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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  • Toronto Hosts Canada’s First Bitcoin Expo - Tech Vibes
      BITCOIN IN SOCIETY Stefan Molyneux, host of ...   BITCOINS AND STARTUPS Both entrepreneurs and ... apps and payment processors improving to ...
    04/16/2014 - 2:09 pm | View Link
  • Brave new wearable world: Crowdsourcing health, and the coming ... - Venturebeat
    ... as an increasingly tech-obsessed society, we ... universe that you are certain of improving and ... And all the while thousands of startups ...
    04/16/2014 - 5:47 am | View Link
  • Nigeria: Technology Innovation Key to Realize Nigeria's Vision 20 - AllAfrica.com
    ... from all sectors of the Nigerian society, the ... signaling an increased focus on improving African ... that Microsoft has mentored over 50 ...
    04/16/2014 - 4:07 am | View Link
  • Technology Innovation Key to Realize Nigeria's Vision 20 - Individual.com
    ... from all sectors of the Nigerian society, the ... signaling an increased focus on improving African ... that Microsoft has mentored over 50 ...
    04/16/2014 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Technology innovation key to realize Nigeria’s vision 20:2020 , ... - Vanguard
    ... from all sectors of the Nigerian society, the ... signaling an increased focus on improving African ... that Microsoft has mentored over 50 ...
    04/15/2014 - 4:57 am | View Link
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  • Startups bolster adherence via social networking, mobile apps
    “Studies consistently find significant cost savings and increases in effectiveness that are attributable to low-cost interventions for improving adherence ... The American Cancer Society and Kaiser Permanente. Robin Wiener, prior to co-founding ...
    04/23/2014 - 3:52 am | View Link
  • Slow typists losing businesses money
    New businesses, often working with a core workforce, could gain up to 21 days of productivity per year by improving typing skills, the research from the British Computer Society (BCS) suggests. The findings seem to support recent research from E-skills UK ...
    10/30/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Future planet The Future of Startups
    The Startup phenomenon can be likened to the first industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries that radically transformed all aspects of world society by improving living standards and providing new ways to release the creative potential of new ...
    10/13/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Startups, Execs, and Undergrads: This Boat Cruise Is Your Nightmare
    As young technologists become more convinced they're on the verge of improving the entire human condition, they find society unfit. They go to privately owned mountains, or in this case, a giant boat voyage across the eastern hemisphere. Self-importance ...
    10/1/2013 - 4:06 am | View Link
  • $650K at stake for startups via annual UC Berkeley, MIT contests
    including IT for Society, Open Data, Global Poverty Alleviation and Improving Student Life. Those whose proposals are accepted can receive up to a $10K grant, plus have access to mentors and workshops to bring their ideas to fruition. Got an idea that ...
    09/24/2013 - 5:02 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    04/18/2014 - 5:03 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 ...
    04/18/2014 - 2:54 am | View Website
  • Pet Partners® — Touching lives through human–animal ...
    Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) touches people's lives and improves their health through positive interactions with animals. Find out about therapy anim and ...
    04/17/2014 - 8:56 pm | View Website
  • Society for Research in Child Development SRCD | for ...
    Information on the Society, membership, and publications.
    04/17/2014 - 7:51 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 ...
    04/17/2014 - 12:06 pm | View Website
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