Tag Archives: social innovation

This startup uses automated lighting to reduce the risk of elderly falls

Luna Lights is a bright new company founded by Donovan Morrison and Matt Wilcox whilst they both studied engineering degrees at Northwestern University. They are currently rolling out an automated lighting system that utilises cloud based analytics to reduce the risk of falling for the elderly. Luna Lights initially started off as a project in the Design for America programme …

This startup helps businesses quantify their environmental impact

Carbon Analytics was founded by a group of expats from the US, Canada and Australia while doing their Masters degrees at the University of Oxford. Michael Thornton, their¬†CEO, held the Skoll scholarship for social entrepreneurship, and originally came up with the idea during a “business model hackathon” with former co-founder James Tilbury who was studying environmental policy and had a …

If you’re starting a startup: listen. learn. act. pivot.

Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed is the Director of the Social Innovation Lab, Pakistan’s sole incubator providing mentorship and sustainable business practices for startup ideas related to poverty alleviation and rural development. She currently lives in Lahore and holds a LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. What was the dream when setting up The Social Innovation Lab?¬† The dream was to …