Posts Tagged: civic startups


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How 500 Startups-backed SocialCops gets to the bottom of the pyramid with big data

SocialCops raised US$320,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups to build a tool that allows decision makers to find insightful data on social...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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Pakistan's i2i Accelerator

6 civic-minded startups from Pakistan’s i2i Accelerator are looking to solve real problems

Pakistani startup incubator Invest2Innovate – also known as the i2i Accelerator – graduated its second ever batch earlier this m...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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4 awesome Indian startups hope to change the world, win Google Impact Challenge funding

4 awesome Indian startups hope to change the world, win Google Impact Challenge funding

How can technology positively impact India and the world? That’s the question Google asked Indian non-profit organizations earlier thi...

  • November 4, 2013
  • at 11:46 am
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Pearson, Village Capital Offer $75,000 Funding to Indian ‘Edupreneurs’

Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and Village Capital are putting $75,000 into funding Indian edupreneurs.

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 9:24 pm
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Pasha Launchpad 2013

P@sha Launchpad 2013 Open for Startup Submissions Ahead of Contests in 3 Cities

Later this June in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, startups from Pakistan will be given a chance to showcase and explore their products/serv...

  • June 18, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Social Innovation Camp

WebGeek Taps Software Devs to Answer Social Issues at Social Innovation Camp Manila

Software developers and designers can change the world. Or, at least for WebGeek Philippines, these talents can bring solutions to today...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 8:58 am
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IdeaSpace Gives Seed Funding to 10 Civic-Minded Startups from the Philippines

Philippines-based incubator IdeaSpace recently awarded ten tech startups with funding of PHP 5 million (over US$ 121,000) each. I first loo...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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With Your Second-Hand iPhone and These New Healthcare Apps, Singaporean Seniors Have a Lifeline

“Why build new hardware when the world is full of amazing iPhones and Android devices?” With that idea, one civic-minded startup...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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SI Camp Asia: Initiating Social Change Through Technology [Interview]

I’m a big fan of civic tech startups, or young companies with aspirations to use new technologies for public good. When a friend of mi...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

This startup wants to make Singapore’s rigid, expensive education system accessible and free to everyone

Edusnap wants to make the simple act of asking questions free of charge for all students.

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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This app for reporting civic issues aims to fill the world’s potholes, clean up its litter, and fix its broken streetlights

When I see litter accumulating on a street corner or a pothole in the road, it annoys me, but rarely do anything about it. I have to choose ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

Bill Gates calls for Indian inventors to reinvent the toilet, save lives

A recent UNICEF report on sanitation in India showed that poor sanitation is responsible for the stunting of 62 million children under the a...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 5:25 pm
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Milaap

With $1.1 Million in New Funding, Microlending Platform Milaap Aims to Touch More Lives in India

Microlending and fundraising platform Milaap has secured a $1.1 million funding round led by Jungle Ventures. With the new money in pocket, ...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 11:59 pm
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SI Camp Asia Now Seeking Ideas for Civic Startups, Visits 7 Countries This Summer

We’re a big fan of civic-minded startups here at TechinAsia, though we don’t find that many of them. Thankfully a lot more will be bloss...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Danger Maps

‘Danger Maps’ Invites You to Map China’s Polluted Areas via New Open-Platform Maps

Late last year, I wrote about Danger Maps, a Chinese web service that had tracked and mapped reports of different types of pollution and con...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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SocialCops

Trash-Filled Streets and Potholed Roads? Who Ya Gonna Call? SocialCops!

When faced with a problem or annoyance, it’s sometimes nice (if annoying for others) to vent about it online. For Indian urbanites, th...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Arthur Guinness Fund Hackathon to Hit Singapore in December

We recently spotlighted Social Innovations Camp Asia, an event in Kuala Lumpur that brought together creative people to tackle important soc...

  • November 26, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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