Disrupt Agriculture: A Startup Accelerator for Food System Entrepreneurs

This spring, four entrepreneurs with promising early-stage startups working in food and agriculture will get a chance to bring their dreams closer to reality through a unique startup accelerator program near Omaha, Nebraska. Disrupt Agriculture, which is the second accelerator program from Year of the Startup, will house four entrepreneurs in a farmhouse on an organic family farm, where they can take advantage of not only mentorship and startup resources, but also acreage and outbuildings to grow or make or…

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Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 2)

Oringally posted at the  SAP Business Innovations for Sustainability blog, cross posted with permission This blog is a follow up to my prior blog Expecting More From Business — Common Wealth Contributions By Business (Part 1) where I discuss the book Betterness: Economics for Humans, by Umair Haque as a new standard for how we measure the contributions of business to society. In this second part, my I want to investigate how well this framework can inspire thinking for “betterness” by evaluating common wealth contributions of a…

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Y-Combinator Funds First Non-Profit Startup

Watsi is a crowdfunding platform that connects you with patients in serious need of low-cost medical care and enables you to fund high-impact treatments. The dynamic team from Watsi has a simple enough goal: to help people dying of treatable illnesses because they can’t afford basic medical care. Simple but interesting enough that Y-Combinator chose Watsi, to become the first non-profit startup it supports. Watsi’s crowdfunding for a cause platform allows you to help a person in need of medical care.…

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Telluride Venture Accelerator: Inspiring Innovation, Investing in Success

As the title indicates, Telluride Venture Accelerator (TVA) wants to invest in the success of your entrepreneurial endeavor. The 2013 year will be its inaugural season and you can apply to be a participant in this program through November 15, 2012. If you’ve ever started a business, you know first-hand how difficult it is. There are a bazillion little things that come up which may have never crossed your mind. Ultimately, every entrepreneur wants to get their product to the…

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SURGE Accelerator Accepting Applications for Energy Software & IT Startups

SURGE Accelerator is the ONLY accelerator focused on energy software. They accept the world’s best energy software entrepreneurs and companies into their program and put them on a path to success. SURGE provides entrepreneurs with the seed capital, expert mentorship, and industry ecosystem to rise to true market validation. SURGE Accelerator’s Houston and Gulf Coast resources ensure entrepreneurs benefit from one of the world’s best ecosystems. Apply today.

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