If you learned, that for just a couple of bucks and the click of a mouse, you could help fund a $1,200 surgical procedure for a little girl in Ethiopia, would you do it? Watsi, a crowdfunding platform designed to help fund medical treatments for people in need, recently became the FIRST nonprofit accepted into American seed accelerator Y Combinator.
The Accelerator Startups – liateR in the Spotlight. For a seed stage startup in Greece, attracting international attention is an ambitious undertaking. It takes both a very strong product or service and a huge amount of communicative effort to engage the right people around in the world. Read more: http://www.metavallon.org/the-accelerator-startups-liater-in-the-spotlight/
Sowing the Seeds of Compassion in YOUR Kids. Guest blogger, Kala Shah, is a non-profit and philanthropic consultant and mom to 3 young boys, who was inspired by Go Inspire Go (GIG) and Toan Lam to launch the GIG Community Heroes Club at Sun Valley Elementary in San Rafael, Calif.
As you know, 1P1E plans to donate 10% of our profits to four charities that inspire good. Last week, we told you about Peace First. Click through to learn more about the second organization, Seeds of Peace, which empowers young people to inspire and create change!
Catalyzer is a Startup commune offering pre-seed funding, mentorship driven accelerator program, experiential learning, networking with industry leaders and prospective investors. We invite founders working in Technology (mobile, internet, Saas, etc), Non-technology (Education, Healthcare, Environment, Media, etc) and Social enterprises creating social capital (for-profit & non-profit in India).
LaunchHouse - @lnchhouse - is a lean new public-private partnership that fosters entrepreneurial success and job creation through seed capital, education and innovation. This Northeast Ohio organization connects new entrepreneurs with proven business leaders in a grassroots, for-profit model that can be successfully replicated nationwide.
Y Combinator Started in March 2005Y Combinatoris an American seed accelerator founded by Paul Graham Robert Morris Trevor Blackwell and Jessica Livingston. Y Combinator provides seed money advice and connections at two three-month programs per year. In exchange Y Combinator takes about 6 percent of the companys equity.The program includes weekly dinners where guests speak to founders and office hours where founders can meet individually with Y Combinator partners for advice. Y Combinator…