A social startup is a form of existence of a social enterprise. Amd a social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being (or doing social good). It is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders, unlike social startup that cannot deals totally without an enterprise.
Social entrepreneurship is a growing classification of startups that’s bringing many new people into startup culture. Social entrepreneurship is fundamentally the same as entrepreneurship: attempting to fill a need in the marketplace. Where social entrepreneurship differs is in emphasizing an innovative solution to a social problem as a way to make money and create change. Whilethere may be millions of social startup that demoed their product at the ‘SOCAP Innovation Showcase’ were clearly unique and solving some real hard problems
1. Code Club World
Following the example of Code.org in Silicon Valley, Code Club World wants to give every child in the world the chance to learn to code. It provides project materials and a volunteering framework that supports the running of after-school coding clubs.
2. Social Startup Skin Analytics
This smartphone app monitors changes to skin features, initially targeting changes in moles as an early warning system for skin cancer. This turns the smartphone into a data collection device, which gives doctors more information to aid diagnosis.
3. Icelandic Constitution
In a novel use of crowdsourcing, Iceland is redrafting its constitution via the web, allowing citizens the chance to contribute to the document. The Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament, will ratify the findings after two consecutive parliamentary assemblies and one general election.
4. Life Lens
Life Lens is a mobile app that more accurately analyzes blood samples for malaria, a blight that kills more than 3,000 children a day. Its use cuts down on the number of “false positives,” allowing money and resources to be more effectively directed to ill children.