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1PIE Technologies


United States of America

Partners in Empowerment (PIE) is an ecologically inspired social & economic network united in action for a thriving socially just future. Whether a media group leads a cause based marketing campaign to stop AIDS a university creates greener technology or an artist inspires a child in need social economic and environmental impact is deepened through multi sector collaboration.

Information, communication & technology

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Aakar Innovations


India

Aakar is a hybrid social enterprise comprised of Aakar Innovations and Aakar Social Ventures that enables women to produce and distribute affordable high quality 100% compostable sanitary napkins within their communities while simultaniously raising awareness and sensitization of menstrual hygiene management.

Manufacture goods

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Adapt Plus


Adapt + is an enterprise development-based program that focuses on developing, distribution and training in alternative energy options. The niche need addressed by the program is the cooking energy deficit and over exploitation of forest resources for charcoal and wood fuel. The program\'s strategy is recycling of the country\'s abundant bio-waste for alternative energy to foster adaptation to Climate Change and livelihood improvement.

Energy Efficiency

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AgLocal


AgLocal is using e commerce online community and unique content to deliver the first internet first brand of meat. Now its so much easier for consumers to confidently buy protein products from family farms who themselves are adhering to practices that consider animal welfare consumer health and environment first and foremost.

Other

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AIDAI


Aidai is a textile artist from Kyrgyzstan. A few local women from Jackson WY have come together to create opportunities for emerging third world female artists from mountain communities to provide access to sell their designs internationally. The business combines a social enterprise high fashion and design. Aidai is the first artist we are launching under our brand which focuses on quality and innovation of designas well as sustainability and reinvestment in local communities.

Retail

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Ambrosia Global


United States

Ambrosia (Greek for the divine food of immortality ) franchises aquaponics systems to public benefit organizations in food insecure regions including food desert communities domestically and net food import countries internationally. In doing so they serve to alleviate food insecurity around the world.

Other

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Anjna Patient Education


United States

Anjna is a 501(c)3 non profit company that addresses the healthcare crisis in the United States by designing building and implementing innovative mobile health solutions especially for safety net communities that are at greater risk for chronic preventable diseases. Using interactive and personalized text and voice messages we deliver actionable tailored medical content that improves appointment attendance medication compliance and disease self management skills.rn

Education

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ARTillery Organics


Cambodia

ARTillery is a health cafe and arts venue in Phnom Penh serving up fresh creative homemade food and drinks. rn

Other

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Asthmapolis


Asthmapolis is dedicated to improving the management of asthma for patients and healthcare professionals. Despite advances in our understanding of the disease and the development of more effective medications morbidity and mortality from asthma have not declined. Our understanding of asthma has been limited by a lack of timely data and our inability to collect information about where and when people develop symptoms. Asthmapolis is using inhaler sensors mobile applications advanced analytics and feedback to help physicians identify those patients who need more help controlling the disease before they suffer a severe and costly exacerbatio

Human health & social work

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¡Échale! a Tu Casa


Mexico

Echale works with rural families living in precarious conditions and in need of adequate housing providing support in the construction of homes that offer a safe and secure environment and building social capital within communities. It is designed to bring community organization to the common practice of self build in rural areas by organizing the community into Social Housing Production Units (SHPUs) a group made up of community members and homeowners responsible for the implementation of the self build process. All construction work is carried out collectively with neighbors pooling their labor to help each other build their homes.rn

Real estate, design & building

Company

b condoms


United States

Somebody s got to do it. Somebody s got to represent luxury born with a cause. Our condoms are crafted with premium quality latex undergoing rigorous testing to maximize both pleasure safety. Experience the Platinum standard for quality and feel good knowing that part of your purchase went into providing access to education testing and prevention campaigns.rn

Human health & social work

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Bamboo Sushi


United States of America

Bamboo Sushi is the World's First Certified Sustainable Sushi Restaurant!!rnToday the bamboo plant is best known for its incredible ver satility and sustainability. From its ability to be spun into antimicrobial cloth fibers to food to flooring bamboo is a renewable resource that is highly durable and requires little environmental impact to grow. In Asian culture bamboo symbolizes many things optimism friendship longevity strength straightforwardness and adaptability. Because our goal is to operate with the highest level of sustainability and marine stewardship we felt it proper to pay tribute to the symbolism of fundamental sustainability.

Acommodation & food service

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Benevolent


United States

Benevolent is a social networking site designed to foster individual giving to meet individual needs connecting those who face a hurdle along their path to stability and success with those who wish to help.

Information, communication & technology

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Beyonic


United States of America

Beyonic aggregates multiple mobile networks into one point of access. This eliminates the need for organizations to build costly custom connections to multiple networks and allows for immediate adoption for payouts to employees or beneficiaries. Beyonic is a platform extendable with APIs that allow organizations businesses and software developers to build solutions that need access to mobile money.

Information, communication & technology

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BlocPower


United States of America

BlocPower markets and finances a portfolio of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to churches schools small businesses and non profits in underserved American inner cities. Property owners in these communities often spend as much as 30% of total income on energy costs and often don't have the capital or credit to access energy saving technologies. BlocPower connects online investors to solar and energy efficiency project micro finance opportunities and trains and hires local unemployed workers to install all BlocPower retrofits. BlocPower will bring energy efficiency to a new market segment at scale.

Financial & Insurance activites

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BlooSee


United States

BlooSee is an internet platform for everything ocean related. They offer free online and mobile services for sailors boaters divers surfers ocean conservation wind/kite sports fishing and anything else that has to do with the sea. They use geographic data to organize and source information from trusted institutions and a growing community of ocean loving individuals. It's members can access nautical charts wind forecasts routes crowd sourced information with the best ocean images and videos a boat database ocean focused groups and organizations and a simple to use mapping system integrated with amazing tools dedicated to ocean content.rn

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

burn manufacturing co


United States of America

Burn's mission is to save lives and forests in the developing world through the design and dissemination of clean burning cookstoves.Since late 2013 we have sold over 235008 stoves. These stoves have changed the lives of 1000000 people saving them over $42 million.Our goal is to provide clean cooking solutions to the 900 million people 1.8 billion by 2050 of Sub Saharan Africa.

Energy

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CAUSE – The PhilanthroPub


United States of America

Cause changes the way the world looks at charitable giving. The Cause model makes giving more convenient fun and transparent for the general population. By bringing charitable giving into day to day living they break down barriers and allow more people to be involved. At the same timeCause provides much needed exposure and funds for featured organizations allowing them to scale their impact to beneficiaries they had not previously been able to reach.

Acommodation & food service

Company

Cellscope


United States

CellScope started in bioengineering Professor Dan Fletcher\'s lab at UC Berkeley working on mobile microscopy for remote diagnosis in developing countries. Founders Erik and Amy joined Rock Health’s first class in San Francisco in 2011. Future CellScope products will leverage the platform for throat and skin exams and non-clinical applications including consumer skincare. The system is currently in alpha testing with doctors in the Bay Area. CellScope is an early-stage, VC-funded startup building mobile hardware and software systems for disease diagnosis. Our growing team has broad experience and an exciting vision for the future of healthcare delivery.

Media, Technology, Digital Access

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Center for New Music San Francisco


The Center for New Music fosters contemporary music s growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise and by providing them with opportunities for sharing knowledge and exploring new ideas. The Center for New Music San Francisco Inc. is a community center for participants of new music in San Francisco. The Center serves the practitioners of creative non commercial music by providing the resources they need including space to work rehearse and perform access to a like minded community and access to media resources. Through these services the Center seeks to support and build the community of new music to encourage its efficiency growth integration and excellence.

Real estate, design & building

Company

City Health Works


United States of America

City Health Works! is a non profit business that rapidly trains peer coaches from low income communities to educate and support families in their neighborhoods to better prevent and manage obesity related chronic conditions. It empowers individuals and families to live healthier lives reduces healthcare spending for health systems and increases access to healthy businesses in low income neighborhoods through financial incentives.rnrnWe provide support for those struggling with obesity related diseases (such as diabetes heart disease and hypertension) in the East Harlem community.

Other

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CODE2040


United States of America

CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational professional and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040 exists to make a direct impact on the achievement skills and wealth gaps in the United States. 2040 is the year when the US will be majority minority. Their goal is to ensure that by that same year Blacks and Latinos are proportionally represented in the leading edge of America's innovation economy as technologists investors thought leaders and entrepreneurs. The code2040 flagship program is a summer fellowship that places high performing Black and Latino/a software engineering students in internships with top startups and provides mentorship leadership training and network development.

Education

Company

Collaborative Group


United States of America

Piece & Co. produces custom artisan made products and accessories for some of the world's top designers and retail brands. Our innovative approach of blending modern techniques with traditional capabilities enables the fashion industry to break away from the traditional supply chain approach and access artisan producers.We are committed to fighting global poverty by providing sustainable employment opportunities to mainly female artisans in the developing world. Since launching in 2011 Piece & Co. has created thousands of jobs for at risk women in Africa Asia and Latin America by connecting them to a global marketplace of conscious consumers. The demand for ethically sourced and produced products is soaring and we are proud to at the forefront of this global movement. As consumer demand grows so too do our needs as a company and we are currently hiring across many functional areas of our business.

Retail

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Common Market


United States of America

The Common Market is a nonprofit regional food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. We strive to improve food security farm viability and community and ecological health.Currently operating in the Mid Atlantic and Georgia The Common Market is expanding to other U.S. regions to build a nation of vibrant regional food systems.

Transportation & storage

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Communities First Association


Using Asset Based Community Development methods, CFA transforms a growing number of communities and engages Christians and Churches in their community.\r\n

Real estate, design & building

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E-GLAS


Croatia

E glas Ltd. for Intelligent Computer Systems and Assistive Technology was founded in July 2009. by a group of scientists from the University of Rijeka Faculty of Engineering. The idea for Servus system was born through volunteer work with people with disabilities. Our desire was to use all our expertise and knowledge of modern technology to help all people living in difficult circumstances due to physical disability old age illness or disability in general.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Eyak Preservation Council


United States of America

The Eyak Preservation Council (EPC) Based in Cordova Alaska is a 501c3 grassroots environmental and social change organization dedicated to promoting sustainable communities and protecting and preserving wild salmon habitat and Indigenous culture in the ancestral Eyak homelands of the Prince William Sound and Copper River watersheds.

Other

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Farmerline Ltd


Ghana

The Farmerline vision is to see an Africa where Agriculture NGO s are not a functioning force in the market. Farmerline provides paid services that allow farmers to have the information and access they need to employ an entrepreneurial method of farming. Input dealers and traders pay for more efficient communication channels to farmers and farmers pay for information packages and services. In this vision more food is produce more food gets to market and GDP from cash crop export soars.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Fisher Recycling, LLC


For two decades, Fisher Recycling has bridged the gap between environmentally sound and sustainable recycling practices and businesses. Offering recycling services for offices, restaurants, hotels and manufacturers. They collect paper, plastic and glass products, as well as used electronic equipment. Fisher Recycling is South Carolina\'s first full-circle vendor of recycled materials. Fisher also makes countertops from recycled glass for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. This means that they can recycle your glass bottles and make them into your new kitchen counter tops. Completing the recycling loop means that they truly offer the Lowcountry a completely eco-friendly alternative for many materials that would have been produced elsewhere and transported here. With a dedication to community and industry involvement at the core of its business, Fisher Recycling promotes local entrepreneurship, local philanthropy and, most importantly, the sustainability of the environment.

Waste Management & Recycling

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Food Forward


United States

Food Forward is a volunteer powered grassroots group of Angelenos who care about reconnecting to our food system and making change around urban hunger. Food Forward is a successful nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that forages fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this food supply with nonprofit organizations that provide it to low-income people in need, including food banks, food kitchens and in-home meal providers. The $50,000 FreshWorks Fund grant is supporting Food Forward’s full-time expansion to Ventura County, an agriculturally rich area with a growing low-income population with limited access to healthy foods.

Food Products & Organics

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Fresh Picks Meals


There\'s nothing like going home to a nice, warm, home cooked meal after a long day at work. Unfortunately, too few of us experience it these days because of our busy schedules. But we don\'t think it has to be that way. In fact, we think that a creative solution to this is being cooked right next door!\r\n\r\nA company driven by passion to revolutionize the way people think about their meals at home. We envision a world where neighbors can connect with each other and cook for one another - just the way we all used to. \r\n\r\n

Other

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Ginger.io


At Ginger.io, we are on a mission to change population health. The company is a spin-off of the MIT Media Lab, and we use sensor data and machine learning to build a \'check-engine light\' for a person\'s health. Our platform is designed to help chronic patients, their caregivers and clinicians. Ginger.io is currently working with leading US healthcare providers, has won industry awards, and has been featured in the Economist, New York Times, Businessweek, etc.\r\n

Other

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Good Clean Love


United States

Good Clean Love is a woman owned company with a mission to increase the awareness and experience of love in the world. Our business offers all natural love products that will enhance your ability to enjoy the passionate side of life and educational resources to provide the insight to see your relationships with new and loving eyes. Founder and Loveologist Wendy Strgar created our core products to meet the personal intimacy needs in her own marriage of 24 years. Good Clean Love products saved her marriage by eliminating the pain that occurred with intimacy. She realized that physically loving her husband gave them the power to heal and unite as a couple. This experience inspired her to create a family of products using healthy and natural ingredients that make love accessible in relationships.

Other

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Greenway Grameen Infra


India

Greenway is a mission driven enterprise delivering 'high immediate impact' product solutions for developing world consumers.At Greenway we believe that well designed everyday products can bring big benefits for individual users families and communities alike. For this we blend modern technology and user centric co creation to make high performance appliances that solve some of the most critical needs. Our fully integrated operations cover design manufacturing distribution and customer service. We welcome customers partners engineering enthusiasts and enterprising individuals to join us in our mission.Greenway Stoves form modern replacements for traditional mud stoves (chulhas) delivering 65% fuel savings and 70% smoke reduction while working on all solid biomass fuels. Built using our patented air regulation technology they minimise noxious emissions leading to better health savings environmental benefits and everyday convenience.

Other

Company

Health Leads


United States

Health Leads’ mission is to catalyze this healthcare system by connecting patients with the basic resources they need to be healthy, and in doing so, build leaders with the conviction and ability to champion quality care for all patients.

Other Access to Basic Services

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iKure Techsoft (P) Ltd


India

iKure has developed a patent pending technology platform called Wireless Health Incident Monitoring System (WHIMS). The technology integration operates via hub and spoke model and supported by army of rural health workers who are trained and equipped by iKure to provide primary healthcare to remote patients. WHIMS supported with basic bio medic devices is loaded on smart phones that are carried by health workers to diagnose monitor and track patients in difficult to reach remote terrains. Realising that there are many remote areas which do not even have access to a PHC within a 20 kilometer radius for them iKure has set up its own chain of health clinics employing medical team of doctors paramedic staff and health workers. Equipped with data analytics collected through WHIMS iKure team works in partnership with research institutes NGOs and healthcare partners to identify endemic health issues in communities and design holistic disease prevention solutions including sanitation hygiene and nutritional components that treat the disease from its root cause.

Other

Company

Iluméxico


Mexico

It is a social enterprise that promotes development through rural electrification to communities with high and very high marginalization in Mexico. We promote access to energy through microfinance schemes, long-term service and training in the use and maintenance of technology. Also believe that energy is a platform to foster development, promote building programs and workshops on various topics such as community organization, gender equity and financial inclusion.

Financial Services: Microinsurance

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Inyenyeri – A Rwandan Social Benefit Company


Rwanda

Inyenyeri gets the even the poorest of Rwandan households to switch from cooking with wood and charcoal by providing clean and renewable fuel that cooks better and is more affordable. Inyenyeri is a for-profit social enterprise. Profitability ensures sustainable social impact and increases access to financial capital needed to scale quickly.\r\n

Waste Management & Recycling

Company

JITA Bangladesh Ltd


Bangladesh

In 2011 with the investment from Danone communities a joint venture with Care international JITA Bangladesh has been created. JITA aims to empower more than 11000 poor women in all over Bangladesh by 2015 by improving access to markets for health hygiene and nutrition products to over 7 million Base of Pyramid consumers.

Real estate, design & building

Company

Juabar Design


United States of America

Juabar uses the sun’s energy to enable a business, a service and a product in East Africa. Juabar is a mobile charging kiosk powered by solar and designed as a small business for local entrepreneurs. Juabar Design, LLC, a design-build start-up, creates pop-up electrified businesses powered by a solar PV system for use in rural and urban areas that lack access to electricity. Their kiosks facilitate energy access while providing a point-of-sale location for a retail business. Juabar is a solar-powered mobile phone charging station. An intial prototype of the juabar is sponsored by CCA\'s Center for Art and Public Life IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship award in collaboration with the Appropriate Rural Technology Institute outside of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project was made possible with the generous support from California College of the Arts Center for Art and Public Life IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards Program.

Media, Technology, Digital Access

Company

KARIBU Solar Power


Tanzania, United Republic of

KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes high quality solar power affordable. We produce a modular solar lamp (solar panel rechargeable battery light) and employ an innovative social business model that allows the average Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consumer to enjoy the benefits of solar lighting and energy. By paying in small increments which replicate the required cash flow for kerosene we make solar affordable.rn

Energy

Company

Kinsa Inc


United States of America

Kinsa is transforming how people care for themselves their families and their communities using mobile technologies and products. These same products empower society with tools to track the spread of disease in real time and stop it.rnrnOur first product is a low cost smartphone connected thermometer. It allows us to communicate with people who have just fallen ill. The world s smartest thermometer it does not simply tell you your temperature rather it transform the way you care for your family. You can track your symptoms with a few simple taps to show your doctor later view the health weather in the local area or at your child's school to know whether it's strep or flu going around or book a medical appointment. It is also a better thermometer. We designed it with children and parents in mind. Using the smartphone's display we have created an engaging experience potentially making it easier to take a sick child's temperature. rnrnMembers of our team previously built international health programs that put more than 2 million people onto life saving treatments and started successful technology ventures.

Information, communication & technology

Company

LA Kitchen


L.A. Kitchen is a start up nonprofit organization committed to using nutritious food as a tool that creatively combats homelessness empowers at risk youth and helps train vulnerable populations for work in the hospitality industry. Founded by renowned nonprofit leader Robert Egger L.A. Kitchen will build on the established models of his acclaimed creations DC Central Kitchen and The Campus Kitchens Project while adding special emphases on fresh produce and Los Angeles unique challenges. rn

Other

Company

MANA Nutrition


United States of America

MANA Nutrition is a group of social entrepreneurs located in Fitzgerald Georgia and Charlotte North Carolina and their day job is developing and providing solutions to address severe cases of malnutrition in children.

Health Care Equipment and Services

Company

ManaFuel


United States

ManaFuel is a social enterprise that seeks to improve the quality of life in developing countries by focusing on rural farmers and converting their surplus corps into power and creating goods that can be sold locally and abroad.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Mango Health


United States

We founded Mango Health with the goal of making one of the most important things you do every day—taking care of yourself and improving your personal health—easier and maybe even a little more fun. We hope you enjoy using the app as much as we enjoyed making it.

Health Care Equipment and Services

Company

MangoSense Technologies


India

We are a technology startup focused on building products and services that make sense. With products MangoReader MangoReach and MangoSocial we create a social fun and engaging environment for readers to read books share with friends and unleash their creativity and potential. Publishers Authors and Content providers can attract new customers engage existing users measure and monitor influence and drive revenue.rn

Education

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Milk Mantra


India

Milk Mantra is offering natural healthier milk products to urban consumers whilst making an honest effort to sustainably enhance rural lives. The Ethical Milk Sourcing program has the power to transform lives and livelihoods of the rural farmer network.

Other

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Mobile Agribusiness


Mobile Agribusiness is a web and SMS based mobile app that enable farmers to obtain necessary information (weather crop pricing goods prices etc.) and skills (how to plant crops how to use fertilizers etc.) and connects them to the market Finally to help them to improve their productivity to empower their skills to increase their incomes and to enhance food security and nutrition in Congo. The app reduces delay farmers can have their goods in to the market the same days as they produce resulting by incomes increasing as the price of their goods depends to the quality and to be able to better discuss the their goods in the market as they have access to transparent market price information through the app. The app helps farmers to obtain also skills such as the uses of fertilizer will impact directly on environment as they will learn knowledge and apply new practices that contribute to sustainable agriculture it will help then to enhance their productivity.rnMobile Agribusiness is innovative because it's the first application that uses mobile technologies to support agriculture and farmers purposes in the democratic republic of Congo giving farmers not only information about the crop pricing weather etc. but also transparent market prices information and skills to empower their knowledge will enable them to better discuss their goods in the market. In definitive it's a new business model for farmers and agriculture sector in the democratic republic of Congo.rnMobile Agribusiness holds a potential to attract more young people as the incorporation of information communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet mobile phones computers and Global Positioning Systems associated or not with traditional communication technologies play an important role in mobilizing young people in agriculture.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)


United States

The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is a global movement that seeks to use mobiletechnologies to improve the health and lives of mothers in developing nations. With the support offounders Johnson & Johnson and USAID MAMA is currently developing projects in South AfricaIndia and Bangladesh.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Moxie Jean


United States

The EASIEST way for busy parents to keep their kids in high quality like new clothes from play time to Sunday supperso they don t have to spend a fortune keeping up with fast growing little bodies. Request a Moxie Jean Mailer Bag to Clean Out Your Closet fill it with like new kids clothes and send it in for credit you can spend toward the next size up.rn

Other

Company

Musoni BV


Kenya

Musoni BV came about as a result of the experience gained by members of the Musoni BV team working in the field of mobile banking and microfinance in East Africa.\r\n\r\nProspective Client\r\n\r\nWorking with existing MFIs, the team was successful in rolling out the first partnerships between mobile money transfer services and MFIs in both Kenya (2008) and Tanzania (2009). These early pilot programmes demonstrated the potential in introducing innovative new technologies to the microfinance industry, and were the inspiration behind setting up an MFI that would be completely cash-free, utilizing mobile money for all loan repayments and disbursements as well as the depositing and withdrawing of savings.\r\n\r\nIn September 2009, after almost a year of preparations, Musoni BV was founded. By May 2010, Musoni Kenya had disbursed its first loan and at the end of 2011 Musoni Kenya had established five branches and successfully disbursed over 10,000 loans. In the year 2011 Musoni Kenya lent more than $2m to micro entrepreneurs. In July 2011 Musoni BV won the award for ‘most innovative use of technology’ granted during the Global Microfinance achievement Awards in Geneva.\r\n\r\nMusoni BV is now looking to build upon its experience to develop and roll-out its innovative model to new markets, while continuing to provide high quality support to Musoni Kenya.

Financial & Insurance activites

Company

myTurn


United States

myTurn provides software infrastructure to rental shops allowing them to put their inventory online and make renting as easy as buying. Our online marketplace makes it easy for people to find and reserve the products they need to rent often at a fraction of the cost of buying.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Neurotrack


United States of America

Neurotrack's technology can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease three to six years before symptoms occur. Based on groundbreaking research Neurotrack's technology will give pharmaceutical companies and CROs the tools to recruit optimal candidates for clinical trials and more effectively measure drug efficacy speeding up drug development.rnrnNeurotrack is on course to provide the standard for early clinical screening of Alzheimer's disease and dementia related disorders.

Human health & social work

Company

Nyaya Health


Nepal

Nyaya Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to improve the health of poor communities in Nepal through the provision of medical and public health services. Our organization is a unique assembly of Nepal and USA based public health experts and healthcare providers who use our collective expertise to develop long term system level improvements in healthcare delivery in impoverished areas. Through the innovative application of epidemiological methodologies information and communication technologies and accountable community based management structures we seek to develop scalable models for expanding health equity and access to marginalized populations

Other

Company

Olazul Ornamentals


United States

Olazul is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing sustainable livelihoods in balance with healthy ecosystems through the principles of ecological aquaculture. The ecological aquaculture is a framework that mixes the scientific knowledge of aquatic ecosystems experts with the social ecological knowledge of the coastal communities engaged in aquaculture. This results in economic environmental and social benefits from producing seafood in a way that is good for humanity and our oceans. This framework helps businesses produce high quality seafood and become more economically stable. It also encourages high quality research on fisheries supports innovative solutions driving change in the aquaculture sector and provides a way for communities to continue applying and deepening their knowledge of local ecosystems.rnrnThe model behind Olazul resembles that of an incubator in that it helps develop skills and create economic opportunities for fishermen to ensure the long term sustainability of their ocean based livelihoods. The organization runs projects around the world but each targets the most destructive activities and creates alternative production systems through aquaculture. For instance one project is in the sustainable livelihood development of ornamental fish in Indonesia. Rather than destroying corals with cyanide fishing coastal communities protect them as a way to grow fish for the aquarium trade. This project will reinforce ecological conservation and provide employment opportunities for both men and women

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Omada Health


Omada Health is a Silicon Valley startup that is bringing the best in design and web technology to health care delivery. Omada's team is an interdisciplinary group of technologists entrepreneurs and clinicians from Google Amazon IDEO Harvard Stanford and Columbia who are passionate about creating accessible technology to prevent disease.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Open Ocean Trading, LLC


Open Ocean Trading is a secure marketplace for seafood professionals and never allows speculators to consolidate or manipulate market prices or products.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

OpenROV


United States of America

OpenROV is an open source underwater robot. But it's so much more. It's also a community of people who are working together to create more accessible affordable and awesome tools for underwater exploration.The backbone of the project is the global community of DIY ocean explorers who are working tinkering and improving the OpenROV design. The community ranges from professional ocean engineers to hobbyists software developers to students. It's a welcoming community and everyone's feedback and input is valued.rn

Water & Sewerage

Company

Oroeco Inc


United States

Oroeco's mission is to stop climate change by scaling individual actions into societal solutions. Oroeco automatically tracks the climate impacts of your lifestyle and everywhere your money goes then rewards you and your friends for improving. We link real time financial data to life cycle climate impacts of products services investments and lifestyle choices. Users can save money and carbon with personalized actions offset impacts compare to averages and Facebook friends and collaborate and compete to earn rewards. Oroeco aims to reengineer the global economy for sustainability empowering everyone with information and incentives that drive virtuous cycles of continuous improvement.

Company

Oyster Recovery Partnership


Nearly 20 years ago the Oyster Recovery Partnership was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contribute to a large scale restoration program to plant disease free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. As a result of this successful partnership nearly 4 billion oysters have been planted on 1500 acres of oyster reefs and nearly 30000 bushels of shell have been recycled to provide homes for new oysters. As Maryland s leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Bay the ORP also operates the region s Shell Recycling Alliance supports the state s Marylanders Grow Oysters program and provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Planet Labs Inc


United States of America

Planet (formerly Planet Labs) is a space imaging and analytics company that assembles low cost off the shelf electronics into advanced microsatellites using agile aerospace technologies. The company launches fleets of low earth orbit imaging satellites called Doves that map the entire Earth on a monthly and eventually on a weekly and then daily basis to better understand our changing planet and ecosystems.

Information, communication & technology

Company

Potential Energy, Inc


United States of America

Potential Energy manufactures and distributes the Berkeley Darfur Stove an energy efficient stove for rural refugee families. Potential Energy is a non profit clean energy access organization with projects in sub Saharan Africa notably Sudan Ethiopia Uganda and Burkina Faso.

Information, communication & technology

Company

PowerMundo


United States of America

PowerMundo improves access to solar and other clean technologies to empower people in emerging markets. By sourcing cleantech products building a rural distribution network offering financing options and educating consumers about the cleantech products PowerMundo provides families with the opportunity to redirect their monthly cash expenditures towards cleaner and more efficient energy sources to promote health education clean environments and economic well being.

Energy

Company

Prospera Enlaces Comerciales


Mexico

We empower entrepreneurial families and foster civic responsibility. We are a group of revolutionary construction that is transforming Mexico into a land of innovation competitiveness and opportunities for all. Make sure you get the movement!

Professional & technical services

Company

Qeyno Labs


United States of America

Qeyno is an inclusive innovation company committed to transforming children's lives their families and community through the magic of play empathy and discovery.Qeyno is the home of Hackathon Academy our flagship school that prepares high potential youth in low opportunity settings to become next generation developers designers and innovators in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Design and Mathematics).

Education

Company

Real Food Generation


United States

The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national student driven campaign to reshape our food economy. We are a network of students and youth at schools across the country advocating for real food on our campuses and in our communities.rnrnThe RFC's flagship goal to shift $1 billion of college food spending to real food food that is community based fair ecologically sound and humane. We work with student activists around the country to get schools to institute real food policies committing to at least 20% real food purchases by 2020.

Other

Company

ReWork


United States of America

ReWork are determined to change the world by helping people find work that they love. ReWork recruits exceptional people for organizations making social environmental and cultural progress. ReWork is a progressive recruiting firm driven by the belief that real change happens when the right individuals connect with the right organizations.rn

Other

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Rising Tide Car Wash


Rising Tide will be a franchisable conveyorized car wash dedicated to providing employment for people with autism. We've choosen a franchise model to give familes affected by autism the ability to secure employment for their individual with autism and many others like them without the need for business expertise. Rising Tide will use a for profit social enterprise model to afford franchisees the ability to maintain ownership rights. rnrnRising Tide will be scalable have high exposure in the community and provide employment for people with autism through easy to learn process driven labor. Rising Tide will have strong enough profitability to support a community of people with autism through living wages career advancement opportunities and independent living skills and self advocacy training.

Other

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RIVET


Entrepreneurs designing products for emerging markets face challenges that too often prevent their prototypes from becoming scalable solutions. Our program bridges these gaps by unlocking resources identifying best practices providing mentoring and other operational support and bringing together the larger global health ecosystem.

Other

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Setu Institute


Pakistan

Setu is bridging the gap that exists betwee the education system and the skills needed in the professional life.

Education

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Smart Catch Technologies


United States of America

Smart Catch products fully support scientific data collection and make it possible for fishermen to seamlessly collect large amounts of relevant catch and oceanic data. Collected data can then be easily uploaded to a centralized repositories and de identified for information sharing between various scientific organizations and government policy makers. By enabling facilities for large data collection there can be a tremendous amount of cross correlation between multiple related collections of data supporting long term research endeavors and sustainable commercial fishing policies.rn

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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SOKOSHAMBANI


Kenya

SOKOSHAMBANI is a market based micro logistics platform that enables small scale farmers to trade directly with high value market entities. SOKOSHAMBANI is enabling small scale potato farmers to access affordable transportation warehousing extension and market to farmer communication services through the mobile phone.SOKOSHAMBANI incorporates innovative use of inter operable web and mobile platforms that are linked to real time warehousing transportation extension and market to farmer communication capacities that are needed for direct trade between farmers and the fast food hotel and potato processing industry.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Solar Site Design


United States

Solar Site Design is a collaborative, cloud-based content management platform that offers a complete project development solution for solar professionals. Its mission is to offer the Solar Site Design information technology platform to solar professionals worldwide.

Energy

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Sundrum


Canada

SunDrum is a project of the Centre for Integral Economics, an award winning charitable organization based in BC that works to integrate economy and culture. We have run day long programs in several First Nation communities and are building a longer intensive program available to both schools and youth groups. Our team is status First Nation, Metis and non-Indigenous. We all have strong experience working with youth and in First Nation communities. We believe that youth grounded in the culture have the ability to transform their local economies and through learning the skills of entrepreneurship they can see themselves as job creators, well beyond a job seeker. We harness creativity, oral culture training modules, videos and art to make the skills of building a business simple and straight forward.

Real estate, design & building

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Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise (SGFE)


Cambodia

SGFE (Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise) was created in 2008 with the aim of alleviating poverty and reducing deforestation in Cambodia as well as improving waste management in urban areas by developing a local economic activity manufacturing charcoal using organic waste.rnAs illegally harvested wood charcoal is the main source of energy for domestic cooking in urban areas of Cambodia more than 200 tons of it are brought into Phnom Penh every day resulting in thousands of hectares of natural forest being devastated every year. To address this national issue SGFE has developed a clean and sustainable energy solution that offers a bright future for Cambodian fuel consumption.

Waste Management & Recycling

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Text to Change


Text to Change (TTC) has a wide range of experience in conceptualizing managing and analyzing mobile phone based programs. We developed a flexible and easily scalable mobile platform with state of the art tools and techniques to send out and receive text messages voice and data. TTC also has strong relationships within the mobile industry in the countries they work in. Therefore we deliver the full package from database and software development to content development data analysis and interpretation as well as the visualization and reporting based on our partner s needs.rnSince Text to Change s founding early in 2008 we have continuously worked on innovative mobile solutions for development. TTC was the first of its kind in Africa mobile phones had never been used before on such a large scale for social purposes. Our sophisticated and innovative mobile platform used in more than hundred projects enables different types of programs

Information, communication & technology

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The Learning Farm


Indonesia

The Learning Farm (TLF) was established in 2005 by the Boston-based World Education (www.worlded.org), a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of skills, opportunities, and hope amongst vulnerable youth. The Learning Farm aims to: Equip participants with knowledge and practical experience in organic agricultural production, marketing and management. Build a sustainable, socially oriented business enterprise through marketing organic produce and value-added products to help finance the operational costs. Initiate a networking center that facilitates the sharing of gained knowledge and experiences between individuals, organizations and communities involved with vulnerable youth and sustainable agriculture. Develop communities through youth-initiated organic farming enterprises and youth-led organic farming extension and marketing support efforts.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production

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The Simple Way


United States of America

The Simple Way is a web of subversive friends conspiring to spread the vision of Loving God Loving People and Following Jesus in our neighborhoods and in our world.

Other

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Thimble Island Oyster Company


United States

We re proud to be the first multi species 3 D ocean farm in Long Island Sound. We utilize the entire water column to grow a variety of species ranging from sugar kelp and oysters to mussels and scallops.rn

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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TRY Oyster Women’s Association


United States

TRY Oyster Women s Association is a community based organization of over 500 women oyster and cockle harvesters in The Gambia working to raise their standard of living by improving their livelihoods.rnTRY Association works to tackle the joint challenges of unemployment and coastal degradation by empowering oyster harvesters and educating them about sustainable harvesting and the delicate mangrove ecosystem. Founded in 2007 TRY Association has moved from small gatherings of oyster harvesters in one community to an established group with organized leadership with members from 15 communities.

Real estate, design & building

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Twothirds Water


Canada

Twothirds Water is a group of engineers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about using good design and effective strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable people. They have created Tapp which is an extremely simple user friendly and effective household water filter. Before founding Twothirds Water we spent years studying the design and implementation of socially beneficial technologies in developing countries. They have lived and worked in remote places around the world shared stories and meals with countless families and been upstaged in soccer matches by hundreds of nimble footed kids. And through all of this we conducted an iterative design process building a water filter interviewing dozens of potential users to learn how to improve it and going back home to build a new one. The culmination Tapp is tremendously exciting and we have built Twothirds Water to take it to market.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Uncommon Cacao


Uncommon Cacao Source and Trade is the world s trusted cacao supply chain partner delivering premium quality transparently sourced cacao. We work directly with cacao farmers and responsible exporters globally to consistently guarantee delivery of the highest quality cacao beans. Together we are building a transparent supply chain that drives maximum value to farmers and creates meaningful impact for communities at origin.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Village Defense


United States of America

Village Defense is the easiest way for neighbors to share information in real time. Think of mobile app as Neighborhood Watch 2.0. Designed for messaging to be fast and focused they are unlike email lists listservs or social network sites which tend to be noisy and slow.

Information, communication & technology

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Village Fishmonger


United States of America

Village Fishmonger is a New York-based seafood startup that is building on the traditional neighborhood fishmonger concept with \"boat-to-table\" sourcing and a carefully curated seafood selection. Currently operating a Community Supported Fishery in NYC, Village Fishmonger plans to roll out brick & mortar and e-commerce channels, the company aims to promote local, sustainable seafood while creating a fun and easy buying experience for consumers.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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WE CARE Solar


United States of America

We Care Solar with its award winning Solar Suitcase has advanced the use of solar electricity in under resourced health facilities to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Over the past five years WCS's Suitcases have brought light and essential power to more than 800 health centers in Africa Asia and Latin America. To date WCS has trained over 1000 health workers and technicians and have served over 300000 mothers and infants.

Human health & social work

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Wello Water


United States of America

Wello has a bold vision to effectively deliver water to a thirsty world. By reframing the water crisis as an opportunity Wello has reinvented the wheel and developed a product that has the potential to revolutionize water transportation and storage and make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. The WaterWheel is a disruptive innovation that provides convenient reliable access to water. It dovetails with existing efforts to improve water quality and access amplifying the impact of solutions such as wells point of use purification strategies and rainwater harvesting.

Water & Sewerage

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Wildflower Health


United States

Wildflower Health is building a mobile health engagement platform to improve healthcare quality and lower medical costs. Our team is passionate about harnessing user-centered design and technology to deliver products that drive smarter healthcare decisions. Over time, we aspire to leverage a unique set of analytics to deliver novel insights that improve treatment and cost-management in the clinical areas we support. We believe that innovative digital health solutions have the power to truly change healthcare.

Health Care Equipment and Services

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Zaya


ZAYA (www.zaya.in) is a venture backed award winning social enterprise based in India.Zaya implements scalable affordable technology to increase access to high qualityeducation and bridge the achievement gap for students in low income schools. They want toempower teachers in low income communities all over the world to bring a simple butpowerful blended learning model into their classrooms. Zaya is creating a next generationpedagogy model that will revolutionize how technology and content is used in classroomsto transform low performing classes into high performing learning spaces. Currently theirlabs are currently impacting 25000 students in India with future plans to scale across thedeveloping world.

Education

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