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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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.
Is education really the answer for today’s youth?
In New York City and throughout the U.S., education is said to be the solution to high unemployment and social problems. But is it, really? How many high school and college graduates are unemployed or underemployed?
VIDEO: Geared towards “youth” (age 13-21): the fundraising platform encourages viewers to vote for change by watching 30 seconds of advertising on their mobile phones. The mobile changemaker then receives a fee from the companies registered for bringing viewers to the streaming ads and the nonprofits receive a donation.
“Social entrepreneurship is focused on identifying great people with great ideas and backing them. These are particular people who are bold and have a healthy relationship with risk-taking. Our society needs them. We don’t necessarily have a research and development sector for social change, and it’s important because we constantly need to test ideas that have a fighting chance of making the biggest difference.
Argo offers new option for funding your small business. Credit has been challenging and frustrating in the past several years for small business owners and startups. The nation’s biggest banks left small business lending behind due to the high risk nature in the ongoing recession. But entrepreneurs are bouncing back in big numbers and doing everything from innovating online marketplaces to opening mom & pop stores to selling their creations on Etsy.
AbleThrive empowers people with disabilities and their families to overcome challenges and negative stereotypes by providing a support network of crowdsourced how-to videos and information. With this free and accessible community-based resource, we reach even the most isolated geographic areas.
How Data Science is Leading to Greater Impact! The collaboration between mission-based big data organization Data Kind and nonprofit group, DC Action for Children Reveals Why Data Mapping is Important for Social Impact.
Re-engineering the future of food. Over the course of this weekend (June 27-29), chefs, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers and data scientists will prototype open-source software and hardware solutions to industry-wide challenges. Food+Tech Connect is bringing restaurant and foodservice rabble-rousers together with tech and design nerds to hack a better future for dining this weekend in NYC. […]
From Incarceration to Innovation: How Ex-Cons are Learning to be Entrepreneurs by Michael Bordieri (FreeEnterprise.com) David Thigpen isn’t your typical business owner. For one thing, he primarily works with prisoners and ex-convicts. For another, he decided to start his own company right about the same time he was sentenced to 25 years in a New York State penitentiary. […]