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At World Innovation Forum, Young Entrepreneurs Provide Key to Innovation

During a panel discussion at the World Innovation Forum, the founder of student organization Kairos Society discussed why large corporations need to look to the millennial generation for innovation.

A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years.

Do We Really Need an Alternative Form of Capitalism?

While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic.

A Chance to Win $50,000 and Mentorship From TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie

GOOD and TOMS are teaming up to help one lucky social entrepreneur turn her dream into a reality.

Unreasonable at Sea: Entrepreneurs Dock at the State Department

After four months of sailing around the world, entrepreneurs participating in the Unreasonable at Sea accelerator program convene in Washington D.C. to chat about their experiences and rub elbows with investors.

How Charity Water Is Reinventing Giving

Former nightclub promoter Scott Harrison hopes to clean up the world's water supply and make charity cool.

11 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

RedBull launches a music-tech startup accelerator, 3rd Ward offers a networking opportunity in Brooklyn, HUB Bay Area helps social treps with PR, Berlin startups slay dragons, VCs and treps square off, the SBA gets social, NY Tech Day kicks off, TechCrunch Disrupt unleashes in NYC again, the Webbys wants your votes… This week's notable news and startup events for young treps.

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

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

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

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

What's Trending With…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

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 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

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

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

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

These gifts will make a tree hugger happy, and they feel good to give, too.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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