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March 14, 2017

Social Impact Headlines: March 2017

Take a look at these headlines to put more social impact news on your radar, and join us to debate about, question, and share what’s new in social change.

This month's headlines include Fellows on ABC's Shark Tank, taking the stage at TED 2017, and making Fast Company’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies.

At Demo Day, WeWork Gives $600,000 to 14 Startups

WeWork | January 23, 2017
Daquan Oliver '15 took home WeWork’s Demo Day grand prize. The judges were so impressed by Daquan and his organization, WeThrive, they increased the prize amount from $100K to $180K.

TED 2017 Speakers

TED Talks | March 2017
Morgan Dixon 13, Vanessa Garrison '13, and Raj Panjabi '11 will take the stage at TED 2017 among speakers including Serena Williams, Elon Musk, and Jim Yong Kim.

Delicious Cricket Corn Chips Pitched on Shark Tank - Chirps

The Huffington Post | January 31, 2017
Rose Wang '15 and Laura D’Asaro '15 were featured on ABC's Shark Tank and secured a $100K investment from Mark Cuban Companies.

The Most Innovative Companies of 2017

Fast Company | February 2017
Fast Company named Ethos Capital, founded by Ian Monroe '14, and Noora Health, founded by Katy Ashe '15 and Edith Elliott '15, on the 2017 Most Innovative Companies.

Opus12 wins $400,000 Grand Prize

The Roddenberry Prize | February 2017
Etosha Cave '16, Nicholas Flanders '16 and their organization, Opus 12, won The Roddenberry Prize’s Grand Prize of $400K.

Campus Rape’s Toughest Young Attorney is Ready for Trump and DeVos

BuzzFeed | February 9, 2017
BuzzFeed News profiled Laura Dunn '15 for driving a national movement with SurvJustice.

20 Inspiring African Americans Impacting The World Through Social Impact & Social Innovation

Causeartist | February 18, 2017
15 Fellows made this list recognizing inspiring social innovators: Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun '15, Neil Phillips '12, Amina Yamusah '16, Jacob Allen '16, Jessica Johnson '12, Tony Weaver Jr. '16, Jehiel Oliver '15, Cory Greene '16, Risë Wilson '04, Mario Jovan Shaw '15, Jason Terrell '15, Alexandria Lee '14, Quardean Lewis-Allen '16, Donnel Baird '12, and Daquan Oliver '15.

An Open Letter from Social Entrepreneurs to President Trump

Medium | February 9, 2017
Cheryl Dorsey, along with 487 social entrepreneurs and at least 39 other Fellows, signed on to a letter written in response to the Trump administration’s Immigration Executive Order.

2015 Echoing Green Fellow Daquan Oliver pitching at WeWork's Demo Day. Photo courtesy of WeWork.
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