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Exchanging e-waste for energy-efficient lighting

A small Indian start-up is addressing proper e-waste disposal by making its clients a great offer: in exchange for their used dead electronic gadgets, people receive energy efficient LED lights for free.

The photo that turned a Pakistani tea seller a star

Sometimes, one moment could change everything. This the story about how the hype around one Pakistani tea seller continues to grow - just because a picture of him went viral.

The Kiezkaufhaus –
the local shopping express

Online shopping with a twist: The Kiezkaufhaus project exclusively offers products from local retailers and delivers faster than Amazon.

Haize: The smart compass for your bike

Cruising the city by bike can spark an amazing feeling of freedom - as long as you don't have to hop on and off your bike to look up directions. But now there’s Haize, a new navigation system that keeps you cycling without limitations.

Modobag: Saddle up your luggage

Modobag is the first motorized suitcase you can ride. Just hop on, step on the gas, and ride off to your destination in style!

Drumi – the pedal-powered washer

This tiny washing machine runs without electricity and takes up almost no space.

Are we sleepwalking straight into another financial crisis?

How fintech could save us from the next financial breakdown.

“It is not about money – it is about people”

Whether in Guatemala, Senegal, Italy or Germany: Around the globe, migrant and low-income communities are supporting each other through self-managed savings and loans groups.

Making the world a better place –
and making money off it.

The start-up community has fundamentally changed in recent years, and innovators interested in earning money while doing good are right on trend. Read about why social entrepreneurs should not be discouraged by old prejudices.

How to use crowdlending to finance your start-up without giving up control

As a (social) enterprise, there are a handful of basic financing options for funding your expansion, and none of them are perfect. One of the most recent trends is crowdlending, which could be very promising for start ups without getting an investor involved.

The Seawater Greenhouse: Eco-friendly farming in the desert

Did you know that large-scale greenhouse agriculture often takes water out of the ground faster than it can be replenished? Not the Seawater Greenhouse: This simple technology allows farmers to irrigate huge crop fields without harming the environment at all but rather helping to restore it.

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