AllThingsD reported last week that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was working on a new mobile startup called “Jelly.” Today, a company blog post has emerged that gives us a few more details as to what Jelly might focus on, but it’s still hazy on details. In the post, Biz Stone, who is co-founder and CEO of Jelly Industries, Inc., says it will be for “everybody,” and… → Read More
Google, the world’s largest search engine and one of the most powerful tech companies around, is now using its muscle to search for something new: social entrepreneurs. Today, the company is announcing the Global Impact Challenge, a new prize that will award £2 million ($3 million) between four non-profit startups based in the UK that are using technology for social good in areas like education… → Read More
Google has opened applications for its third annual Google Earth Outreach Developer Grants. The program provides $10K-$20K of funding to nonprofits that are willing to use Google’s Map technology to help them accomplish their goals. The company has used its own technology to help out during times of crisis, most recently and notably during Hurricane Sandy and the flu outbreak in the U.S. → Read More
One of the amazing things about technology is that it opens the doors to things for less fortunate folks that many of us take for granted. Being able to sit down and read a good book is something that we do on a daily basis, but never think about all of the people out there who don’t have that luxury. With sites like Amazon, we have a seemingly infinite number of choices on what we’d like to read… → Read More
Sometimes, it’s not political powerhouses who have the power to change the world, sometimes it’s true-blue entrepreneurs who live to solve problems. One such person is Gurbaksh Chahal, who has launched BeProud.org, launched after the shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in August 2012, with some pretty impressive backers.
The point of the multi-million dollar campaign is to put an end to… → Read More
Facebook Gifts launched with the ability for you to buy something meaningful for a friend or family member on the social network. I’ve tinkered with it a bit and have bought a few gifts, including a bonsai tree and Starbucks gift cards. My mind immediately jumped to “wouldn’t it be cool if I could donate money to a charity on behalf of my friend for their birthday?”, and well, that happened today… → Read More
Here’s the deal, I have some experience in the realm of trying to gather a bunch of folks around a cause to make an actual difference in the world for others. Over the past few years, I’ve seen quite a few “campaigns” shake up things on Twitter and Facebook that blew my mind, when it comes to raising money or awareness around important causes.
Someone told me last week that National Cheeseburger Day was on the way. As far as I’m concerned, every single day could be National Cheeseburger Day, because they’re yummy. Tomorrow is the official day, and foursquare has teamed up with KRAFT to generate some charitable giving based on your potential eating habits.
It’s all quite simple: check-in at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and KRAFT will… → Read More
One of the things that I’m really passionate about is helping charitable causes and organizations in any way that I can. A lot of my friends and family try their best to give, either money or time, but have a hard time finding the right organization to donate to. It’s a good idea to stick with a cause that you care deeply about and find the right organization from there.
Most entrepreneurs found companies to solve a problem. Adam Archer founded GamesThatGive to save the world. During a backpacking trip across the world he was inspired with the idea for the company. He then left Apple in 2008 to work on a farm before founding GamesThatGive, which builds social games where users earn money for charity by playing thanks to sponsorships from major brands. It raised… → Read More