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 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.
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 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.
Borrow-and-Save, is the newest Spring Bank product designed to meet the needs of New York City’s low and moderate income/underbanked and unbanked consumers. Borrow-and-Save is an antidote to high-cost, asset draining small dollar loans.
This millennial group kinda think they are awesome, but FYI, at GoodB we do too! Upworthy, the video activist platform that rocks joins BuzzFeed & Mashable to talk about big data and media power! If you are in NYC this week, find out how they use it to get the word out and sustain their product too.
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.
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.
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.
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.”