Would you like to take part in a collaborative experiment? People around the world are asking: How well can local food (versus industrial food) feed our communities? Can a 10-Day Local Food Challenge help us answer that question?
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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.
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.
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.
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.