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Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

With a low-cost technology, 21-year-old Eden Full seeks to make solar energy more efficient and affordable.
Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

The social and environmental business-practice certifier, B Lab, released its annual list of companies leading the pack of do-gooders today.
A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business

Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business

In this global marketplace it's important not to forget about your local community. Virgin's founder tells us why.

What's Trending WithÂ…Yael Cohen? The F%#@ Cancer Founder on Starting a Movement

YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Yael Cohen at this year's SXSW. Here, she describes her startup story and offers advice to other young entrepreneurs.
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.
The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up

The Business of Helping Less-Fortunate Entrepreneurs Start Up

The founders of some socially-oriented startups have begun focusing on helping fellow entrepreneurs, while creating new business opportunities for themselves. Here's a look at the trend.
Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

The online recommendation engine and shopping site FashioningChange.com directs shoppers to "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" alternatives for men's and women's apparel and accessories.
Purpose and Its Vision for Powering Social Movements

Purpose and Its Vision for Powering Social Movements

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans describes his vision for creating a home for sparking social movements.
SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals

SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs Alexander Mendeluk and ChaseHamilton describe their vision for selling accessories that support endangered species.
Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

These gifts will make a tree hugger happy, and they feel good to give, too.
Conscious Capitalism: The End of Business as Usual?

Conscious Capitalism: The End of Business as Usual?

For young entrepreneurs angling to make a difference, conscious capitalism may be for you. Here, we take a look at the concept and consider how to get started.
GOOD on Its New Vision for the Future

GOOD on Its New Vision for the Future

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Ben Goldhirsh describes his vision for creating a platform for people interested in doing good.
Fifty & Fifty and Its Vision for Sparking Change

Fifty & Fifty and Its Vision for Sparking Change

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Javan Van Gronigen describes his vision for helping humanitarian organizations trumpet their messages.

Want to Raise Money for Others? Start a Business

Here's how two college buddies turned custom T-shirts into a piggy bank for nonprofits and themselves.
Building a Market and a Vision for a New Kind of Tea

Building a Market and a Vision for a New Kind of Tea

In this installment of Young ­Visionaries, social entrepreneur Dan MacCombie describes his vision for producing a different kind of tea and supporting indigenous farmers in South America.
United By Blue and Its Vision for Clothing and Clean Waterways

United By Blue and Its Vision for Clothing and Clean Waterways

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Brian Linton describes his vision for apparel that can help clean up the waterways.
Charity Water and Its Vision for Clean Water

Charity Water and Its Vision for Clean Water

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Scott Harrison describes his vision for helping bring clean water to those in need.
DonorsChoose.org: A Vision for Supporting Teachers and Students

DonorsChoose.org: A Vision for Supporting Teachers and Students

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Charles Best describes his vision for helping individuals fund unique opportunities for learning within the nation's public schools.
Warby Parker and Inspired Vision

Warby Parker and Inspired Vision

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal describe their vision for sharp eyewear for the developed and the developing world.
Krochet Kids International: A Vision for Helping Women Help Themselves

Krochet Kids International: A Vision for Helping Women Help Themselves

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs Stewart Ramsey and Kohl Crecelius describe their vision for teaching women in the developing world skills so they can earn a living.
At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

While esteemed nonprofit leaders and political figures came together at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, here's how young people also got involved.
How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

If you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship, consider this your ticket. Here's a preview of what to expect from the Clinton Global Initiative and ideas for getting involved.
How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Edge Out the Competition

An upcoming social-venture competition sheds light on the increased enthusiasm among young entrepreneurs to start up social-impact companies. Here are five ways to rise above the competition.
How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

How Social Entrepreneurs Who Need Money Can Get Noticed

If you want to raise money for your business from impact investors, then help them find you by putting your company information right in front of them.

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