This Week in Social Entrepreneurship: Mashable and Feast on Good focus on the future and DELL looks for ideas to improve global education
  • Join NBCUniversal and Feast on Good collaboratively build the stories we hope to see dominate the news of the future in #REVUP2050. 15 finalists with the most public engagement will be given the opportunity to address The Feast and call attendees to action in October.
  • Impact 8, launched by the MaRS Center for Impact Investing, is designed to fast-track social ventures to a higher stage of investment readiness. This will fill the gap in the existing support infrastructure for social ventures by focusing on the “missing middle.” Apply by July 12 to be part of this eight-week intensive course.
  • Mashable’s 2013 Social Good Summit in New York will take place from September 22nd through the 24th. With the theme #2030NOW, this summit will address where we are trying to go by 2030 and how we can use digital tools to get there.
  • How would you improve education access for primary students across the globe? The DELL Education Challenge is accepting entries until September 23rd for ideas that will revitalize primary K-12 education worldwide. Not only are all applicants automatically entered into the 2014 DELL Social Innovation Challenge, all semi-finalists get at least 4 hours of professional mentoring and winners receive seed funding and a paid trip to pitch their idea.

Shawn D. Ross

I am a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education I write about social, cultural, and personal improvement on the StartSomeGood Blog and SDRinspire. I am also a filmmaker and owner of Giraffe and Penguin Productions, a single daddy of two beautiful children, avid reader, writer, and hat wearer (Not in that picture but believe me, I wear ‘em). I am currently at work on my first feature length documentary. Follow me @shawndross and visit my websites: and


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