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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  • Policing by the Numbers, Post-Ferguson
    As I reported last year, a number of startups are now marketing software solutions to ... “The overriding objective of police should be to create a safe democratic society, not a safe police state,” said Daniel S. Nagin, professor of public policy ...
    08/4/2015 - 7:42 am | View Link
  • President Obama Announces New Commitments from Investors, Companies, Universities, and Cities to Advance Inclusive Entrepreneurship
    Just three percent of America’s venture capital-backed startups are led by women ... with input from national organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.
    08/3/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Enel : Ernesto Ciorra: 'It’s about social, cultural, and environmental growth as well as economics'
    We want to partner with the best startups in the world. We’re not interested in acquiring equity but we invest in their products. We support them to scale up, improving and testing their solutions, and offering them access to our ecosystem where they can ...
    07/30/2015 - 4:35 am | View Link
  • Notre Dame receives $1.6 million from Accenture to expand technology and opportunity in Uganda and South Africa
    significantly improving access to technology, job-skills training and mentoring. The project was introduced in 2012 by NDIGD and Accenture as a pilot program in rural northern Uganda, resulting in 40 new business startups and more than 130 new jobs.
    07/27/2015 - 7:21 am | View Link
  • Early Tesla Motors Investors Raise $400 Million Impact VC Fund
    Two early investors in Tesla Motors Inc. teamed up and raised a ... Mr. Musk and others like him “debunked the notion of a trade off” between making money and improving society, Mr. Ehrenpreis said. More high-quality entrepreneurs are starting mission ...
    06/23/2015 - 1:04 am | View Link
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  • Pet Partners : Pet Partners
    Pet Partners is a human-services organization dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being through positive interactions with animals.
    08/4/2015 - 4:13 pm | View Website
  • Home | Autism Society
    The Autism Source™ Resource Database, created in 2004, is the most comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer only credible and ...
    08/4/2015 - 12:17 pm | View Website
  • Start
    start (stärt) v. start·ed, start·ing, starts. v.intr. 1. a. To begin a movement, activity, or undertaking: She started to dance. The dog started barking.
    08/4/2015 - 11:12 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 ...
    08/4/2015 - 6:26 am | View Website
  • NYSSCPA | The New York State Society of CPAs
    NYSSCPA is the premier professional association for CPAs (certified public accountants) in New York State.
    08/4/2015 - 5:00 am | View Website
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