social entrepreneurship

This electrical engineer built an open-source headlamp for doctors in developing countries dev

Feb. 19, 2015 11:44 am

This electrical engineer built an open-source headlamp for doctors in developing countries

Doctors in developing countries often have to postpone treatment when it gets dark. When lights break, it's hard to get new ones. Amanda DelCore has a solution.
Wash Cycle Laundry just got a $450K loan, but what’s interesting is how they’ll repay it business

Feb. 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Wash Cycle Laundry just got a $450K loan, but what’s interesting is how they’ll repay it

Wash Cycle Laundry has created jobs for “people who need a second chance,” and a New York City foundation is taking note.
Philly’s collaborative spirit is its greatest strength: MilkCrate’s Morgan Berman business

Nov. 20, 2014 8:00 am

Philly’s collaborative spirit is its greatest strength: MilkCrate’s Morgan Berman

CEO Morgan Berman explains how MilkCrate is helping bridge four very separate worlds: geeks, designers, sustainability wonks and entrepreneurs.
Data-driven solutions shine at Penn’s social impact hackathon dev

Nov. 7, 2014 12:45 pm

Data-driven solutions shine at Penn’s social impact hackathon

At Penn's "Hack the Change," students worked with participating NGOs. "The very nature of the event ... guaranteed that the project and the hard work we put in would meet a real need," said one student hacker.
CityCoHo to open University City-based media lab in 2015 business

Oct. 27, 2014 9:31 am

CityCoHo to open University City-based media lab in 2015

The idea is to provide media-making resources to organizations doing work focused on the environment and social progress.
How this Penn undergrad is disrupting volunteerism business

Oct. 20, 2014 12:37 pm

How this Penn undergrad is disrupting volunteerism

Tess Michaels's startup, Soceana, offers a new twist on philanthropy.
What’s a B Corp and why does it matter? business

Oct. 16, 2014 7:26 am

What’s a B Corp and why does it matter?

Everything you need to know about Benefit Corporations. Or: How the Main Line might save Wall Street.
Impact Hub names new director: ex-Lean Startup Machine staffer Dominique Aubry business

Oct. 15, 2014 11:10 am

Impact Hub names new director: ex-Lean Startup Machine staffer Dominique Aubry

Aubry has deep Philly roots.
Zoe Selzer McKinley on why PhilaU needs Blackstone Launchpad access

Oct. 10, 2014 10:06 am

Zoe Selzer McKinley on why PhilaU needs Blackstone Launchpad

The entrepreneurship program plays a key role, McKinley says. We also get a sneak peek at what she'll be talking about at our civic innovation conference — Rise — later this month.
FastFWD, Philly’s public safety accelerator, rethinks itself civic

Oct. 1, 2014 7:57 am

FastFWD, Philly’s public safety accelerator, rethinks itself

FastFWD is launching its second class. We spoke with the 10 startups from the first class, as well as program co-directors Story Bellows and Garrett Melby. Here's what worked, what didn't and what's going to change.

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