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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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“ThirstTees: From Cleaning Toilets in New Zealand to Changing Lives in Africa”

“ThirstTees: From Cleaning Toilets in New Zealand to Changing Lives in Africa”

What is your product or service? ThirstTees (www.thirsttees.com) is a charitable clothing line that raises money to build wells and water purifiers throughout Africa and South America. Every tee purchased provides one person with 25 years of clean water. Why did you start your company? Do What You Are Afraid of: After graduating from college, […]

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Exploring the World. Investing in People

Exploring the World. Investing in People

We sat down with Chris Baker, founder of OneSeed Expeditions, a start-up social enterprise that made the jump from idea to implementation with the tiniest of budgets. Check out OneSeed Expeditions online at www.oneseedexpeditions.com. Tell us a little bit about your venture. OneSeed Expeditions was incorporated in 2010 after three years of planning and preparation. […]

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Leaders, leaders, where art thou? Or, You can’t live on Gilligan’s Island anymore.

Leaders, leaders, where art thou? Or, You can’t live on Gilligan’s Island anymore.

The Community Design Institute LLC (CDI) came into being on Jan 1, 2011. Founded by Charlie Grantham it is the next evolutionary step in the development of a think and do tank focused on growing Social Entrepreneurs. (See media interview at www.comm-design.net). Charlie has been working for decades with companies, communities and a highly leveraged […]

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BorrowBike: re-imagining biking culture on college campuses.

BorrowBike: re-imagining biking culture on college campuses.

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? BorrowBike LLC (http://www.borrowbike.com) What sparked the idea behind BorrowBike? Boris Nanazashvili. When I went on a study abroad program to Lyon I was surprised and excited to see that biking was a default everyday mode of transportation there. Getting around by bike was as common as taking public transportation. You could […]

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GoOverseas.com: A better way to choose programs abroad

GoOverseas.com: ratings and reviews for programs abroad

Mitch Gordon, a serial entrepreneur, founded Go Overseas just over three years ago. He previously founded Reach To Teach, which recruits hundreds of teachers each year to teach in Asia. Mitch currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is completing his MBA at Berkeley. Without future adieu, let’s jump into some questions and […]

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A Bootstrapped Start-Up Publishing House Helping Small Businesses and Organizations Showcase Their Ideas

Night Owls Press (www.nightowlspress.com) is a boutique editorial services and indie publishing firm based in San Francisco, CA. We are passionate about providing writing and editing services for small businesses and organizations around the world. A rotating staff of writers and fact checkers helps us crank out e-books, reports, feature articles, and web content on […]

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Quincy Tutoring

Educator to Entrepreneur

Eric Clark, the founder and CEO of Quincy Tutoring, began his journey in a small town in Vermont. From early on, Clark knew that he wanted to teach 8th grade math, so after he graduated from high school, he set off for Eastern Nazarene College. Clark got his degree and began teaching, but he soon […]

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Roozt connects savvy shoppers with cool & inspiring brands that make the world a better place.

Name of Social Enterprise? Roozt.com Who is the person? What is their background? Brent Freeman, Co-Founder and CEO of Roozt.com. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, definitely a progressive minded environment that encouraged me to think globally from a young age. But it wasn’t until I got to college at USC that […]

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A New Experience in Giving By Yeo Zuo Yi and James Li

As college freshmen in Georgetown University, James Li (Georgetown University ’13) and Yeo Zuo Yi (University of Pennsylvania ’13) met each other through the Compass Fellowship, a program designed to promote social entrepreneurship among undergraduate students. That same fall, Li and Yeo came across a video on YouTube featuring a project that aimed to provide […]

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Pamela Hawley: A Social Entrepreneur Inspired By the World

When Pamela Hawley was twelve years old, she saw extreme poverty on the streets of Mexico. She was on a family vacation when she and her father wandered onto a cul-de-sac filled with begging, starving children. Even at that age, she remembers the word UNACCEPTABLE stamping itself across her mind. She began volunteering after that—in […]

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Dana-Marlowe

We’ve Got Each Other and That’s A Lot for Love—The Ballad of a Social Entrepreneur

I am sure that most, if not everyone fondly knows that epic Bon Jovi song, ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’. The timeless narrative of Tommy and Gina struggling to pay their bills in the wilds of New Jersey speaks true for many people, even if the majority of us did not grow up in the Garden […]

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Wearable wordplay and domestic beneficiaries – Palindrome Apparel

In my family, literally everyone’s name is accompanied by medical abbreviations such as, “M.D.” or “PhD,” except for my own. Considering this fact (as well as many others), any family portrait depicting my siblings smiling next to a jet-black sheep would make perfect sense. In all fairness, I made considerable efforts to pursue a ‘traditional’ […]

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Business for Good: For-Profit Social Entrepreneurship – PhilanTech

I believe in the power of business to do good. While nonprofits are critical in delivering social and environmental value, for-profit businesses also have an important role to play. As social entrepreneurship grows, tax structure is becoming less of a dividing line between companies that exist to make money, and nonprofits that exist to provide […]

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Social Entrepreneur, Sylvia Allen, Champions Community-Building and Education for African Orphans

Two thousand children, thirty-five thousand villagers, an entire national population – these are the amounts of people directly and indirectly impacted by Sylvia Allen, a near-lifelong New Jersey resident who has dedicated both her personal and professional lives to becoming a social entrepreneur; and one who has proven that she will stop at nothing to […]

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Lifelong Social Entrepreneur: Tony Hartl, Founder and Former CEO of Planet Tan

In many respects, I’ve always been a social entrepreneur. My first business venture at the tender age of nine was a combination lawn mowing, snow shoveling company that I ran seasonally to make social change in my own family’s life. Being raised by a single mom, I took it upon myself to help her make […]

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