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How To Bring Mediation And Yoga Into Your Life The Fun Way

How To Bring Mediation And Yoga Into Your Life The Fun Way

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Meddy Teddy is the world’s first meditating teddy bear. www.meddytedddy.com Who is the person? What is there background? My name is Tim Jordan. I am CEO and co-founder of Meddy Teddy LLC. My background is social media and SEO. What is your product or service? Meddy Teddy is a [...]

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Decision Engine Pikimal Aims to Empower Online Consumers

Decision Engine Pikimal Aims to Empower Online Consumers

  Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Pikimal, http://pikimal.com What is your product or service? Pikimal is a decision engine that collects mountains of data on products and other topics. We take all of that factual information and make it accessible to users through our easy Piki interface. In order to understand who Pikimal is, [...]

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Ending Hunger, One Health Bar at a Time

Ending Hunger, One Health Bar at a Time

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” If that’s true, social entrepreneur Joey Grassia of San Francisco, CA is really starting to live. Launched in October 2011, his health-centric buy-one + give-one [...]

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Child Sex Abuse Prevention – Make it Your Business

Child Sex Abuse Prevention – Make it Your Business

  Who am I? I am Jill Starishevsky and the owner of a publishing company called Safety Star Media (http:/www.mybodybelongstome.com). I am also a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City and the author of My Body Belongs to Me, a children’s book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching [...]

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Can Hiring Interns Help You Grow Your Business and the Economy?

Can Hiring Interns Help You Grow Your Business and the Economy?

Do you remember when you first started out in the professional world? Maybe you had a fancy degree or maybe you bi-passed college and decided you were going to jump right into making your own money and creating your own professional success. Did you hit some roadblocks? Chances are you did, fancy degree or not. [...]

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Innovative Startup Social Venture Provides Genome Sequencing for Patients with Rare Diseases

Innovative Startup Social Venture Provides Genome Sequencing for Patients with Rare Diseases

Jimmy Lin, an MD/PhD student at Johns Hopkins, had just returned to clinical medicine after spending four years working on cancer genetics. His lab had successfully sequenced hundreds of cancer genomes, on the theory that mapping a biological blueprint would help us understand the best way to treat a malignancy. Now, sitting across from an [...]

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How Business and Non-Profits can come together for Giving An Interview with Kelly Reddington of Givengi

How Business and Non-Profits can come together for Giving An Interview with Kelly Reddington of Givengi

I recently caught up with Kelly Reddington of Givengi to find out more about his most recent project and learn about his unique story. For the last two years Kelly has been working to consolidate his other business interests and responsibilities in order to devote the much-needed attention to Givengi, which he claims is “the [...]

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Talking Your Way To Social Change

Talking Your Way To Social Change

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? http://talkic.com – a social network for social change, where contributing to topics benefits causes (freely). Who is the person? What is there background? David Katz, founder of http://talkic.com. Bachelor. Black sheep of the family. Canadian. Care giver to two miniature pinschers. Dreamer. Guy who for years existed in the [...]

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ChooseWhat.com: Helping Entrepreneurs Turn Their Business Ideas Into A Reality

ChooseWhat.com: Helping Entrepreneurs Turn Their Business Ideas Into A Reality

ChooseWhat.com is designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to provide tools and resources to start and run a business from the ground up. Created in Austin, TX in the fall of 2007, the company has grown from the two founders to a total of 14 full time employees and two interns. The idea for ChooseWhat came [...]

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Taking On Me to Create a Social Enterprise

Taking On Me to Create a Social Enterprise

My name is Julia Gentry and I am a proud owner of Intern America LLC. (InternAmericaNow.com). I have been in the entrepreneurial space for 5 years and took the first leap of faith in the real estate industry, alongside my husband, Travis Gentry, after he received a pay cut that accounted for half his pay. [...]

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Working for the Greater Good

Working for the Greater Good

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Pet News and Views http://petnewsandviews.com Who is the person? What is there background? Michele C. Hollow. I am a blogger with a background in journalism and animal welfare. I grew up in the Bronx, about three miles from the Bronx Zoological Society. On weekends, I took zoology classes there. [...]

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We are More Than Just an Organization…..We are a Movement!

We are More Than Just an Organization…..We are a Movement!

I am a Social Entrepreneur! My non-profit organization Leaders By Example wasn’t planned, but I know now that it was always meant to be. As a wife and mother of three young children, my busy schedule was actually the least of my worries. My true heartaches and headaches were attached to the pounds of unwanted [...]

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Innovative online travel resource,Greenloons,raises the bar for true ecotourism travel experiences

What is the name of your social enterprise? Greenloons http://www.greenloons.com/ is a pioneering online resource aimed at answering the question, “who in the world of ecotourism should I travel with and why?” What is your background? I serve as the company’s Founder & President and have over 12 years’ experience in the corporate world providing [...]

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ROBERT RADCLIFFE – CHANGING LIVES 180 DEGREES

Robert Radcliffe – CHANGING LIVES 180 DEGREES

180 Degrees is the inspiring true-story of a once homeless, teenage drug addict who was able to achieve sobriety and ultimately become a self-made millionaire by the age of 30. 180 Degrees, an autobiography written by Robert Radcliffe, was self-published in 2008. Robert resides in Los Angeles with his wife and sons. With over 18 [...]

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AdopTee’s finds loving homes for shelter pets, one t-shirt at a time

AdopTee’s finds loving homes for shelter pets, one t-shirt at a time

When AdopTee’s founder Elaine Sanfilippo adopted her dog Daisy from the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA in summer 2010, it opened her eyes to the disturbing problem of pet overpopulation. “Most people know that there are animals in shelters across the country, but the numbers are staggering,” Sanfilippo said. “Two-thirds of those animals will [...]

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Live Life Every Day – 4 Little Words, 1 Powerful Message

Live Life Every Day – 4 Little Words, 1 Powerful Message

Name of Social Enterprise and URL: Live Life Every Day: http://www.LiveLifeEveryDay.com/ Who is the person and what is their background? Jason Rivera is the Founder and President of Live Life Every Day LLC. He graduated fromLehighUniversityin 2009 with a B.S. in Business & Economics (Concentration in Marketing) and Minors in Entrepreneurship and Psychology. Jason gained [...]

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A New Business Model: Cute Clothes Made Ethically

A New Business Model: Cute Clothes Made Ethically

Interview with Maureen Dunn, founder of Mata Traders, a fair trade fashion company Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Mata Traders (www.matatraders.com) What is your background? I got a bachelors in film production from Northwestern. My focus was on documentaries. What is your product or service? A fair trade fashion line of apparel and accessories [...]

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ProInspire: Building the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

ProInspire: Building the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

On February 26, 2009 I launched ProInspire, with the mission of building the next generation of nonprofit leaders by expanding the talent pipeline, developing professionals, and increasing diversity. The idea for ProInspire stemmed from my own experiences and a call to action to address leadership challenges in the nonprofit sector. Where It Began My passion [...]

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How an Overlooked Cause Became Clear

How an Overlooked Cause Became Clear

Roughly 45 million American children and students have the opportunity to go on travel, exchange, adventure, and volunteer or study abroad programs every year. Despite student travel status as a $17+ billion industry in the United States, this industry lacks appropriate federal regulations to prevent abuse, abandonment, and even deaths among children and students traveling [...]

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The Information Blanket: Empowering Women and Fighting Infant Mortality

The Information Blanket: Empowering Women and Fighting Infant Mortality

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? The Information Blanket: http://www.informationblanket.com Who is the person? What is their background? Neil Powell, Founder: My background is in design. I have done pro bono design work throughout my career but, until this project, never full-time. In September, I left my post as an Executive Creative Director at an [...]

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