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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  • The Vodafone Institute Launches the Next Round of F-LANE: Leveraging the Impact of Startups With a Female Empowerment Focus
    We are committed to improving access to technology for all parts of society and thus develop and support on-the-ground projects for female empowerment and digital education. The wide ranging expertise of the Advisory Board members reflects the Institute's ...
    05/23/2017 - 1:31 am | View Link
  • Startup Showcase: She wants to open people’s eyes to the importance of sleep
    Clearly, improving their employees’ sleep is an issue that corporations ... It’s a mindset that has been drilled into our society for years — sacrifice sleep to be more productive. But it’s absolutely wrong, and we have not learned about the ...
    05/22/2017 - 2:40 pm | View Link
  • Pakistani Startup Proves That Local Doctors Can Compete Globally
    Startups depend on these ideas, which can bring a positive change in the society. Similarly, healthcare startups are playing a crucial role in improving the ecosystem of Pakistan. Among these startups, “Marham – find a doctor” has shown promising ...
    05/18/2017 - 9:12 pm | View Link
  • At 500 Startups Demo Day, bright ideas, energy and innovation
    Govlist would come in and accelerate this by 50%, thereby improving compliance ... It gives sports fans what they truly want (epic experiences), while also helping the society. Fans make a contribution to any charity chosen by an athlete.
    05/14/2017 - 10:16 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 - 3:47 am | View Link
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  • 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.
    05/27/2017 - 8:58 am | View Website
  • Startups in Bangalore • • Bangalore Startups List
    Map of the local innovation industry. Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Bangalore.
    05/25/2017 - 8:04 am | View Website
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    Startups news from the , including the latest news, articles, quotes, blog posts, photos, video and more.
    05/24/2017 - 11:32 am | View Website
  • NGO Society Formation in India 2014
    NGO Formation as a Society. What is a Society? Society can be described as an association of persons united together by mutual consent to act jointly for some common ...
    05/24/2017 - 7:00 am | View Website
  • Requests for Startups
    Responding to an RFS will never be the deciding factor in who we fund. As we've said many times, the people matter more than the idea. Plus you can't do a good job on ...
    05/22/2017 - 9:04 am | View Website
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