• Health Tech: Text Your Doctor

    Health Tech: Text Your Doctor

    | August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Ever wanted to text your doctor for advice? This startup is taking it to the next level and creating a healthcare texting program for underserved high-need Medicaid patients. Social innovation in healthcare is a growing billion dollar field and reveals that business can be personal and profitable at the same time.

  • Rent-A-Boat: The Airbnb of the Sea

    Rent-A-Boat: The Airbnb of the Sea

    | August 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

    According to Aaron Hall, founder of BoatBound.co, “There’s not a boater on the planet today that gets to use their boat as often as they’d like.”
    Hall co-founded Boatbound in 2012, a company he says will make boating more accessible and more affordable. Boatbound is a peer-to-peer marketplace that allows boat owners to rent their boats to prescreened, qualified renters.

  • 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.

  • Tech Innovation in Education: ThatMattersLive

    Tech Innovation in Education: ThatMattersLive

    | 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?

  • 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…? […]

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!”

NYC Social Impact goes digital

NYC Social Impact goes digital

September 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Activist/Singer Alicia Keys Call to Action At the Mashable Social Good Summit 2014 – NYC  Alicia Keys invites her fans and digital friends to “Light the World Up” by joining her movement:  www.weareheremovement.com  Watch Now! How President Clinton, Hillary, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and CGI Community Are Building A Better World   Issues like clean […]

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6 Yrs Later: From Economic Devastation to Social Change

6 Yrs Later: From Economic Devastation to Social Change

September 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Six years after the global financial crisis, two former Wall Street wizards join Shane & Monika to discuss why they walked away from the big bonuses to build a better world.

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5 Days to Change the World: #NYCSocialGood

5 Days to Change the World: #NYCSocialGood

September 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

This week is simply our favorite week of the year in NYC. All forces to build a better world are in the Big Apple at once. The Clinton Global Initiative, Mashable Social Good Summit, ClimateWeekNYC and everything #socialgood takes place in a 50 block radius on the world stage. Check out the “NYC week of global change” highlights.

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DC Millionaires Support Social Innovation

DC Millionaires Support Social Innovation

September 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from the daily demands of everyday life to pursue an idea that would further civic responsibility? At the mythic Halcyon House, that is a very real possibility. Within this $11 million historic mansion is a program to create a hub of social innovation.

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Will the U.S. Gov Invest in Social Innovation?

Will the U.S. Gov Invest in Social Innovation?

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Social Impact Bonds are funding some of the most progressive social policies in decades. The Social Bond Act discussed in Congress would allot $300million for social innovations to build a better world.

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Harlem Meets Biotech!

Harlem Meets Biotech!

September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Harlem Biospace is the first city-backed incubator that supports early-stage NYC biotech companies. Since opening in November, it has contributed to an ongoing economic revitalization in Harlem.

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Watch: NextGen Climate Rises Up To Save Miami

Watch: NextGen Climate Rises Up To Save Miami

September 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Everyone in the world is watching Miami, and they’re watching to see how we are going to thrive in the face of climate change.” See the incredible challenges this beautiful coastal city faces and how Floridians like Celeste are fighting to preserve it.  

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When Love of Money Turns to Food

When Love of Money Turns to Food

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The following excerpts are written by Sam Polk, founder of Groceryships- a nonprofit organization that pilots a program to end food insecurity among working poor in Los Angeles. Sam was also a derivatives trader during the 2008 financial crisis. He walked away at the height of his career to make an impact in America’s hunger […]

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Farming To Stay Out of Jail

Farming To Stay Out of Jail

August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

These 3 Urban Farms Provide the Formerly Incarcerated an Opportunity to Grow by Kathleen O’Brien, Nation Swell With 2.2 million people currently in jail, according to the Sentencing Project, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. But even after being released, life for many of these individuals doesn’t get much (if any) better. Many employers don’t want […]

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Profits with Purpose for Disabled

Profits with Purpose for Disabled

August 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Seventeen year-old Charlotte Robinson and twenty-seven year-old Brittany Martin are two of the newest social innovators creating products for the disabled community. Both entrepreneurs had chapersonal experiences with disabilities and have turned these

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How Equity Crowdfunding Works for Entrepreneurs

How Equity Crowdfunding Works for Entrepreneurs

August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for startups to raise capital and for entrepreneurs to launch new endeavors. It’s true that a great amount of potential capital could be unlocked by including the non-accredited investors in the startup industry.

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Native Americans Embrace Social Enterprise

Native Americans Embrace Social Enterprise

August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

To the residents of the Cheyenne River Reservation, the newly-opened Keya Café & Coffee Shop in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is a great place to pick up a cup of coffee and a pastry in the morning. But behind the scenes, this small business is working on a much broader scope by addressing such issues as the environment, job creation, diabetes, and youth life skills.

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