TOPIC: INNOVATION (41)

Pop Tech

http://poptech.org

We convene this community in intimate, peer-level gatherings where participants can share their most provocative questions and their most promising new ideas, and begin to work together on new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges.

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Pop Tech, Research

The Creativity Hub

http://www.thecreativityhub.com

We make games and tools that make people think (differently). We work with organisations that seek a playful approach to dealing with tough challenges.

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Creativity Hub, Creativity, Games

E-nabling The Future

http://enablingthefuture.org

E-NABLE is a growing group of over 800 members who have come together from all over the World to help create and design 3D Printed assistive hand devices for those in need.

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E-nabling The Future, 3D Printing, Innovation, Assistive Hand Devices

Wild Gift

http://wildgift.org

What do social entrepreneurs need to create positive change? Wild Gift combines astute business mentoring with a collective wilderness experience that aligns values, develops leadership skills, and creates bonds with other change-makers.

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Wild Gift, Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Wilderness

Good for Nothing

http://www.goodfornothing.com

Good for Nothing is a community of thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers applying their skills and energy to accelerating the work of cause led innovators and change makers; it's about diverse groups of people collaborating together, working in new, faster, fun and better ways by supporting ideas and people that are leading the way to what a flourishing 21st century society might look like.

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Good For Nothing, Thinkers, Innovation

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

http://www.yci.org

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. YCI engages youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face, incorporating youth development, volunteerism, partnership, and equity into all that we do. YCI's volunteer projects are currently located in Tanzania, Ghana, Guyana, Costa Rica and Guatemala

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Youth Challenge Inernational, YCI, Volunteer

The Adventure Project

http://theadventureproject.org

The Adventure Project is a non-profit organization established to increase investments in positive social enterprises around the world. Founded in 2010 by Becky Straw & Jody Landers, who met while traveling through Liberia, West Africa. They have joined forces to raise awareness and funds to support the world’s most-effective social ventures.

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The Adventure Project, Investment, Social Enterprise, Social Ventures, Africa

Games for Change

http://www.gamesforchange.org

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Unlike the commercial gaming industry, we aim to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good. To further grow the field, Games for Change convenes multiple stakeholders, highlights best practices, incubates games, and helps create and direct investment into new projects.

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Games For Change, Gaming, Education, Entertainment

Startup Weekend

http://startupweekend.org

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!
 

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Startup Weekend, Ideas, Build, Launch

GE

http://www.ge.com

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and helping to cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

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GE, Healthy Share, Ecomagination

Collaborative Fund

http://collaborativefund.com/#

Collaborative aims to be the leading source of capital and strategic support for creative entrepreneurs who want to change the world. The fund focuses on two themes: the increasing importance of values as they relate to the decisions we make about who we work for, what we buy, and how we spend our time; and the shift from an economy based on hyper-consumption to one based on Collaborative Consumption. These two forces present a significant opportunity for new technologies, products, and services to reinvent how we do business and transform our daily lives.

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Investors, Entrepreneurs, Economy, Collaborative Consumption

Local Food Lab

http://www.localfoodlab.com

Local Food Lab is a platform for developing successful innovation and entrepreneurship in local food systems. We offer world-class entrepreneurial education, diverse resources and a robust network of experienced and highly skilled food and farm industry professionals who are inventing the future of food. Our purpose is to enable food and farm entrepreneurs to imagine and grow a new food system, one that is healthy, just and sustainable.

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Entrepreneurship, Farm, Food Systems

Jumpstart

http://jewishjumpstart.org

Jumpstart’s mission is to develop, strengthen, and learn from emerging Jewish organizations that build community at the nexus of spirituality, learning, social activism, and culture, in order to transform the broader Jewish community and the world.

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Jewish, Community, Incubator, Innovation

Velopresso

http://www.velopresso.cc

Velopresso is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology
-- old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives with a compact footprint and near silent ultra-low carbon human-powered operation -- fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.

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Velopresso, Coffee, Java, Bicycle, Wheels, Amos Field Reid, Lasse Oiva, Beans, Eco-Friendly, Carbon Footprint, Mobile

EQWIP HUBs

http://eqwiphubs.org

EQWIP HUBs is a new way of approaching long-term sustainable development. It’s a network of 17 youth innovation spaces called ‘EQWIP HUBs,’ where youth – especially women – come together to develop market-relevant skills, build networks, learn from mentors, and access technology. Located in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania, they are places where the passions and determination of young people are transformed into the confidence and abilities that will allow them to access employment or entrepreneurship and take control of their own futures.

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EQWIP HUBs, Innovation, Youth