Social Entrepreneur Fellowship

Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring changemakers as summer 2018 Frontier Social Entrepreneur Fellows. Fellows spend 12 weeks in their country of interest conducting human-centered research and working to lay the groundwork for a scalable water or sanitation enterprise. Archimedes Project believes that locally-driven social enterprise is the solution to the clean water and sanitation crisis […]

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Unilever and Sundial launch $100 million startup fund for women of color

The companies are creating the New Voices Fund as part of Unilever’s agreement to acquire New York-based Sundial Brands, which makes hair and skincare products for people of color. The fund, which aims to channel more capital into businesses founded and run by women of color, starts with $50 million in seed capital and plans to raise another […]

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Data on Purpose: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Connected World – February 15-16, 2018 Stanford, CA

Join a two-day exploration of the macro trends and practical technologies shaping our global society – Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Data on Purpose: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Connected World. This year’s Data on Purpose will be a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, examining some of the larger forces for good and ill […]

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Uput

Uput is attempting to develop a way for millennials to broaden their understanding of diverse viewpoints and perspectives about current events. They plan to do this by creating an online news platform where people are encouraged to debate current world issues and comment on content from a range of sources. Allison Pinz, Strategic Design and […]

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Spirus Breathing Mask

Spirius Breathing Mask is an attempt to address the deteriorating air conditions in cities globally by designing a breathing mask that will be reusable, aesthetically pleasing, and has the ability to filter out air pollution. Chien Lo, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Wei Li Lo, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons […]

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Original Kids

Original Kids (OK) is a community that encourages creative expression among children and adults. Through the lenses of neuroscience, mindfulness, and the arts, OK provides opportunities and tools to develop the emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and resilience needed to thrive in the 21st-century. They plan to do this by collaborating with co-working spaces to design learning […]

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Nora

In India, personal feminine hygiene is considered a taboo subject, and 95% of India’s sanitary napkin market uses harmful chemicals known to cause Urinary Tract Infections. Nora is creating awareness about the importance of personal feminine hygiene by creating affordable and quality made feminine hygiene products. Their first product will be sanitary napkins made of […]

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Nightingale Farms

Nightingale Farms seeks to tackle poverty, environmental, and socio-economic issues in an effort to restore degraded ecosystems in the Jamaica Blue Mountains that are caused by unsustainable practice of conventional coffee farming. Cheryl Bennett, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS), School of Public Engagement Ralph Olacio, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS), School of Public […]

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Modesty Group

Modesty Group is a fashion brand that aims to transform the relationship women have with the beauty and fashion industry by designing simple, elegant and comfortable women’s clothing at affordable prices.  Their enterprise started in Senegal, however, they are currently seeking to expand to France and the United States. Ndeye Aminata Dia, President, Modesty Group; […]

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Leform

Leform is a peer-to-peer platform that aims to democratize learning by connecting young professionals and college dropouts who want to develop career and life skills with real world practitioners at an affordable cost. Sundar Subramanian, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Abhishek Nair, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design […]

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