This spring, four entrepreneurs with promising early-stage startups working in food and agriculture will get a chance to bring their dreams closer to reality through a unique startup accelerator program near Omaha, Nebraska. Disrupt Agriculture, which is the second accelerator program from Year of the Startup, will house four entrepreneurs in a farmhouse on an […]
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Oringally posted at the SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability blog, cross posted with permission This blog is a follow up to my prior blog Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1) where I discuss the book Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque as a new standard for how we measure the contributions of business to society. […]
Endeavor is a global nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurs.
The Endeavor Effect is looking to create a culture of supported innovation and entrepreneurs which will provide global solutions to pressing social issues and a business eco-system which supports and sustains entrepreneurship. Endeavor.org is a worldwide germination and support system for fostering entrepreneurship.
Panzanzee is Chicago’s social enterprise incubator, co-working space and continuous community. What is different and unique about Panzanzee from other co-working set-ups it the focus on sustainable financial and social impacts. They care about providing discovery, resources, trust and traction for entrepreneurs who are pursuing sustainable and socially impactful enterprises.
Social entrepreneurs change the world for the better. Envision Hawaii, a Hawaii nonprofit aiming to connect and encourage social entrepreneurs with supportive people in their community, features a monthly “First Tuesday” gathering with a local changemaker. Today’s speaker was Pono Shim, CEO of Enterprise Honolulu, an organization that has been working on economic development issues, […]
How would you use $50,000 to create positive, global impact? Submit your social enterprise plans and tell us about your innovative solutions to the world’s problems.
Calling all dreamers and world-changers: Do you have an amazing idea that has the potential to transform lives?
Debbie Hyde, from the UK tells us that she loves the site and routinely features our stories on an internet radio show she hosts on – Brooklands Radio. Talking with Debbie, we hatched out a small plan for her to have a special Ecopreneurist feature on her show every week! We are super stoked!
There is a pressing need for education tools which combine solid learning skills with user-friendly technology. Imagine K12 recognized this and came up with a supportive program to support and foster companies which create products that help students, parents, and teachers improve educational outcomes.
Greenstart kills its accelerator program for something better. The premier cleantech accelerator is going for the kill and has transformed itself into a venture capital + design firm that will offer its startups a full range of services aimed to create better value and impact.
Upon arriving in Hawaii for the inaugural Lightning Excelerator, one path of PICHTR’s dual-pathway Energy Excelerator, eight innovative clean energy companies enjoyed the warm weather and whale-watching season during a full and fast-paced week of cranking on their businesses.
LaunchHouse is seeking early stage, broad-based technology startups focused on technology, Internet, mobile, hardware and robotics to apply for the LaunchHouse Accelerator (LHX) program. Applications for the LHX 2013 program opened March 8!
William McDonough, winner of two U.S. Presidential awards for environmental sustainability, announced last week that he will partner with Cherokee to support environmental startups through the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge.
What is a Civic Startup? A startup or business that directly or indirectly helps the government function better and become more efficient in citizen services and engagement. Code for America (CfA)’s accelerator program wants to disrupt how public service functions.
The CfA Accelerator is an early stage seed startup accelerator focused on the civic space – that is, government, community, and the interaction between the two.
Watsi is a crowdfunding platform that connects you with patients in serious need of low-cost medical care and enables you to fund high-impact treatments. The dynamic team from Watsi has a simple enough goal: to help people dying of treatable illnesses because they can’t afford basic medical care. Simple but interesting enough that Y-Combinator chose Watsi, […]
The LaunchHouse Accelerator program, also known as LHX, is set to present ten exciting technology based companies to the investment community at the LHX Showcase Day on Wednesday, November 28, from 4-9pm. The ten teams preparing to graduate from LHX were exposed to a range of topics including concept validation, revenue modeling and customer acquisition. The integration of customer development, first-class mentors and speakers from around the country helped to take these companies to the next level.
GreenStart is a force to be reckoned with – a digital technology force for good, that is. Good which disrupts, democratizes and improves nearly every aspect of life on earth. With a focus on energy and transforming the way humans generate, transport, consume, and buy energy is the challenge GreenStart has chosen to tackle.
As the title indicates, Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) wants to invest in the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. The 2013 year will be its inaugural season and you can apply to be a participant in this program through November 15, 2012. If you’ve ever started a business, you know first-hand how difficult it is. There […]
SURGE Accelerator is the ONLY accelerator focused on energy software. They accept the world’s best energy software entrepreneurs and companies into their program and put them on a path to success. SURGE provides entrepreneurs with the seed capital, expert mentorship, and industry ecosystem to rise to true market validation. SURGE Accelerator’s Houston and Gulf Coast resources ensure entrepreneurs benefit from one of the world’s best ecosystems. Apply today.
Are you an entrepreneur with a disruptive idea that has a potential to solve some of our hardest social or environmental challenges? The Unreasonable Institute begins its search for early-stage ventures tackling these epic challenges. The Boulder, Colorado-based mentorship and training program will select 10-20 of these companies to attend its fourth annual six-week acceleration program from June 12 – July 24, 2013.