LaunchHouse is seeking early stage, broad-based technology startups focused on technology, Internet, mobile, hardware and robotics to apply for the LaunchHouse Accelerator (LHX) program. Applications for the LHX 2013 program opened March 8!
Every 28 days across the globe, half the world’s population menstruates. Yet despite this is one of life’s most natural occurrences, for millions of girls and women across Asia, Africa, Central and South America the high cost of sanitary napkins ensures menstruation is a significant challenge.
William McDonough, winner of two U.S. Presidential awards for environmental sustainability, announced last week that he will partner with Cherokee to support environmental startups through the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge.
Plastic Pollution Coalition announced that it is accepting applications for Think Beyond Plastic, a contest for entrepreneurs working on products, services, materials and infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction inplastic pollution. Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2013.
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.…
As part of the DOE’s SunShot Incubator Program, the Department recently announced the availability of $12 million to accelerate solar energy innovation that reduces manufacturing, installation, and permitting costs for American homes, businesses, and utilities.
Do you know what the return is on your saving account? Close to nothing. The sharing and crowdsourcing economy is paving the way for more robust methods of investments with real return on many fronts. Mosaic just launched the first online clean energy investment marketplace that connects investors to high quality solar projects. Their mission – “open up clean energy investing and fundamentally change the way energy is financed.”
The field of impact investing has revolutionized the concept of investing for more than just profits. There are good trends. Private sector investment in green technology and other eco-friendly businesses is booming. So…you’re not alone, and the growth in these markets means that more money will continue to flow in, and, as the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all ships.
Those involved directly in the crowdfunding industry and businesses that have been eagerly awaiting the new crowdfunding regulations recently heard a bit of news causing a lot of cringing, heartburn and further disappointment in a system that already had a lot to prove.