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Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 2)

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. […]

July 22nd

What Do We Want? Innovation! When Do We Want It? Now!

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. is a worldwide germination and support system for fostering entrepreneurship.

June 25th

Panzanzee Helps Incubate Successful Social Enterprises in Chicago

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.

May 15th

Envision Hawaii Social Entrepreneur Series: Pono Shim, CEO of Enterprise Honolulu

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, […]

May 7th

Imagine Being an Entrepreneur

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.

March 21st

Greenstart Kills its Accelerator Program

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.

March 19th

Code for America’s Civic Startup Accelerator is Disrupting Public Service

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.

February 18th

Y-Combinator Funds First Non-Profit Startup

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, […]

January 29th

LaunchHouse Accelerator Gears Up For Showcase Day

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.

November 26th