Fast Forward is deep in planning mode for Accelerate Good Global, the sector-defining tech nonprofit conference comin’ in hot April 3-4 (join us!), but we’re taking a short dance break to bring you the latest and greatest news in tech for good. Curious what we’re particularly excited about? The NY Times recognizes the work of social impact accelerators like Fast Forward, Tarjimly goes native (app, that is), and Fast Forward alumni are on the pod-waves in earbuds all over the world.
Making an App to Make a Difference
Mixtape podcast: Tech’s Concern for the Homeless
On TechCrunch Mixtape pod, Neil Shah, CEO of Concrn, shares the past year’s challenges, and why – in spite of them – he is committed to seeing Concrn’s mission come to fruition, as the organization expands to Oakland.
Growing Number of Tech Tools Aim to Empower Survivors to Report Sexual Assaults
A growing number of tech tools enable survivors of sexual abuse to anonymously report assaults. On NBC Nightly News, Jess Ladd, Founder of Callisto, details how her tech nonprofit is combating sexual abuse.
How One Social Entrepreneur Helps Tenants Fight Black Mold, Cockroaches And Negligent Landlords
From lack of heat to cockroaches, JustFix.nyc played a critical role in helping over 5,000 tenants achieve housing justice in 2018. In Forbes, Co-Founder Georges Clements describes the impact of JustFix.nyc’s work, and what keeps him motivated.
50 Women-Led Startups That Are Crushing Tech
How Blockchains Can Help Create Little Democracies Everywhere
“The very nature of humanity is being challenged by artificial intelligence, and this is a very, very tricky race that we’re fighting against.” Santiago Siri, Co-Founder of Democracy Earth, explores the tools and research lines available to address the impending problem on Unchained podcast.
New Coalition Harnesses ‘Radical Collaboration’ for Community Health
The Community Health Impact Coalition is a five year program igniting “radical collaboration” among international stakeholders to improve on the ground community health. Fast Forward alum Medic Mobile is a part of that coalition.
When Refugees Need Emergency Help With a Language Barrier, this App Connects them to a Translator
VisionSF Spotlight: DREAMers Roadmap
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