Wonderful business model from Germany. Discovering Hands creates employment opportunities for blind women using their well developed sensory skills to look for breast cancer. Higher detection rates, and turning the effects of visual impairment into a strength. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Inspired Indie’s all about finding ways for businesses where doing the right thing by society is also better for the business. One of the biggest injustices which also leaves the biggest scope for growth for businesses, is the continuing inequality of opportunity and treatment for women at work. At a macro level, nowhere is this more true than in the pursuit of gender equality. IN THE UK, THE GAP CREATED BY GENDER INEQUALITY WILL COST US £150 BILLION IN THE NEXT 9 YEARS! Interesting reading…
Startup weekend in Brisbane, Australia, looks to help indigenous locals start their own businesses. With self-employment at 1/3 the level of non-indigenous, the programme should be welcome. CLICK HERE TO SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
This startup aims to cultivate legit business skills in drug dealers. The founder, Bashaun Brown, is an ex-con who turned his shady business skills to good and is trying to get others to do the same. Funded by a grant for social entrepreneurship, he’s latched onto the need to get sustainable funding for his enterprise. I suspect it costs a lot less than locking someone up who’s more than likely to reoffend on release. See original article …
Entrepreneur sets up Uber-style cab company with female cab drivers for female passengers. See more here.
Incubators *can* be very helpful to get a startup going when done well. This Columbus incubator has taken a slightly different approach and aims to target low to middle income earners and give them a leg up. Really great idea for those who often feel that it’s too expensive for them to be an entrepreneur. Yes, it’s only one part of the cost of starting to do business, but perhaps more could be bundled in? A model to replicate elsewhere? See more here.
Surai Tea in Ottawa sells Syrian tea, employs Syrian refugees to do so, and donates to their resettlements from profits. What a wonderfully coherent and humane idea! See more at http://snip.ly/rcj1c