There’s an app for that

What’s your most personal possession? For a social entrepreneur, their smartphone can often take form of a growth on their hand rather than a piece of technology, giving a new meaning to the phrase, “glued at the hip.” But what is that keeps them so occupied? What are they looking at, tapping and typing? We […]

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DIY Marketing Toolkits

It is widely known that the social enterprise and broader startup communities are highly competitive. Yet, over the past several years we’ve witnessed the culture of solidarity among entrepreneurs and those who support them. Whether you’re a local social enterprise or a fast-growing national nonprofit, your peers and supporters want to help. In fact, people […]

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Get to Know Innovate Houston [Webinar]

Join our innovation experts as they host a FREE informational webinar on Thursday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. CST. Attendees will learn how innovation and design thinking best practices can help solve their organization’s toughest challenges. Our experts will go over what attendees can expect from the 2 day workshop in a conversational and casual atmosphere. Bring your problems, projects and challenges to […]

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Atlanta to Host National Pitch Contest Looking for Ideas that use Hip-Hop as a Vehicle for Social Justice

The Center for Civic Innovation [Spring 2014 Alumni], has teamed up with the A3C Festival and Conference to launch a competition for ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement in underserved communities in the United States. I recently caught up with Rohit Malhotra, founder of […]

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PwC Selects STE(A)M Truck for Innovation in Education

From the left to the right — Aashish Vats, Brianna Blefko, Zachary Cornish, Daniel Alfano, Anna Fishbon, Jason Martin (Charity Winner) “It’s like wood-shop class on wheels, but with 3-D printers and way more fun.” This was founder Jason Martin’s description about what his social venture was about when we first met him as he […]

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4 Steps to Effective Storytelling

For startups, “The Pitch” is not only a fundamental tool for gaining customers, funders and traction, but it’s also the small window that provides an inside look at a venture’s story. The story, as we’ve come to learn, is often what makes or breaks a venture’s ability to enroll resources and support.. The literal, million […]

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