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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  • Planner: SBA offers free export workshop series [Sun Sentinel :: ] - BusinessWeek
    ... educational series designed to help startups and ... Public Reations Society of America, Fort ... resource trends and strategies for ...
    09/19/2014 - 11:07 am | View Link
  • Social News 19/9 - VietNamNet Bridge
    Vietnam 2014’ (Challenge Vietnam Startups 2014 ... 148 million USD) in the hope of improving the ... while encouraging all members of society ...
    09/18/2014 - 7:46 am | View Link
  • Startups, Jobs, Economic Impact: An Analysis of Commercialization at ... - Xconomy
    ... university innovations to society, as well as ... substantiate statements that its startups have ... report points out some areas that need ...
    09/11/2014 - 6:35 am | View Link
  • ASQ Celebrates Growth of Quality by Welcoming All Quality ... - WTen.com
    ASQ Celebrates Growth of Quality by Welcoming All Quality ... - WMBF
    09/9/2014 - 3:59 pm | View Link
  • The Silent Killer of New Products: Lazy Pricing - Harvard Business Review
    ... year with the Professional Pricing Society, a ... in our experience working with both startups and ... CEOs and executives have focused on ...
    09/9/2014 - 10:48 am | View Link
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  • Startups Awards Hall of Fame: Ella’s Kitchen
    generating more revenues and profits and genuinely contributing to improving children’s lives through their relationship with food, I am focused on increasingly showing that business can be a force for good in society and a driver of much social change.
    09/16/2014 - 1:09 am | View Link
  • Startups, Jobs, Economic Impact: An Analysis of Commercialization at UW
    With goals of transferring university innovations to society, as well as increasing revenue and prestige ... Young acknowledged that the committee report points out some areas that need improving. (The full interview is here.) “In the last few years ...
    09/12/2014 - 6:27 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
  • 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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