13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

Originally published on Tech.Co. If you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, technology has served you well. The barriers to entry when it comes to launching a company require less tension and a lot less capital. In fact, for the most part, all you need is a laptop and Wi-Fi connection. Still though, when founders are seeking funding, [...]

2018-05-27T07:31:33-04:00May 27th, 2018|

4 tips for engaging with Pledge 1% companies

By Catherine Cheney. Originally published on devex. SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, software technology company Okta announced a grant to Fast Forward, an organization that invests in nonprofit technology entrepreneurs, as part of its commitment to the Pledge 1% movement. Launched in 2014, Pledge 1% aims to bring a culture of giving to technology companies by providing them [...]

2018-05-27T07:05:13-04:00May 27th, 2018|

MIT Solve Announces Recipients of Second-Round Prize Funding totaling $1.5 Million from Australian DFAT and Atlassian Foundation International

By Andrea Snyder. Originally published on the Solve website. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 17, 2018—Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, today announced the Solver recipients of the remaining $1.5 million pool of prize funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Atlassian Foundation International. During the Solve at MIT Opening [...]

2018-05-22T12:51:59-04:00May 22nd, 2018|

Social Impact (Capitalism For A Cause)

Originally published on the In What Language website. As the world continues to develop, the need for corporate social responsibility becomes even more important. Social problems exist whether we like it or not, so what can we do about it? Well… When corporations value social responsibility and make an effort to integrate social impact into [...]

2018-05-22T05:12:33-04:00May 22nd, 2018|

Sustainable interior design – Plant a Tree for Me!

Originally published on the Designbx website. Throughout the world there’s a steady increase in demand for timber, leaving a trail of devastation behind. Unsustainable and illegal timber logging satisfies the needs of many multi-million dollar companies, creating devastation to ecosystems and forest growth. The importance of fostering ethical business and for our industry to encourage [...]

2018-05-22T04:53:02-04:00May 22nd, 2018|

Making a Pledge

Originally published on Designbx's website. Designbx is revolutionising the furniture and homewares industry, by making interior design truly accessible, intuitive and affordable to every Australian. The co-founders share a passion to improve the home and work environments of 1 million Australians by 2023 and this extends beyond our business practice into the community. As our [...]

2018-05-22T04:51:50-04:00May 22nd, 2018|

60 x 60 Success: Pledge 1% Boston Meets an Ambitious Goal

Originally published on the Boston Foundation's blog.   Diana Akelman usually goes at things at 110 percent. But recently she’s found something appealing about 1 percent. Pledge 1% Boston, that is. Akelman was part of a wave of new members to the movement during Pledge 1% Boston’s ambitious “60 x 60” campaign at the end of [...]

2018-05-07T22:34:34-04:00May 7th, 2018|

Africa’s Got Digital Talent – A Development Initiative for Talented Young Africans

Originally published on the Eventerprise blog. Zurich, Switzerland, 15 September 2017 – Global events platform, Eventerprise has today announced the official launch of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative – Africa’s Got Digital Talent. It’s goal is to provide career-defining digital and entrepreneurial skills to talented young African students who are keen to participate in Eventerprise’s international Young Gun internship [...]

2018-05-06T23:31:39-04:00May 6th, 2018|

Salesforce Ventures Introduces $100 Million Canada Trailblazer Fund

Originally published on Markets Insider. TORONTO, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that Salesforce Ventures, the company's global corporate investment group, has launched the Canada Trailblazer Fund, a $100 million fund to invest in Canadian startups and fuel cloud innovation and customer success in the region. Salesforce Ventures has supported the [...]

2018-05-03T15:40:17-04:00May 3rd, 2018|
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