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Me Two You – A Socially Responsible Way to Turn the Gift You Buy into Two

Me Two You – A Socially Responsible Way to Turn the Gift You Buy into Two

Are you in the market looking for a baby gift? Whether it’s for a baby shower, a christening, or maybe just something special for your own little one, Me Two You might have the best feeling answer around. We’ve found an enterprising and socially responsible way to generously turn the gift you buy into two. [...]

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: Making Fun Clothing, Seriously: VoyVoy mixes fashion and finance by linking sales to micro lending projects around the world

Making Fun Clothing, Seriously: VoyVoy mixes fashion and finance by linking sales to micro lending projects around the world.

VoyVoy is an online clothing brand whose mission is to create fun clothing, seriously. This means making clothes that are both good-looking and well intentioned. VoyVoy shirts feature their signature Pocket Squaretm design made from hand-selected fabrics to detail the trimmings of their shirts. The cotton used in production is handpicked and colored using environmentally [...]

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FROGBOX entrepreneurs reducing stress on customers and planet alike

FROGBOX entrepreneurs reducing stress on customers and planet alike

In our modern world where the daunting effects of our carbon-emitting actions are becoming increasingly apparent, consumers and businesses are adjusting behaviours to accommodate a greener future. There are many eco-detriments in our daily lives of which we are aware. Green alternatives to these products are not only becoming available, but demanded. For example, the [...]

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Redeem a Pirq Deal and Help Provide a Meal- Q&A with James Sun

Redeem a Pirq Deal and Help Provide a Meal- Q&A with James Sun

James Sun is the co-founder and CEO of Pirq. Previous to Pirq, James was the founder and CEO of GeoPage.com where he led the company in building a scalable location-based platform for industry specific commercial and retail applications. As an active angel investor and strategic advisor, he’salso helped several startups with strategic business planning, capital [...]

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Desiar eyewear: Shades that change: “It’s not just about sunglasses.”

Desiar eyewear designs, distributes and markets fashionable sun and optical eyewear. Desiar was founded by Jamal Robinson in 2011 but has been about embracing individuality since 2008. Jamal began designing custom sunglasses for celebrities by enhancing the lenses with Swarovski crystals. The first of these celebrities to wear Desiar frames was Soulja Boy (seen here). [...]

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Donate Better. Donate Together!

Donate Better. Donate Together!

I’m Sharon Lipinski, and I founded Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles to help people make better donations. Throughout my life, I’ve donated to help animals, the environment, the homeless, the poor, the Food Bank, the Red Cross and more. You name it, and I’ve probably sent them money. Like many others in today’s economy, the few dollars I had left at [...]

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“SEA, and be seen.” An apparel business matches colors with social causes.

“SEA, and be seen.” An apparel business matches colors with social causes.

David Baron says it’s time to write a business plan. He also says it won’t be long before his start-up, which makes stylish hats that embody a social mission, will have to move its warehouse facility out of the basement of his family’s Atlanta, GA home. “We’ve grown the business significantly in our first year,” [...]

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Innovative Tech non-profit StudentDonate.com uses Crowdsourcing to Help Students

Innovative Tech non-profit StudentDonate.com uses Crowdsourcing to Help Students

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? StudentDonate.com at www.studentdonate.com and www.studentdonate.org What is your product or service? StudentDonate is a new way to help support higher education. We are a tech non-profit founded to help current college students address the crushing burden of student loan debt. We address this problem by allowing students to receive [...]

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Be the Change You Want to See: Two Entrepreneurs Revamp Volunteering with Online Tool

Be the Change You Want to See: Two Entrepreneurs Revamp Volunteering with Online Tool

What if you could help people in need by leveraging your most valuable skills? What if you had full control of what you did when volunteering as well as the schedule for when you did it? Or, would you volunteer more if your hobbies could help you raise money for a cause you really care [...]

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Eco Mom Entrepreneur is Founder of ECOlunchbox: Healthy for People and Planet

Why did you start ECOlunchbox? What’s for lunch? You hope it’s not plastic, lead, vinyl fumes or anything else that’s leaching toxins to people and our planet. As for the delicious, nutritious lunches you pack, they should fill up your tummy – not the garbage can. Yet so often these days we can’t be sure [...]

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Fundraise Online With Go Get Funding

Fundraise Online With Go Get Funding

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Our enterprise is a social fundraising website called Go Get Funding (http://gogetfunding.com). Who is the person? What is there background? My name is Sandip Singh and I’m the founder of Go Get Funding. My educational and professional work background is in the field on finance and investments. I studied [...]

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Volunteer in Mexico: give back and discover a new culture!

Volunteer in Mexico: give back and discover a new culture!

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Voluntrek www.voluntrek.com.mx What is your product or service? Voluntrek offers Volunteer Programs in Mexico. We provide and support our volunteers with everything they need to volunteer in Mexico and have the adventure they are looking for. Voluntrek allows you to work with underprivileged children, build a house for a [...]

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Bed-bound to Business Bombshell

Bed-bound to Business Bombshell

There is balm for healing hearts and we all need access to it. When you are ill or a loved one is hurting and in life crisis you can send them a Healing Box of gifts that actually help wellness and lift hearts. My name is Grace Quantock, I’m an award winning international wellness expert, [...]

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Make a Difference through Janji Running Apparel

Make a Difference through Janji Running Apparel

What is your product or service? Date officially launched? Janji, the new socially conscious business created by members of WashingtonUniversityin St. Louis’ cross country team, releases their running apparel on May 3rd. The design of the shorts is based on the flags of the countries that the apparel benefits, countries like Kenya and Haiti. With [...]

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Planting Empowerment - Opportunities for Impact Investors

Planting Empowerment – Opportunities for Impact Investors

Name of SocialEnterpriseand URL? Planting Empowerment www.plantingempowerment.com What is your product or service? Planting Empowerment’s product is called the ForestInvestment – a responsible investment based on the production of tropical hardwoods in Panama. Our investors are passionate about conservation and sustainable development, and our investment aligns with their goals by producing measurable social and environmental [...]

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Shoestring Ventures Q&A with Tiffany Shlain April 2012

Name of Social Enterprise and URL Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change www.letitripple.org Who is the founder, what is her background, and what led her to create a company to drive social change? Tiffany Shlain founded Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change. Tiffany, honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women [...]

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The Sexiest, Hardest, and Most Rewarding Thing You Will Ever Do

The Sexiest, Hardest, and Most Rewarding Thing You Will Ever Do

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Spud Flower Who is the person behind Spud Flower? What is your background? There’s actually a team of us. The driving idea behind Spud Flower came from my wife as she struggled with finding the appropriate way to give her nephews an investment intended to go toward college 10+ [...]

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Shop here. Give there

Shop here. Give there

“Shop here. Give there.” This catchy tag line for online jewelry and accessories retailer, Les Amis, very cleverly summarizes the mission of the company: to bolster the concept of responsible luxury. In French, Les Amis means “friends.” The company is aptly titled, as Les Amis’ founders, Ami Doshi and Amisha Patel, are longtime friends living in [...]

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VoterBuzz helps politics ‘go mobile’ as smartphone usage surges

VoterBuzz helps politics ‘go mobile’ as smartphone usage surges

Andrea Torkelson loves the thrill of connecting. Even more so, she loves the thrill of helping other people connect. Most of all, she loves helping and seeing people from different backgrounds, belief systems and communities connect. It’s been her professional calling for the past decade as an operations and database manager at one of Florida’s [...]

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Living a grandmother’s legacy, helping families and schools with Lola’s Foundation

Living a grandmother’s legacy, helping families and schools with Lola’s Foundation

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Lola’s Foundation www.MyLola.org Who is the person? What is there background? Analisa Hightower started Lola’s Foundation in honor of her grandmother, Lola. Lola taught her the importance of education and helping people out in any way you can. Analisa began Lola’s Foundation in May, 2011 immediately after Lola passed. [...]

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