The earthquake in Chile caught everyone off guard, and left many aid groups stretched and some donors feeling donation fatigue. Huffington Post blogger Chrissie Brodigan discusses donating this time around, and what we've learned from Haiti.
Don't forget that sending money is more important than sending old clothes. And read this list of aid organizations to support.Weekly Impact News
- Excelerate is a Chicago-based bootcamp for start-ups that is driven by proven entrepreneurs and investors. They're looking for people with great ideas to apply for their 10+ week startup incubator program. Includes up to $20K in funding, and access to mentors and investors. Applications are due April 2nd.
- TechStars provides seed funding (up to $18K) and extensive mentorship to startups. About 70 percent of their companies go on to subsequently raise angel or venture funding. Application deadline for the Boulder program is March 22, 2010.
- Y Combinator is now accepting applications for the summer 2010 funding cycle. Get $17K to $20K investment and spend June through August 2010 in the Bay Area. The next deadline is March 3rd.
- HBS Working Paper: Accelerating Innovation In Energy: Insights from Multiple Sectors
- SocialEarth: EB-6: The Proposed Social Entrepreneur Immigration Visa
- New York Times: Do We Really Want the Status Quo on Health Care?
- New York City: Join me on Friday for Think Social, Drink Local, a party and eco-fashion show (and open bar) brought to you by my friend Michelle Wong and other grad students at NYU.
- San Jose: 3rd is CoLABoration 2010, an experiment with Doug Engelbart's idea of "co-evolution" -- bringing together technology leaders with experts in human facilitation and representatives of many disciplines -- all focused on improving collaborative techniques.
- Atlanta: Muhammad Yunus will present the 2010 Goodrich C. White Lecture on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. in Glenn Memorial Auditorium at Emory University.
- Boston: O'Reilly Media introduces Ignite 7 at the New England Research & Development office (NERD) right in Kendall Square, on Thursday March 4. Tickets are free.