Salon Owner Chelle Neff Talks Scaling, Sustainability and Success

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Green Circle Salons provide the world’s first sustainable salon solution to recover and repurpose beauty waste. Describe where the beauty industry as a whole is regarding sustainability and environmental concerns.

Innovation in Sustainability: From Trash to Textiles

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Monique has been a pioneer in sustainability in the notoriously environmentally unfriendly textile and fashion industry for more than 20 years. We asked Monique about her journey with sustainability and the challenges she’s experienced.

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Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum

Venture Well

Jeremy Faludi's Tools for Design and Sustainability includes a guide to teaching green principles in innovation and entrepreneurship courses. The post Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum appeared first on VentureWell. Early Stage Innovators Faculty sustainable design teaching resources

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

CSR and sustainability can be viewed as new magnets for talent. Why Sustainability in Business Matters. They are committed to sustainability, equality, climate change, peace and justice. They demand sustainable and ethical business practices both as employees and as consumers.

2019’s Top 10 Business Leaders in Sustainability

Impact Hub

The good news is that the movers and shakers of the industry are finally listening to the call of United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and more and more players are now becoming more sustainable in their business approach to contribute to the realization of these goals. .

Ben Franklin Alum Company, Sustainable Composites, In The News!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Sustainable Composites Introduces Recycled Enspire Leather To Market, And La-Z-Boy And Timberland Sign On! Mother nature doesn’t give up her secrets easily,” Fox shared with me from his Sustainable Composites office in Lancaster County, PA. “We

Sustainability will eat the World

Thomas Grota

sustainability investments future private equity venture capital nature enviromentalI always get asked as many other investors: “what’s the next big thing to invest in…?” The standard.

big ideas 2020: a vision for the future of innovation and entrepreneurship

Venture Well

Faculty I&E Ecosystems Assessment Biomedical Engineering inclusive entrepreneurship SustainabilityTo kick off the new year—and new decade—we’d like to draw attention to four big ideas that will be of great importance in 2020 and in years to come.

EO Hosts International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations in Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Entrepreneurs' Organization

On 25–26 June 2019, EO presented a two-day International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations focused on inspiring, educating and connecting business leaders to promote sustainable business practices.

Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation sustainable designE-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve.

Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions

Venture Well

I&E Ecosystems Sustainable Innovation early stage innovator open startup sustainable design waterWe spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.

7 Ways To Live A More Sustainable Life

Impact Hub

What we can do is make daily choices that lead to a more sustainable lifestyle. The call to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” has been used so much that it almost sounds cliche, but it remains an effective approach in leading a sustainable lifestyle. The earth is heating up, and fast!

How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Faculty Sustainable Innovation entrepreneurship higher education innovation open startup STEM sustainable design teaching resources

Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators startup sustainable design waterJulie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity appeared first on VentureWell.

Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College

Venture Well

Faculty sustainable design teaching resourcesWe continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network who are doing good work—faculty members who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring.

Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators startup sustainable designAn innovator’s journey from idea to market can be challenging and complicated—but also rewarding. Our Innovator Spotlight series explores how inventor-entrepreneurs in our network have.

Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Global I&E Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startup waterFor World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems.

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Disrupting Environmental Destruction

TechStars

One shows the state of humanity and the natural world if we continue with “business as usual,” and the other offers a more positive future for both us and the environment if we switch gears and move towards a more sustainable path. Accelerators Sustainability The Nature Conservancy

Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startupsFor Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill. The post Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials appeared first on VentureWell.

How to Give Back Through Your Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Create sustainable giving through social entrepreneurship. You can even create self-sustaining giving. ” Piyush Patel ‘s commitment to sustainable giving and advancing educational opportunities for all has earned him a nomination for EO Global Citizen of the Year.

Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators sustainable design waterDespite ominous data about the harmful impact - and volume - of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue. The post Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution appeared first on VentureWell.

9 Ventures Forming the Future of Fashion

Impact Hub

Slow and sustainable fashion is gaining momentum, and you no longer have to make a choice between style or ethics – you can have both. They audit every single brand that wishes to be stocked with them, to prove their ethical credentials and sustainable practices.

how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators sustainable designFrom using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint. The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell.

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Practical Ways to Integrate Principles of Environmental Responsibility into STEM Courses

Venture Well

Faculty Sustainable Innovation teaching resourcesMany faculty struggle to incorporate environmental responsibility into existing STEM courses. Jeremy Faludi explains how he did it—and how you can, too.

Building a sustainable city involves much more than electric cars

Forward Cities

The post Building a sustainable city involves much more than electric cars appeared first on Forward Cities. Instagram

Show me the money: how entrepreneurial support programs (and organizations) become financially sustainable

Carol Lauffer

Creating financially sustainable Entrepreneurial Support Programs (ESPs) and Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) helps to ensure that they can survive the loss any revenue stream–and continue to serve clients and generate results, whether those are jobs, new business starts, etc. Sustainability is defined as the ability to cover expenses with predictable, reliable sources of funding. To create a sustainable ESP or ESO requires the adoption of 5 best practices.

Why Coworking Will Thrive Post-WeWork

GCUC

Community Coworking Coworking Trends Failure Future of Work SustainabilityI consider it part of my job at GCUC to identify and highlight up-and-coming coworking brands and leaders. In 2011, I called Adam Neumann of WeWork and invited him to come to Austin for the very first GCUC conference.

3 Impactful Stories From Impact Hub Madrid

Impact Hub

Sugaro: a shift towards sustainable catering. The Events Department at Impact Hub Madrid asked us to shift our working methods towards sustainability, recycling and elimination of plastic. #ImpactOnTour ’s next stop this year is Impact Hub Madrid: at the forefront of innovation.

Building bridges towards social cohesion

Impact Hub

BEYOND divides and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) share the same core idea: to address global issues locally and to work in partnership to create shared value. How can we strengthen social cohesion in fragmented environments?

How Amsterdam Collaborates With The Global Impact Hub Network

Impact Hub

Europe Programs SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDGs Social innovation amsterdam challenge programs solution

The NESI Forum Comes To Málaga In April 2019

Impact Hub

Only through this change of vision can we be optimistic in the face of challenges such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Climate Change Agenda.

Keeping It Green In 2019: How To Organize An Eco-Friendly Event

Impact Hub

Until the day when air travel becomes more sustainable, we believe we all must make conscious efforts to offset our climatic impact in light of journeying to meet in person. The Global Gathering.

Is todays office fit for purpose?

GCUC

Community Coworking Coworking Trends SustainabilityOpen concept office spaces are all the rage but you have likely seen the push back on them – they are noisy, they are distracting, they don’t work. But is that true?

Catching a Second Wind

OurCrowd

Sustainability and Transparency. Sustainability is no longer a fringe endeavor for those wanting to save the planet— it is a growing part of retail strategy. Technology is the key to the transition to sustainability.

Press Release: Impact Hub Joins Pact for Impact Summit 2019

Impact Hub

We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks. Events News Press releases SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDGs Social innovation

Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup

How do serial entrepreneurs such as Kevin Systrom and Jack Dorsey sustain themselves while working on a project that doesn’t yet generate cash-flow?

Gust

Unfortunately there is no magic involved here. In the two specific cases you mentioned, one had made money from his previous startups, and the other had paying jobs at Google and Nextstop. Typically serial entrepreneurs are serial because they have successfully exited from Startup One before beginning Startup Two, and they use the first one to fund the second.

USV’s Climate Thesis

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Albert wrote a bit about how USV is investing in the climate/sustainability sector today. The high-level summary is “not very differently than we have and are investing in other sectors” At USV, we like certain businesss models, go to market approaches, and product types and that won’t change as we add climate/sustainability to our focus areas of wellness, knowledge, and capital.

Advancing social and environmental change in Argentina

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

La Escombrera changed the rules of the game and has been successful in promoting sustainable products. To combat this, Surcos Argentinos taught sustainable farming to impoverished families in villages far from the capital.