Editor’s Pick Two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs have launch an innovative app, dubbed “HandUp,” to help the homeless.
Silicon Valley’s tech startups are increasingly using business process to drive positive social or environmental change. But what constitutes a “social entrepreneur?”
How do we keep up the spirit of giving all year round? Here are three ideas from the tech community to turn you into change-making habitual philanthropist.
Who would have thought that cloud computing would be the modern day equivalent of Robin Hood?
It’s not nearly often enough that we hear about startup ideas that address global hunger, fuel inefficiency, or support the deaf and blind.
The organizers of Startup Weekend, the event where entrepreneurs hack a startup in 54 hours, believe that technology can be a unifying force.
Editor’s Pick It only took a few months for Wilfred, a teen from a rough neighborhood in Washington D.C., to begin handing out handwritten business cards with the title “future engineer.”
Editor’s Pick The Boston-based Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are putting high tech into high gear with an initiative to bring cell phones, laptops and other tech products to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Launching today, the San Francisco-based startup is using technology to experiment with lower interest rates, and ensure that loans are a way to help people move up the ladder. Unlike other small-dollar lenders, there are no hidden fees or rollovers, and loan decisions are instant.
Conway’s latest viral video, which he describes as a “gift to San Francisco,” is already making its rounds on the Internet. It’s not surprising, given that the stars of the new video boast a combined 4.2 million Twitter followers.
In Silicon Valley, we understand how to market a new iPhone app or game to millions of people in a matter of weeks. What if we applied these principles to support a good cause?
OpenTable founder Chuck Templeton has launched ImpactEngine, a new Chicago-based accelerator to support for-profit businesses that aim to make a positive social or environmental impact in the world.
There’s something unusual about Hub Ventures.