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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  • Adebiyi-Abiola - Individual.com
    ... to be with people and give back to the society. ... Like most startups, taking off was hard. ... Yes, there are challenges, but we keep ...
    08/3/2015 - 11:44 am | View Link
  • Forecast: Big Data Will Drive Demand for Optical Interconnects - SEO/SEM Journal
    CIR To Release New Report On Data Center Markets For Active Optical ... - TheStreet.com
    08/3/2015 - 6:21 am | View Link
  • The Government is the New Google - SEO/SEM Journal
    White Growth hacking is common for startups to ... the Smart Cities and truly society-changing ... do you hear objections to improving ...
    08/3/2015 - 6:21 am | View Link
  • Startup buddies - The Hindu
    Most of these startups meet at a common place like the Sunrise Startup ... When we interact, we help each other on improving on our limitations.
    07/31/2015 - 9:53 am | View Link
  • Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is ... - Yahoo! News
    Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is ... - Huffington Post
    07/31/2015 - 6:01 am | View Link
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  • Smart cities and IoT startups need open data to thrive
    Open data is changing society and will fuel smart cities and Internet of Things ... "[On] the Smart London board we have a core ambition of improving the lives of Londoners using open data," he said. "Our mission there is to add a million people to ...
    03/11/2015 - 11:26 pm | View Link
  • Beyond the bottom line: Giving back drives millennial startups
    and Deloitte's 2014 millennial survey found that 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 the launch of Unlocked Furniture.
    07/16/2014 - 10:44 am | View Link
  • AIS acts as a business hub for startups
    And newly introduced in this year, the social business category focuses on improving life of people in society. The category matches a company that creates software with the first priority to sustain social value and subsequently apply commercial ...
    03/24/2014 - 2:00 pm | View Link
  • Half of firms are social enterprises at heart
    Research from Delta Economics and IFF Research suggests that the real extent of businesses with a primary aim of improving society is far greater than official government figures indicate. The government’s Office of the Third Sector estimates there are ...
    10/21/2013 - 1:00 pm | 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
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  • Pet Partners Therapy Animals
    Pet Partners is an organization dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being through positive interactions with animals, including therapy dogs.
    08/31/2015 - 3:02 am | View Website
  • 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.
    08/31/2015 - 1:43 am | View Website
  • Society
    A human society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory ...
    08/30/2015 - 11:56 pm | 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 ...
    08/30/2015 - 11:20 pm | View Website
  • The American Solar Energy Society, Leading the Renewable ...
    Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates.
    08/30/2015 - 10:59 pm | View Website
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