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The UK is fast becoming one of the coolest scenes for social innovation and social enterprise. In Europe, it kicks ass with a close follow by the rising Social Enterprise Center of Berlin! Social Responsibility might be a lot of greenwashing at the top of the global corporate food chain, but the boots-on-the-ground folks are shaking things up like never before.
Eating healthy over the holidays is a challenge…but gluten-free rock n’ roll Foodpreneur Ariyele makes it possible & fun! She is gorgeous, totally crazy, and hysterically funny! But this gal can cook a mean gluten-free sinfully-free yummy dessert and make you laugh while doing it! Introducing Brooklyn ex-pat Ariyele Ressler and her new wonderfully innovative [...]
When the JOBS Act was passed in April 2012, many of us in the social entrepreneurship community were excited! It seemed as if a whole new economic structure would form underneath rusty old 20th century capitalism. Finally, the “trickle down” concept of 1980s Reaganomics would be replaced with a millennial-worthy trickle up version. The new world looked promising!
If you read our article on Square, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s credit processing innovation for entrepreneurs and artisans, then you understand how its changing the way businesses pay for credit card use. Next up is Square’s newest innovation on the online marketplace. Introducing the Square Market, a growing community of e-commerce stores offered as a free service to all Square credit users.
An entrepreneurial wunderkind, Jack Dorsey knows that credit card transaction fees are among the most challenging and contentious among small business owners. Small-b’s have long felt they are held hostage to excessive credit card fees. So like any smart entrepreneur, where there’s a need, think of a solution.
After the colossal credit crisis of 2008 and beyond, new forms of establishing credit are emerging from a new crop of techpreneurs. Millennials as well as others left out of the credit food chain want a new way of measuring borrowing accountability. While institutions like Citigroup & Bank of America couldn’t pay their own bills without taxpayer infusions and Fed ” zero-interest loans,” the rest of us are asked to follow a different set of rules.
From that corner of sustainable innovation, the SF Bay Area, comes another amazing start-up crowd funding platform: Mosaic. This company supports solar energy for organizations and collaboratives that would otherwise find the cost of renewable energy prohibitive. Think Renewable Energy Coops! The model for Mosaic is innovative and promising and could be adapted to all sorts of industries including finance and banking.
My initial impression of the 2013 NYC Green Festival at the Javits Center was delightful sensory overload! From the smell of organic truffle butter popcorn to the impressive colorful tower of reclaimed soda lids, I felt like a kid in a candy store and did not know where to dash first (the gourmet buttered popcorn won).
It’s no secret that Bushwick, Brooklyn is exploding with new art galleries, but one of the newest ones will expand the opportunities for artists who live even further east than most. Married artist couple Lori Kirkbride and Nao Matsumoto are opening lorimoto Gallery in between the Myrtle/Wyckoff L/M and the Halsey L stops. The gallery will largely focus on group shows of artists from “Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond.”