Funding winning social enterprise ideas in chocolate, points, and poop

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Three “social enterprises” from the first cohort of the Hub’s Accelerator Program, Hub Ventures, have been selected by their peers to receive $75,000 each in seed funding.  “Social enterprises” consider impact on people and planet along with the creation of profit as markers of business success. The winning and world-saving use chocolate, points, and poop (yes, poop!)

San + CO converts human waste into electricity, providing solutions for sanitation and off-the-grid electricity for some of the 93 slum dwellers in India. Founded by Swapnil Chaturvedi.

Cloud Currencies is a web-based Cause Marketing & Open-Loop Loyalty Marketing Platform that increases earns donations for non-profits while increasing spending at local merchants. Founded by Jon Underwood.

The Hoop Fund uses crowd-funding promote the production and sales of fair trade and sustainable products.  “Kiva + Groupon” the Hoop allows conscious consumers to buy their fair trade chocolate and fund it too. Founded by Patrick Donohue.