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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  • Up for sale: Nazareth-based VC seeks buyers for 3 startups
    “If we have several companies that have succeeded and made an exit, it will help us create an example ecosystem for the Arab society. Success and exits ... and the third company is working on improving the technology that enables to insert stents in ...
    01/21/2017 - 9:53 pm | View Link
  • Growcer, The Perfect Grocery eCommerce Solution To Launch & Scale Up Startups
    Internet has surely changed the whole landscape as online technologies are improving and paving way for new business models to become a part of our society. The biggest talking point in that aspect is online grocery. The fact remains that still majority of ...
    01/15/2017 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Microsoft Ventures Launches Fund for Artificial Intelligence Startups
    Microsoft Ventures has launched a new fund targeting artificial companies, specifically those developing technology aimed at improving society. “AI holds great promise to augment human capabilities and improve society by tackling some of the world’s ...
    12/12/2016 - 6:48 am | View Link
  • Improving Startup Accelerators
    Here are some straight forward ways you can improve — which we must, because much like the development of farming or written word, entrepreneurship is a crucial force for improving our ... pay for all the costs when society gets some of the benefit?
    06/17/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Croatia-based microfinance systems provider Oradian gets angel & VC funding
    Oradian has been recently nominated for The Europas Awards in the “Best European Startup Aimed At Improving Society” category.
    05/20/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • How to Start a Startup
    March 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the Harvard Computer Society.) You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to ...
    01/20/2017 - 3:08 pm | View Website
  • What is innovation? definition and meaning ...
    In a social context, innovation helps create new methods for alliance creation, joint venturing, flexible work hours, and creation of buyers' purchasing power.
    01/20/2017 - 9:39 am | View Website
  • Kauffman Fellows
    Our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman saw entrepreneurship as a kind of life-force that motivates and fulfills individuals while improving society as a whole.
    01/20/2017 - 2:37 am | View Website
  • Sport eXperience | improving performance
    How does society benefit from sports innovation? Sport eXperience supports sports entrepreneurs with their (inter)national growth ambition through a customer centric ...
    01/20/2017 - 1:18 am | View Website
  • The Kauffman Index 2015: Startup Activity | National Trends
    THE KAUFFMAN INDEX | STARTUPACTIVITY | NATIONAL TRENDS | 2015 | 3 Foreword by Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation
    01/20/2017 - 12:35 am | View Website
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