Kickstart My Heart With A 3D Printed Robotic Hand

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My desires are simple. I want the impossible to be realized, and I want the future to get here faster. With today’s technology and advances in the sciences, it’s really not a tall order. While we may not have hot tub time machines in our backyards to expedite the process, we do have some titillating products on the market that are opening minds to what is possible on a tangible level. Yes, I’m talking about 3D printing. All the rage at SXSW, the Kairos Society…

Dell Shines A Light On How 100 World Changers Are Redefining Tech

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This past weekend, I went to see the DreamWorks animation “Rise of the Guardians,” which follows the story of Santa Claus, the Tooth Ferry, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, and Jack Frost as they come together to protect the children of the world against Pitch Black, aka the Boogeyman. Suffice to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and it got me thinking about the rise of human guardians roaming the real world–the change makers who dedicate their lives to improving society through entrepreneurship and philanthropy….

The Clinton Global Initiative & Mashable Social Good Summit Take Manhattan

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  New York, New York, here we come! There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be this weekend than my old stomping grounds. The Clinton Global Initiative is holding its annual meeting in Manhattan on Sept. 23 to 25, and Incentivize is going to be there to see all the magic happen!  With more than 1,000 participants including global leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs, nonprofit organizers, and celebrity activists convening to instigate social change, mountains are sure to fall. Focused on how business and human capital…

The Power Of Community & Social Enterprise, LA Style

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Guest post by Michael DeHart When a business has the single goal of generating individual success and profit, they tend to create quid pro quo partnerships. These alliances spawn out of a need to pool resources to stay competitive, but once the problem is resolved the partnership is disregarded. Back in July of 2011 when Google+ came out swinging touting its superior ability to connect friends with integrated video conferencing, Facebook and Skype quickly joined forces leveling the playing field. Fast forward to last week…

5 Ways Augmented Reality Can Change The World

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It’s been a long time coming, but augmented reality (AR), or the overlaying of the digital world onto the real world, is entering mainstream marketing. Just ask a Google employee or two sporting the search engine giant’s Project Glass augmented reality glasses. Yes, we are clearly becoming cyborgs. From invisible pop-up stores that are turned into retail wonderlands to Amazon’s augmented reality shopping app, Flow, virtually sensitized tools designed to enhance retail experiences are about to infiltrate the marketplace. With the help of augmented reality,…

The Startup World And Social Enterprise Are Still Boys Clubs

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Guest post by Ethan Austin A few weeks ago I attended South by Southwest (SXSW) for the first time ever. I think the best way to describe it was kind of like a Las Vegas for nerds. SXSW is filled with incredible panel discussions, amazing speakers free food and live music. But what really makes the place magical is the serendipitous nature of the event that leads to authentic bonding and new friendships. SXSW is about randomly meeting cool people while in line for breakfast…

5 Ways The Cloud Can Expand Your Mission And Improve Your Operations

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With metrics like cost per dollar raised and percent “overhead” used to determine ratings for non profits, it’s no wonder that we focus so much of our time on lean solutions. We sacrifice quality for cost, efficiency for hours logged, and try to have more do-it-all types. It’s unacceptable, but fortunately there’s a way to rapidly focus and improve your IT solutions in the cloud while simultaneously improving your delivery of services too. Sound too good to be true? Read on. cross posted @ http://collaborationforgood.org

Calling All Future Thomas Edisons: Will.i.am Wants To Make Your Invention Come Alive!!

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Doesn’t seem like rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor and producer Will.i.am is taking a break since Black Eyed Peas announced an indefinite break last year. The “I Got A Feeling” singer is helping young inventors bring their ideas to life and make life more awesome, as part of Time Warner Cable’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education challenge “Wouldn’t It Be Cool If….” From now until March 28th, young people across the country can enter the no-purchase-necessary contest by explaining how math and science can…

Paint A Ton Of Social Good With PictureHealing

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They say a picture paints a thousand words. In the case of the new smartphone app PictureHealing, an image can do a ton of social good. Through fancy, fun photo-sharing, PictureHealing empowers users to support three charities of their choice. Incentivize caught up with the certified B Corporation’s CEO, Christopher Brereton, to get the lowdown on PictureHealing’s social entrepreneurial secret sauce. Incentivize: How is PictureHealing different from other charity apps? PictureHealing is different in a few key ways, one major one being that the app…

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