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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  • Old problems, new solutions: Startups solving India's infrastructure ... - Times of India
    ... based seed fund and incubator 500 Startups and ... still seen with a lot of skepticism in the society. ... "Companies are improving customer ...
    05/22/2015 - 8:15 am | View Link
  • HX360 conference covers new IT technology, need for partnerships - Health Facilities Management
    Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS ... workflow and patient care, improving the ... among large, established companies and ...
    05/21/2015 - 5:09 am | View Link
  • Obama Recognizes Emerging Global Entrepreneurs - The White House
    ... life for Colombian farmers by improving their ... and co-founder of the Case Society of Hispanic ... He hopes to support other startups and ...
    05/18/2015 - 1:25 pm | View Link
  • All-Star @ThingsExpo Faculty Announced | [#InternetOfThings ... - Websphere Journal
    The building blocks of mobile IoT devices - ECN
    05/18/2015 - 6:45 am | View Link
  • "Go Out and Find the Truth" - US Embassy Germany: Berlin
    ... living together in our multi-faceted society. ... their national labor laws and improving working ... opportunity, particularly for early ...
    05/15/2015 - 7:14 am | View Link
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  • Old problems, new solutions: Startups solving India's infrastructure problems
    In such a nascent industry, challenges remain - starting with the wider perception of these startups. "The for-profitand-social-good segment is still seen with a lot of skepticism in the society ... "Companies are improving customer stickiness, revenue ...
    05/21/2015 - 6:34 pm | View Link
  • The “Death” Of Anything Is Overrated
    But in the end, instead of destroying and recreating a profitable industry, a successful startup aims to modernize it, up the game of the current players, while fundamentally improving ... to say startups don’t provide a great value to society.
    05/20/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Budget 2015: StartupAUS sees missed opportunities in budget
    The government has failed to commit to a national innovation strategy and the budget made no investment in improving the funding climate ... intensive industries and tech startups." The Australian Computer Society said it welcomed the small business ...
    05/12/2015 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • Smart cities and IoT startups need open data to thrive
    Open data is changing society and will fuel smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) startups, the Open Data Institute's ... "[On] the Smart London board we have a core ambition of improving the lives of Londoners using open data," he said.
    03/11/2015 - 11:26 pm | View Link
  • These 3 SA startups are among the world’s most inspiring
    Three South African tech startups have been listed as being among the world’s most inspiring by Nominet Trust ... a tremor-cancelling spoon aimed at improving the lives of people suffering from Parkinson’s, which was acquired by Google in September ...
    12/3/2014 - 8:31 pm | View Link
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  • What can people start doing now that will help them a lot ...
    Start loving yourself. If I have learnt anything during my first 2 decades of life it is this. Seems quite simple to follow but is not. How does this help?
    05/24/2015 - 7:08 am | View Website
  • Home Page > The American Geriatrics Society
    The AGS is one of the largest professional organization of health care providers. Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. Has over 6,000 ...
    05/23/2015 - 10:19 pm | 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 ...
    05/23/2015 - 6:37 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 ...
    05/23/2015 - 4:42 pm | View Website
  • Pet Partners
    IN THE NEWS. After rough start, therapy cat helps spread joy, by Sarah Gollner. NWI.com, LaPorte, Indiana, March 22, 2015. Animals prove to be stress relievers for ...
    05/23/2015 - 4:46 am | View Website
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