• The Sharing Economy on ThatMatters Live!

    The Sharing Economy on ThatMatters Live!

    | July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The NextGen of Talk Shows, TML streams live weekly from theCentre for Social Innovation in New York across 5 social media platforms to reach over 97,000 viewers worldwide. Only 8 months old, the combination of interviews with the most fascinating social entrepreneurs and innovators of our time and the wacky fun of the two dynamic hosts- Shane Snipes and Monika Mitchell – has led to a rapidly growing audience of viewers who want to change the world.

  • Business 101: Resolving Conflicts The Shaman Way

    Business 101: Resolving Conflicts The Shaman Way

    | July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    After both of us worked our ASSES off to build this company to its current position – pointing in the direction of real success – my partner and I were having major issues with the vision of the company. It’s hard enough to grow a start-up but to have conflict within the start-up was a huge distraction.

  • Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Meet in SanFrancisco

    Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Meet in SanFrancisco

    | July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Inner and outer work is what makes social impact sustainable. As women, we’re often trying to hold it all; family, career, relationships and personal health without making sacrifices. In our fast paced society which pulls us in many directions it is increasingly tricky to stay in balance.

  • Startup Founders: Why Two are Better Than One!

    Startup Founders: Why Two are Better Than One!

    | July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

    When you are faced with complex operational issues or have to strategize for your company, you can do it along with your co-founder. In situations like these, two heads are definitely better than one. Your partner will bring his/her perspectives, ideas and opinions, while you will contribute yours.

  • All-Star Middle Schoolers Create Apps for Good

    All-Star Middle Schoolers Create Apps for Good

    | July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Last week, a wonderful thing happened on the way back from the “CEO Boot Camp” produced by executive director, Dax-Devlon Ross and the After-School All-Stars. I was inspired…inspired by the innovations of the middle school students that participated in the program, by the importance and effectiveness of the program itself, and by the passion and enthusiasm of the youngest generation to change the world.

  • ThatMatters Live: Urban Farming in the Big Apple!

    ThatMatters Live: Urban Farming in the Big Apple!

    | June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

    A few years back urban framing sounded like an oxymoron. In 2014, urban farming and local rooftop and neighborhood garden are booming. The powerhouse duo, Ilona de Jongh and Leslie Dweck founded Sprout by Design: an urban farming and educational program to green New York City schools. Their motto: “No Child Left Indoors!”

  • BRITTANY MARTIN named ECHOING GREEN FELLOW!

    BRITTANY MARTIN named ECHOING GREEN FELLOW!

    | June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

    AbleThrive empowers people with disabilities and their families to overcome challenges and negative stereotypes by providing a support network of crowdsourced how-to videos and information. With this free and accessible community-based resource, we reach even the most isolated geographic areas.

  • Mapping the Way Out of Poverty

    Mapping the Way Out of Poverty

    | June 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

    How Data Science is Leading to Greater Impact! The collaboration between mission-based big data organization Data Kind and nonprofit group, DC Action for Children Reveals Why Data Mapping is Important for Social Impact.

  • Hacking the Future of Food!

    Hacking the Future of Food!

    | June 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Re-engineering the future of food. Over the course of this weekend (June 27-29), chefs, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers and data scientists will prototype open-source software and hardware solutions to industry-wide challenges. Food+Tech Connect is bringing restaurant and foodservice rabble-rousers together with tech and design nerds to hack a better future for dining this weekend in NYC. [...]

  • Your Cell Phone Sexting Is Safe! (sort of)

    Your Cell Phone Sexting Is Safe! (sort of)

    | June 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Supreme Court of the United States rules that the search and seizure of your smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer, ipad, iphone etc. without a warrant violates the U.S. Constitution. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion that one of the key features of the American Revolution was the revulsion of illegal search & seizure by British soldiers.

  • From Jail to Job: Entrepreneurship Offers Hope to Inmates

    From Jail to Job: Entrepreneurship Offers Hope to Inmates

    | June 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

    From Incarceration to Innovation: How Ex-Cons are Learning to be Entrepreneurs by Michael Bordieri (FreeEnterprise.com) David Thigpen isn’t your typical business owner. For one thing, he primarily works with prisoners and ex-convicts. For another, he decided to start his own company right about the same time he was sentenced to 25 years in a New York State penitentiary. [...]

  • Eat Your Own Cocktail Glass!

    Eat Your Own Cocktail Glass!

    | June 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Our friends at the Centre for Social Innovation in New York: Chelsea Briganti and Lee Ann Tucker are heading off to greener pastures- hopefully the green of cash investment! The glam-preneurs have invented an edible cup made from Jell-O molds!

  • Why All Business Is Social

    Why All Business Is Social

    | June 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The distancing between the individuals at the other end of the transaction and the digital blips on the screen they had become has allowed us to forget the human foundation of business. Somehow between Adam Smith & Michael Porter’s “shared value,” 19th & 20th century technological advancements and the rapid growth of industrialization changed it all.

  • Become a Real-Estate Investor for $100

    Become a Real-Estate Investor for $100

    | June 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The Web is primed and ready to move beyond bloated financial institutions that are “too big to fail” themselves, but fail the rest of us regularly. Our first product revolutionizes the financing of real estate development projects, to the benefit of developers, savers and investors. It’s a tested and true type of savings vehicle with a new and important twist.

  • Social Good Movement Invades Paris

    Social Good Movement Invades Paris

    | May 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

    “Today, we can track social outcomes and compensate investors and service providers through measurable government savings. This means we can hand the keys of venture capital to social sector organizations that can innovate and deliver results. We now have the possibility of turning impact investing into a very important tool to solve social challenges.

For the Urban Biker: How Cool Is This?

For the Urban Biker: How Cool Is This?

July 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Bikestock provides support for urban cyclists through a network of vending machines, toolkits, and branded cycling products. By making self-service bike repair available around the clock, Bikestock aims to encourage more people to ride their bicycles. Bikestock locations fill in critical gaps in traditional bike shops business hours, while enhancing existing infrastructure.

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ThatMatters Live Web Show: Tech Innovation in Education

ThatMatters Live Web Show: Tech Innovation in Education

July 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Is education really the answer for today’s youth?
In New York City and throughout the U.S., education is said to be the solution to high unemployment and social problems. But is it, really? How many high school and college graduates are unemployed or underemployed?

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Warby Parker: Tech, Brand & Social Good

Warby Parker: Tech, Brand & Social Good

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Let’s face it. Anyone who wears eyeglasses knows the deal: awful customer service, long wait time, and the feeling that you just got fleeced by the chainstore Eyegopoly! $500 for what…a pair of plastic frames made in China? My lenses, cost what??? Not to mention the fact that you can’t return them, EVER! Sound familiar…? [...]

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Traveling to Save the World

Traveling to Save the World

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

VIDEO: Hugh Whalan, social entrepreneur, discusses growing trend of destination entrepreneurship and the potential of emerging markets. “The thing to remember about starting a business in a developing country is that it can be done very inexpensively…and there really isn’t a lot of the competition.”

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The Next Best Thing to Change: Your Smartphone.

The Next Best Thing to Change: Your Smartphone.

July 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

VIDEO: Geared towards “youth” (age 13-21): the fundraising platform encourages viewers to vote for change by watching 30 seconds of advertising on their mobile phones. The mobile changemaker then receives a fee from the companies registered for bringing viewers to the streaming ads and the nonprofits receive a donation.

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Echoing Green: Why Social Innovation Matters

Echoing Green: Why Social Innovation Matters

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Social entrepreneurship is focused on identifying great people with great ideas and backing them. These are particular people who are bold and have a healthy relationship with risk-taking. Our society needs them. We don’t necessarily have a research and development sector for social change, and it’s important because we constantly need to test ideas that have a fighting chance of making the biggest difference.

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How Social Impact Bonds Work

How Social Impact Bonds Work

July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

At the cutting edge of new social innovation financing are social impact bonds(SIBs), a potentially transformative idea. SIB transactions merge traditional public/private partnerships and performance based contracting. Private investors invest in demonstrated social programs, with a promise from government to repay that investment, plus a profit, if predetermined performance targets are met.

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New Options for Funding Your Small Biz!

New Options for Funding Your Small Biz!

July 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Argo offers new option for funding your small business. Credit has been challenging and frustrating in the past several years for small business owners and startups. The nation’s biggest banks left small business lending behind due to the high risk nature in the ongoing recession. But entrepreneurs are bouncing back in big numbers and doing everything from innovating online marketplaces to opening mom & pop stores to selling their creations on Etsy.

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The Sharing Economy on ThatMatters Live!

The Sharing Economy on ThatMatters Live!

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

The NextGen of Talk Shows, TML streams live weekly from theCentre for Social Innovation in New York across 5 social media platforms to reach over 97,000 viewers worldwide. Only 8 months old, the combination of interviews with the most fascinating social entrepreneurs and innovators of our time and the wacky fun of the two dynamic hosts- Shane Snipes and Monika Mitchell – has led to a rapidly growing audience of viewers who want to change the world.

Read More

Business 101: Resolving Conflicts The Shaman Way

Business 101: Resolving Conflicts The Shaman Way

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

After both of us worked our ASSES off to build this company to its current position – pointing in the direction of real success – my partner and I were having major issues with the vision of the company. It’s hard enough to grow a start-up but to have conflict within the start-up was a huge distraction.

Read More

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Meet in SanFrancisco

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Meet in SanFrancisco

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Inner and outer work is what makes social impact sustainable. As women, we’re often trying to hold it all; family, career, relationships and personal health without making sacrifices. In our fast paced society which pulls us in many directions it is increasingly tricky to stay in balance.

Read More

Startup Founders: Why Two are Better Than One!

Startup Founders: Why Two are Better Than One!

July 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

When you are faced with complex operational issues or have to strategize for your company, you can do it along with your co-founder. In situations like these, two heads are definitely better than one. Your partner will bring his/her perspectives, ideas and opinions, while you will contribute yours.

Read More

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