Ustvarjalnik brings entrepreneurs to high school classrooms and engages students with open-ended assignments aimed at solving real-world challenges. (One example: "Go get your picture taken with the mayor.")
Watch Yellow Leaf Hammocks co-founder Joe Demin talk about the 600-mile taxi ride that led to his company, which is creating sustainable jobs for Thailand's hill tribe communities—by selling some of the most comfortable hammocks in the world!
Unreasonable Institute fellow Divya Yachamaneni, deputy general manager of Naandi Community Water Services, explains how her company is bringing clean drinking water to rural Indian families for less than $2 per month. NCWS’s low-cost water-purification stations are now in more than 400 villages, delivering clean, safe drinking water to about 600,000 people.
Source International provides scientists and scientific tools to communities threatened by waste and pollution from natural-resource extraction. With the resulting data, communities been able to press for compensation.
Do you want to give better pitches, create better marketing campaigns, and better articulate your ideas to investors, customers, and supporters? The answer to achieving all of this is simple. You need to make your idea "stick."
Know your mission, measure the right thing, and measure it well. Kevin Starr introduces a framework for gauging whether your company is creating meaningful impact (because if it isn't creating impact...what's the point?).
Most people look at poop and see problems. Ashley Murray looks at poop and sees profit. Watch this entrepreneur, working in Ghana and Kenya to completely reinvent the way that we think about human waste.
Devi says he has always had an entrepreneurial streak. "The desire to create something that will outlive me & create greater social impact has been burning inside me." Now he's empowering women farmers in India.