Category: GOODB STARS

Buffalo’s New Economy Starts Up!

Buffalo’s New Economy Starts Up!

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Once production commences, BAK USA will give Buffalo bragging rights as a tech trailblazer, making it one of the first U.S. cities to manufacture inexpensive tablet PCs and cellphones for the African market.

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Telling the Story Through Children’s Eyes

Telling the Story Through Children’s Eyes

October 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

BYkids is one of several New York City programs teaching the craft and business of film to young people who could not otherwise afford film school. With financing from the Ford Foundation and private donors, a committee of Unicef representatives, journalists and others selects potential stories that highlight themes of “courage, perseverance and dignity.”

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Can You Eat Local for 10 Days?

Can You Eat Local for 10 Days?

October 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

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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Harlem Meets Biotech!

Harlem Meets Biotech!

October 21, 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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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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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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Berlin Says Nein to Uber!

Berlin Says Nein to Uber!

August 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

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.

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Borrow & Save: NYC Community Bank that Cares

Borrow & Save: NYC Community Bank that Cares

August 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

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.

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