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This Entrepreneurial Solution to Lice Will Surprise You - Lice Clinics of America - #657
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June 29, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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More than a decade in development, Lice Clinics of America has opened 200 clinics in just five years. The company uses a patented technology that uses no chemicals to treat the itchy and highly contagious condition. The secret: hot air. Tune in to the full interview with CEO Claire Roberts to learn more.

Interview with Claire Roberts, the CEO of Lice Clinics of America.

The following is the pre-interview with Claire Roberts. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.

What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?

While it may seem like a benign issue, head lice is the second-most transmittable condition among school aged children (behind the common cold), meaning that most families will have to spend money they might not have on head lice treatment. As OTC treatment becomes less and less effective, Lice Clinics of America offers affordable, one and done treatment so families can get on with their lives. During our Annual Egg Hunt, treatments are free.

Lice Clinics of America®, the world's largest network of urgent care clinics for head lice treatment and providers of leading head lice-removal services and products provides annual "Egg Hunts". This year, the Egg Hunt was held over 2 days, and provided $35,700 worth of free head lice treatment to consumers throughout the country.

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Equity Crowdfunding Brings Greater Equity To Funding - Kendrick Nguyen, Republic - #656
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June 27, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Women and minorities have traditionally been underfunded in the venture community. Two years since the implementation of the Security and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowdfunding, data is beginning to show a shift.

Republic CEO and co-founder, Kendrick Nguyen, observes, “If you look at the number of women founders who represent almost 50/50 of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and the venture capital that goes to women founders is in the single digits in certain years and hovering around 10 11 to 14 percent in some other years which reflects a great inequality. And on our platform today as you know some 45 percent of capital invested on Republic has gone to teams with a women founder.”

With respect to minorities, he says that 30 percent of the capital raised on the Republic crowdfunding platform goes to founding teams that include an African American or Latino founder.

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2IqKeIS.

Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2IqKeIS.

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These 2 Kids Have Helped 30,000 People Find a Place to Volunteer - #654
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June 26, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Max and Jake Klein, now 14, remember being told they were too young to volunteer when they were just seven or eight years old. That frustration ultimately inspired them to launch a matching service to help kids--and adults--find service opportunities.

Recently, Verizon recognized their work with its Service Through STEM Award, which encourages young people to use science, technology, engineering and math to do service. So far, 30,000 people have used the site to find a service opportunity.

What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?

We are a non-profit website that helps connect kids and adults to volunteering opportunities in over 80 markets across the country. We also offer ideas for charitable events you can do on your own. This way kids can make a difference in their communities no matter what their age is. It’s never too early to think about helping others.

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This Filmmaker Uses Her Craft to Bring Attention to Struggles and Potential of Amputees - #653
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June 22, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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CaringCrowd, proudly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, is a sponsor of GoodCrowd.info.

Lindsey Hagen is an executive producer at Stept Studios, where she produces commercials and other short films. Recently, she turned her lens on amputees in Ecuador, where many do not receive the care they need. She successfully raised $10,000 on CaringCrowd for the film.

Now, she’s raising money again using CaringCrowd, for the Range of Motion Project or ROMP, for a pilot program in Guatemala. Be sure to watch the full interview with Lindsey at in the player at the top of this article.

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JP Morgan Chase Foundation to Increase Giving to $1.75B - Janis Bowdler - #653
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June 25, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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JP Morgan Chase Foundation recently announced that it would be increasing it grantmaking to $1.75 billion over the next five years. Much of their philanthropic giving is paired with supportive lending as well, potentially increasing the impact. (Disclosure: I have a small investment in JPM stock.)

Foundation president Janis Bowdler said in our interview (watch the full interview in the player at the top of the article) that the increase in funding is part of a broad corporate strategy to increase equality.

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SoLo Funds Will Disintermediate Payday Lending With Its New App - #652
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June 20, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Travis Holoway and Rodney Williams hit upon a brilliant strategy to disrupt the payday lending business with a tool that would be much more borrower-friendly. That tool is the SoLo Funds app, available from both the App Store and Google Play.

The app lets borrowers set the terms. Remarkably, lenders are generous. That may have something to do with the fact that in the company’s short operating history they’ve seen the same people become both borrowers and lenders. The community they are building can completely change the short-term lending business.

One key to their success is a new credit scoring model the company developed to measure a borrower’s ability to repay a short-term loan according to the terms they propose.

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Inspired By Brother’s Death, Stanford Grad Uses Human-Centered Design To Change World - #651
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June 19, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Durell Coleman wanted to be an inventor since he was a young child. His brother, five years his senior, died from cancer after graduating from high school. Before he did, he challenged his younger brother to make cancer treatments better. That request was seared into Durell’s memory and changed the direction of his life.

Today, the two-time Stanford grad combines his passion for invention with the spirit of his brother’s challenge. He employs human-centered design skills to develop processes, system and technology that improve people’s lives. Watch the full interview in the player at the top of this article.

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This App Saves Lives--Share It With Kids You Love In Utah - Missy Larsen - #649
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June 15, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Teen suicide risk in Utah is multiples of the national average. During the school year just ended, seven students at one Utah high school died at their own hand. The problem isn’t new this year. Many people are working at strategies to end the pattern. One initiative is the SafeUT app.

Utah kids are encouraged to download the app to their phones and to keep it where they can see it in hopes that the constant reminder will get them to use it when they need it--when they’re thinking about harming themselves.

Anecdotal evidence suggests the app is working. One youth, contemplating a suicide attempt, decided to text a last note to a loved one. Upon opening the phone, he saw the app, opened it and engaged with a professional counselor and decided not to harm himself. He’s thriving today.

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If You Haven't Fixed Your Nonprofit Website To Comply With GDPR, Here's How - Amber Hinds - #650
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June 18, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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On May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect. These rules effectively apply to almost every website operated in the world—including your nonprofit or social venture. If you haven’t figured out compliance yet, take a few minutes to read this article to learn how.
Let’s start by pointing out that for a small nonprofit or social venture, failing to comply with the GDPR rules could cost up to 10 million euro, almost $12 million. Just hiring a lawyer to defend a case brought by someone in Europe could wipe out all the funds you plan to spend on your mission for years to come. Have I got your attention now? If you haven’t fixed your site to comply, it’s not too late.
Amber Hinds, the CEO of Road Warrior Creative, works primarily with social entrepreneurs and nonprofits to build websites. Much of her work over the past two years has been preparing for the implementation of GDPR rules. She joined me for a live interview, which you can watch in the player at the top of this article, and provided additional information to help me understand the rules.

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Philippe Cousteau Continues Famous Grandfather Jacques' Environmental Legacy - #648
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June 13, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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The assumption that Philippe Cousteau, 38, had no choice but to follow in the footsteps—er, wake—of his famous, sea-exploring grandfather Jacques Cousteau is wrong. While the younger Cousteau revere’s his grandfather, it was his own experience exploring that connected him to his grandfather’s work.

The senior explorer died in 1997 at the age of 87. By the time the grandson was ready to explore the world, the grandfather was resigned to the role of “elder statesman” rather than intrepid explorer.

An expedition to New Guinea at age 16, with Eugenie Clark, known as the Shark Lady, convinced Philippe Cousteau that there was simply no other way to live.

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