Social Entrepreneurship

NYTimes writes that “in increasing numbers, high-tech entrepreneurs who grew wealthy during the dot-com boom of the late 1990’s as well as many who didn’t are turning the intense business acumen they once devoted to making money to working for what they see as the global good…These New Age saviors are trying to build water purifiers, manual irrigation pumps, low-cost solar collectors, hearing aids, even highly durable mosquito nets. ”

One that I found interesting (from the point of view of Rural Markets) is “an Idealab venture, called Energy Innovations, which is making inexpensive solar collectors to sell in places needing cost-effective power.”

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