Priti Ambani

Hi there! I am Priti and I specialize in strategy and communications for impact organizations that aim to create social, environmental and economic wealth for all stakeholders. Working from the ground up, I help these do-gooders craft effective programs for community engagement, outreach and profitability. Follow my work covering do-gooders, cleanweb, start-ups and Web 2.0 businesses on Ecopreneurist and at Crowdsourcing Week. I enjoy traveling with my boys, cooking up a gourmet meal from scratch and entertaining! Join my community for Social Entrepreneurs on G+ Follow me on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Google+

Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST

We are proud to announce a new Hangout-on-Air series on Ecopreneurist called “Hangout with an Ecopreneur.” Every Tuesday we will chat with an entrepreneur who is creating an impact through a viable business. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good.

For our next hangout on-air on Google+, we will chat with Caroline Cummings, serial entrepreneur and VP of Marketing at Palo Alto Software. Owning to her startup failures and successes, Caroline has a wealth of information for entrepreneurs that she will share with us.

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SideCar Offers Rides in More Cities

This could be a great Valentine’s Day gift for some of you. SideCar expands reach to LA, Philadelphia and Austin. Even better news? Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington DC are next!

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Can We Feed 7 Billion People?

Our food system is inherently flawed. Food wastage and hunger are prevalent in both first world and developing nations, though underlying reasons for them are different.

Inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal article written by Anna Lappe and Danielle Nierenberg, Sustainable America has created this visual representation of the food waste problem in developed and developing nations while millions go to bed hungry. What are some solutions?

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Y-Combinator Funds First Non-Profit Startup

Watsi is a crowdfunding platform that connects you with patients in serious need of low-cost medical care and enables you to fund high-impact treatments. The dynamic team from Watsi has a simple enough goal: to help people dying of treatable illnesses because they can’t afford basic medical care. Simple but interesting enough that Y-Combinator chose Watsi, to become the first non-profit startup it supports. Watsi’s crowdfunding for a cause platform allows you to help a person in need of medical care.…

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circular economy

Circular Economy: Own Performance Not the Product

The circular economy has dawned on us, partly through innovation and partly through the downward spiral of depleting resources. The flat one-directional consumer based economy is being replaced with a need-based-sharing model. Simply put, our consuming mentality needs a rethink in a way that spells all round prosperity for the planet and people.

Obviously this new way of thinking needs new infrastructure in terms of business models to reform how we manufacture, sell and use these commodities. How about, for starters, we forget ownership of goods and materials and only buy performance?

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Future360 Friday: Inspiring Cleantech News to Jumpstart Your Weekend

Cleantech and cleanweb applications are going to power our energy future. Not only do these present viable solutions for cleaner, more sustainable energy but they also provide the medium for innovative entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive. Do you have the tools, information and the resources to capitalize on this opportunity?

Ecopreneurist is proud to bring to you a new feature “Future360 Friday” through collaboration with Future 360, a leading video platform that champions innovation in cleantech.

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Vine: Create a 6 Second Video Pitch for Your Business

If you are a startup entrepreneur or for that matter any entrepreneur or business executive, you know how to pitch your business or company. Then if you were really sharp, you had a short elevator pitch! But it seems like we may need to shorten that pitch even more!

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Tips from an Eco-Entrepreneur: Create an Escape Plan

Missed our hangout with an Eco-preneur – Becky Striepe on Google+? Never mind- we have the hangout on You Tube for all of you.  Our first hangout with Becky Striepe (owner at Glue & Glitter and author – 40 Days of Green Smoothies) was great. Jeff McIntire Strasburg of Sustainablog joined us to chat with Becky about how she quit her corporate job to do what she loves- crafting, cooking and writing. Watch the entire hangout here- [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOvykJeZyws&w=420&h=236] Some great tips…

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