16/2014 - 5:10 pm | View Link
  • 2C or not 2C isnât the question
    With upload and download speeds of 1 gigabit per second for around $50 per month, soon Longmont residents will be able to download entire HD movies in 10 seconds while paying the best price in the state. Construction began in August and customers can begin signing up for Longmont’s new service in November.
    10/16/2014 - 2:10 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • ‘Future Cities’ crowdfunding start-up Spacehive raises £1.3m
    Entitled Spacehive and founded by former Sunday Times architectural correspondent Chris Gourlay, the platform allows users to crowdfund civic projects in cities, with a view to improving the ... social venture investor Big Society Capital.
    11/10/2014 - 5:03 am | View Link
  • Beyond the bottom line: Giving back drives millennial startups
    Kansas City natives Ian Kuklenski and Hayley Besheer aren't waiting ... 63 percent of millennials donate to charities and believe that businesses should focus on improving society, not just making a profit. Unlocking potential One lone photo spurred ...
    07/16/2014 - 10:44 am | View Link
  • $650K at stake for startups via annual UC Berkeley, MIT contests
    including IT for Society, Open Data, Global Poverty Alleviation and Improving Student Life. Those whose proposals are accepted can receive up to a $10K grant, plus have access to mentors and workshops to bring their ideas to fruition. Got an idea that ...
    09/24/2013 - 7:35 am | View Link
  • UC Berkeley student-run organization aims to help undergrads launch startups
    Fiance, co-founder of the UC Berkeley chapter of Kairos Society, a nonprofit entrepreneurial organization ... Free Ventures won third place in the Improving Student Life category, along with a $2,500 grant. Students will have the opportunity to work ...
    09/16/2013 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Established Firms Need to Think More Like Startups to Attract Millennials
    This generation wants to know what your organization stands for in improving society, what it stands for in action, as opposed to blowing smoke. Millennials want to know how they will make a positive difference in the world if they join your business ...
    05/14/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • Culture & Society
    For insights on cultural questions and societal concerns, turn to eHow. We have the scoop on everything from religion and politics to the paranormal and table etiquette.
    11/20/2014 - 9:43 pm | View Website
  • Pet Partners® — Touching lives through human–animal ...
    TEAM OF THE WEEK Meet Odie, a 10 year-old Rat Terrier who is a newly registered Pet Partners therapy animal team with his handler Kristie Marbut in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    11/20/2014 - 11:06 am | View Website
  • Royal Society
    The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for ...
    11/20/2014 - 8:36 am | View Website
  • ASTM International
    Overview and Key Facts. Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative ...
    11/17/2014 - 1:52 am | View Website
  • : National Eczema Society
    National Eczema Society We are registered as a charity in England and Wales and in Scotland. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema ...
    11/16/2014 - 5:16 pm | View Website
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