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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  • Meet The Swiss Entrepreneur Who Is Funding African Innovation - Forbes.com
    ... a resolution to promote an innovation society for ... Many startups or small businesses without a ... and finalists can go a long way in ...
    10/1/2014 - 2:16 pm | View Link
  • Hispanic Entrepreneurs Short-changed in Texas - HispanicBusiness.com
    ... heading up companies and startups, serving on ... much younger, I only see it improving." Miranda ... Solana: A board advisor for National ...
    09/29/2014 - 12:41 pm | View Link
  • Forbes 400: The Richest People In Texas, 2014 - Forbes.com
    ... or because we have any personal agenda other than improving outcomes for society as a whole ... of Shark Tank, where he bids for startups ...
    09/29/2014 - 11:40 am | View Link
  • Five-year Way to Wellville Contest to Cost Big, Niagara Falls is in ... - Niagara Falls Reporter
    ... winner," the website continues, "improving the ... who cashed in on several internet startups, and ... of companies to have a healthier ...
    09/23/2014 - 6:49 am | View Link
  • News and Analysis of the Global Innovation Scene [Research ... - TMC Net
    According to Allen, the idea for improving the ... develop innovative solutions to benefit society. ... pgwynne767@aol.com Europe's Tech Startups ...
    09/22/2014 - 1:22 pm | View Link
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  • Melbourne startups sit down with Tony Abbott to press case for more support
    The government’s commitment to invest $12 million in improving the focus of science ... providing greater exposure to computer coding in schools. Australian Computer Society chief executive officer Allan Patterson says that’s “most welcome ...
    10/14/2014 - 4:00 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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  • Pet Partners® — Touching lives through human–animal ...
    Pet Partners touches people's lives and improves their health through positive interactions with animals.
    10/19/2014 - 9:13 pm | View Website
  • Royal Society
    The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science, and is possibly the oldest such ...
    10/19/2014 - 9:53 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 ...
    10/19/2014 - 7:08 am | View Website
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    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 ...
    10/18/2014 - 11:30 pm | View Website
  • Society for Research in Child Development SRCD | for ...
    Information on the Society, membership, and publications.
    10/18/2014 - 2:47 pm | View Website
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