CRISP Social Ventures – Transforming Nobel Ideas Into Novel Solutions

John Hoffmire

The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models, and leapfrog technologies. And yet, as nations attempt to embrace the promises of development, there is often a disconnect between imagination and execution in providing for even the most basic of human needs. Measurable social change, ensuring a degree

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Who becomes an inventor?

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but new research examines what spawns the inventor.

To spur innovation, it helps to have the right environment. And according to a comprehensive analysis by SIEPR Senior Fellow Raj Chetty and his colleagues, key factors that determine who becomes an inventor are coming up short for

2017-12-14T16:20:15-06:00Tags: |

Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

Roberta Lindal’s start-up began with a ‘happily ever after’.

Lindal, BA’14, credits an early mentor for sparking her idea to create clothing that inspires girls to pursue their education, and help others who face incredible obstacles in their learning.

“This amazing boss of mine used to tell her 5-year-old daughter fairy tales, but would change the ending

2017-10-11T15:12:19-05:00Tags: |

Want to do well? Then do good

Steven Rogers, M.B.A. ’85, believes that those who are blessed have a responsibility to find solutions to problems, to create something that benefits society.

The way to do that, he believes, can be found in entrepreneurship.

“Those who have success at entrepreneurship, it not only provides them the freedom to be whoever they want to be,

2017-10-12T02:25:25-05:00Tags: |

Prime Minister announces support for women entrepreneurs in developing countries

Women entrepreneurs in developing countries are creating jobs, advancing gender equality, and helping build economies that work for everyone. Despite the vital role they play, women entrepreneurs often face major obstacles to financing and growing their businesses. These obstacles include limited options for loans and capital, financial services not tailored to their specific needs, and

2017-07-11T07:16:32-05:00Tags: |

Oxyent Technologies and seven other startups that made a mark in the IBM Smartcamp for Healthtech 2016

IBM Smartcamp for Healthtech was a nationwide challenge organised by IBM Global Entrepreneur program organised in association with Manipal Hospitals and THub. The Finale had some game changing Startups of India focusing on health tech and leveraging innovative technologies coming in as finalists.

A brief about them is below.

Bodhi Health Education

The visible scarcity of qualified paramedics,

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Removing Barriers to Women Entrepreneurs in Clean Renewable Energy Initiatives

Decentralized sustainable energy technologies—both at the individual systems level, such as solar home systems, and at the mini-grid level servicing 50 to100 households—are the cheapest solutions for energy access in an increasing number of locations. That’s the finding of a new report by the International Energy Agency. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

2017-01-21T13:52:30-06:00Tags: , |

Finalists for Illinois Tech’s $1M Social Innovation Prize Include Crime and Cyberbullying Prevention

A data-driven crime prevention program, cyberbullying early warning and response system and a microfluidic drug-microbiota interaction platform are all in the running for $1 million in total funding from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The three projects are finalists for Illinois Tech’s Nayar Prize, a social impact innovation competition that challenges Illinois Tech students,

2017-01-21T13:52:32-06:00Tags: |

College junior designs shoes for social impact

Fernando Rojo walks in nobody else’s footsteps, nor their shoes for that matter.

The would-be College junior is taking a semester off to work full-time on the launch of his shoe company, PATOS Shoes, a brand that offers high quality footwear with a positive social impact.

The design of the shoe combines a modern, minimalist sneaker with

2017-01-21T13:52:35-06:00Tags: , |

Alaska’s extreme health care costs destroy economic opportunity

In 1991, Julie Drake started Title Wave Books with her husband, Steve, who was born in Alaska. A couple years ago, they had to drop their group insurance through the business and go to the Affordable Care Act online marketplace for individual coverage. But those premiums also rose until, planning retirement in their 50s, they

2017-01-21T13:52:36-06:00Tags: |
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