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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    07/11/2014 - 5:22 am | View Link
  • Meet 6 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World - Yahoo! Finance
    UBA), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the ... Twitter, and take field trips to startups as well ... Courage That Will Inspire You Society & ...
    07/11/2014 - 5:13 am | View Link
  • Union Budget 2014: Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s full speech - Livemint.com
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    07/10/2014 - 12:05 pm | View Link
  • Up and Comers: SIX COMPANIES TO WATCH [Healthcare Informatics] - TMC Net
    ... the challenges of growing from startups to well ... The American Hernia Society has used ... GetWellNetwork, a platform for improving patient ...
    07/10/2014 - 11:56 am | View Link
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  • 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 - 2:06 am | View Link
  • Slow typists losing businesses money
    New businesses, often working with a core workforce, could gain up to 21 days of productivity per year by improving typing skills, the research from the British Computer Society (BCS) suggests. The findings seem to support recent research from E-skills UK ...
    10/30/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Startups, Execs, and Undergrads: This Boat Cruise Is Your Nightmare
    As young technologists become more convinced they're on the verge of improving the entire human condition, they find society unfit. They go to privately owned mountains, or in this case, a giant boat voyage across the eastern hemisphere. Self-importance ...
    10/1/2013 - 4:06 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
  • 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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  • : 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 ...
    07/28/2014 - 3:31 am | View Website
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    Information on the Society, membership, and publications.
    07/28/2014 - 1:15 am | View Website
  • Pet Partners® — Touching lives through human–animal ...
    Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) touches people's lives and improves their health through positive interactions with animals. Find out about therapy anim and ...
    07/28/2014 - 12:18 am | View Website
  • Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and ...
    The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and ...
    07/27/2014 - 4:47 pm | View Website
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    07/27/2014 - 11:32 am | View Website
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