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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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.
In the last 15 years, we have seen the most successful anti-poverty push in history. Thanks to this global effort, we now have the opportunity to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Join the Global Citizen movement to ensure that all the world’s children and young people survive and thrive. By taking action as a Global Citizen, together we can secure commitments to affect the lives of 50 million people on vaccines, education, sanitation and more.
Pundits have opined for years on the socio-economic factors that have stifled wealth creation in the black community, from imprisonment and high recidivism rates, to educational disparities to black-on-black violence. These discussions tend to focus on large urban communities.
It is important to have both a clear mission and plan to achieve the mission. Several investors pointed to the fact that the best financial returns come from enterprises that already have an established impact mission and execution plan. Similarly, an enterprise with a solid business model is crucial. They should already have an established product that addresses local needs and market demands.
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a powerful approach to transforming lives and communities that positions the federal government to be a catalyst for impact—mobilizing public and private resources to find and grow community solutions with evidence of strong results.
In the U.S. entrepreneurship flourishes simply because we have relatively few rules restricting competition. The upside is obviously the entrepreneurial and innovation boon we are experiencing currently in New York City and across the States. The downside is the huge job losses and lack of safety net that German society provides for its citizens.