50+ Inspiring Social Start-ups That are Making the World Better
The Charity Experiment is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit that seems to defy typical business norms with founders that have chosen to orient their companies toward making the world a better place. Altruisto has been keeping tabs on start-ups large and small that are determined to make a significant impact.
We've cherry-picked three of our favorites, but we invite you to read the full article, "50+ inspiring social start-ups that are making the world better" by Daniel Wyrzykowski, Sammy Fries, Piotr Cieszyński.
Altruisto.com is a browser extension that allows users to collect money for extremely effective charities while shopping online. It works with 1000+ shops including eBay, Booking.com, Barnes&Noble, Aliexpress, Etsy. For every $4.85 raised for Against Malaria Foundation two people are protected from malaria (via bed nets) and for every $1.19 raised for Schistosomiasis Control Initiative one child gets a year supply of antiparasitic medicine.
HandUp was created to use technology and the power of human relationships to fight poverty and is now part of South Oakland Shelter’s mission to build communities that end homelessness. HandUp’s charitable giving platform provides nonprofits and donors in the community with a new, simple, and direct way to make an impact on poverty.
This company creates meat and dairy products without the use of any animal parts. They're the creators of the "Impossible Burger" a meatless burger that bleeds just like the real thing without any of the cruelty.
"Food is essential for life, yet a virtually unexplored scientific frontier. Impossible Foods lives at the edge of this frontier, investigating the molecular basis of food flavors and textures, learning how the foods we choose affect our planet and our bodies. We’re discovering healthy, sustainable new ingredients from nature. Our brilliant team of curious, creative and collaborative scientists take a fresh look at food and invent new ways to make the meat we crave -- directly from plants." — Impossible Foods