Author: Elena Ginebreda-Frendel

Entrepreneurs Embracing Social Innovation and Other Newsworthy Stories

Tech Ring ring ring…. BANANA PHONE, BANANA PHONE! It’s a real thing! Of course now it’s bluetooth-enabled and can directly contact Siri. No longer will you confuse your food for a phone. I know, I know, that statement was totally bananas. A portion of their sales sales goes directly to Gearing Up 4 Gorillas, to help … read more

Reducing Waste, Bridging the Communication Gap and Other Positive News

Tech In an effort to address the problem of never ending waste from single-use plastic water bottles, a tech company is even infiltrating New York bodegas to help. You buy a reusable water bottle from Reefill and pay $1.99 a month for unlimited access to filtered water in bodegas around the city. The founder came up with … read more

Robot Parents, Robot Notebooks, and More Robotic News

I used to have a ~super secret~ diary that required a code word to get in. It was also the size and weight of a brick. If you still live at home or have very nosy roommates about whom you write a lot of mean things, you need a Lockbook, the “mom-proof” notebook. You also need to not … read more

Hasbro’s Innovation Fix, the Smart Hub War and Other Newsworthy Stories

Enterprise crowdfunding is resonating with people more than ever. Take, for example, Hasbro, who made $5B for the first time in December because of their commitment to innovation. Their head of Design and Development said that they “work hard to ensure that our organization fosters innovation, no matter where it comes [from]“. Enter Indiegogo’s Next Great … read more

Designing a Refrigerator Coffee Table, SuperMeat and More

It’s spring but you wouldn’t know it from looking outside. But it’s still always ok to drink Rosé. And although spring hasn’t quite sprung, our entrepreneurs have been busy this week: Tech I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: getting off of the couch is hard, no matter how hungry or thirsty you … read more