(@michaelanti)

Festival 1

One-Kindle-Hundred-Book Library for Schools in Poor Communities

Donate US$170 in China or about US$300 worldwide, you can help a primary school in poor communities to get one Kindle plus 100 paid e-books. A school needs such 10 sets to build a real offline E-Library, which could bring poor kids to new age. Names of donors will appear on the screensaver of the Kindle. Teacher of the school could use Internet to update and change the ebooks based on a selection maintained by top educators... more »

(@ktawil86)

Festival 1

Umi Kitchen

A peer to peer food delivery service that opens the kitchens of talented home cooks to eaters who crave home cooking (www.umi.kitchen). Umi is homemade food delivery. We believe a home-cooked meal - made personally, intentionally, and with care - is the best dining experience. Today, people who desire an on-demand, home-cooked meal are unable to get one. Umi changes that. We make it possible for great home cooks to offer... more »

(@coreyohara)

Festival 2

Safe Water for Rural Nepal

What would your day look like if the closest place to fetch water was an hour's walk away? Around the world, lack of water access is one of the key markers of poverty, and in rural villages around the world, women and children regularly travel for this long or more each way, every day, to fetch water for the home. Piped water systems that bring the water directly into a community are known to be a revolutionary innovation... more »

(@ismafrednel)

Festival 2

Safety Net in Challenging Haiti: What about Jobs Creation?

1000 Jobs wants to create jobs for the underserved populations who would not have access the Haitian Social Safety net. We bring or join business ideas and help develop tailored basic business plans, integrate the entrepreneurs in a micro parc environmentto share resources and maximize their income.

(@cbhauser)

Festival 1

A model and scalable post-secondary access and training partnership.

In 2015, Colorado Mountain College will launch an innovative Career Academy for students to receive a college certificate while in HS. In rural Western CO, providing alternative education options is essential for youth and the economy. This pilot is scalable to the College’s 11 campuses and beyond.

(@mariela.martinez)

Festival 1

Portal Rico: Leveraging the power of the global Puerto Rican diaspora

Portal Rico is website that agglomerates all available crowdfunding opportunities in Puerto Rico, regardless of the crowdfunding platform. Think of it as Kayak for crowdfunding. This website would better connect Puerto Rico’s diaspora populations to social entrepreneurship opportunities at home. The website model could potentially be scaled to benefit other countries and their respective diaspora populations.

(@julieannburandt)

Festival 1

Mobile Justice: Using Mobile Technology to Support Justice Systems

Stopping violence and increasing rule of law is essential to the democratic process. An inefficient justice process further debilitates victims of crimes, undermining democracy. Adapting existing mobile platforms can improve efficiency to a court system through coordination and increased awareness.

(@kimdoylewille)

Spotlight Health

A new “Craigslist” for Sustainable Connected Communities

Untapped knowledge and skills are going wasted each day, while communities struggle to get back on their feet economically. Using technology, crowdsourcing, an open source platform, and returning “to the basics”, communities can be empowered through education, resources, and collaborative efforts.

(@mpereira)

Spotlight Health

Open network to promote the diffusion of healthcare technologies

Many technologies that reach the market are not adopted after years of costly development. In fact, for healthcare technologies, scientific evidence is not enough to drive adoption; rather, there is an interplay between the technological and social systems that needs to be deeply understood to generate meaningful innovation. This idea aims to fill this gap by creating a collaborative online platform to favor the communication... more »

(@trishaprabhu)

Festival 2

ReThink - An Effective Way to Stop Cyberbullying and Promote Tolerance in Adolescents

Cyberbullying is a silent and deadly pandemic affecting more than 50% of adolescents online today. Victims suffer from long term depression, life-time of anxiety, low self-esteem and 38% who have been repeated cyberbullied, exhibit suicidal tendencies. ReThink is an innovative and transformational technology solution that stops cyberbullying before bullying occurs. ReThink is also a movement to raise awareness about... more »

(@bradley.dewees)

Festival 2

The Growth Mindset Project

A “Growth Mindset,” or the viewpoint that hard work is the primary driver of intelligence, expands the realm of the possible in post-secondary education. This idea proposes to demonstrate how “Growth Mindset” can be taught and shared to benefit our communities.

(@septemberhargrove)

Festival 1

PowerMoves.NOLA: An Idea to Jumpstart the Economy

PowerMoves.NOLA was created address the challenges entrepreneurs of color face when launching, scaling, and charting an exit for their startup ventures. Our mission is to increase the number of venture-backed minority-founded companies, both nationally and in New Orleans. We provide minority entrepreneurs with the access to capital, advisors, and the support they need to be successful. Through our boot camps and power... more »