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19 Kickstarter-Funded Social Enterprises

From DIY Battery Manufacturing Kits to Ethical Undies

— July 6, 2013 — Social Good
From DIY battery manufacturing kits to ethical undergarment production, these Kickstarter-funded social enterprises show the connections between viral campaigns that attempt to gain crowdfunding and purpose-driven initiatives as they are working together for marketing purposes.

While not all of these examples are necessarily funded by -- or shall we say through -- Kickstarter itself, which itself spouts to be the "world's largest funding platform for creative projects," the idea is still there. Kickstarter, a U.S.-based company, was founded in 2009 but the replicas of the website continue to come on the scene, some with specific thematic leanings, for example social purpose. Nonetheless, these Kickstarter-funded social enterprises call on the crowd to test whether or not an idea will stick.
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Trash Orchestra Documentaries
Trash Orchestra Documentaries
Landfill Harmonic is a Film About Children and Recycled Instruments
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Developing World Entrepreneur Webisodes
Developing World Entrepreneur Webisodes
‘Young World Innovators’ Follows African Business
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Social Enterprise Exploring Documentaries
Social Enterprise Exploring Documentaries
The Real Value Film by Nothing Underground Has Insight
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Crowdfunding for Social Start-ups
Crowdfunding for Social Start-ups
'33needs' is a Website Helping to Start Companies with Purpose
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Crowdfunding Community Offshoots
Crowdfunding Community Offshoots
CSI's Catalyst is a Platform for Funding Social Projects
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Multi-Colored Eco Sacs
Multi-Colored Eco Sacs
The YU Handcraft 'Mochilas' Bags Features an Array of Beautiful Hues
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Community Funding Platforms
Community Funding Platforms
Smallknot Helps You Invest in Small Businesses in Your Neighborhood
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Social Crowdfunding Platforms
Social Crowdfunding Platforms
The Buzzbnk App Helps Ventures Gather Support and Raise Funds
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Online Urban Activism Platforms
Online Urban Activism Platforms
Brickstarter is a Web Service Connecting Activists and Bureaucracy
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Social Good Entertainment
Social Good Entertainment
Global Good Games Aims to Shift the Video Gaming Paradigm
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Affordable Solar Light Alternatives
Affordable Solar Light Alternatives
WAKAWAKA is an Innovative Lamp for Those Without Electricity
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Health-Promoting Camping Gear
Health-Promoting Camping Gear
Kammok Sells Hammocks to Provide Mosquito Nets in Africa
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Do-Good Reward Products
Do-Good Reward Products
Project Living Well Gets You to Serve Locally, Give Water Globally
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Sustainable Sound Systems
Sustainable Sound Systems
Vers is a Cubed Bluetooth Audio Accessory Company Made out of Wood
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Lit Culture Tablet Cases
Lit Culture Tablet Cases
The Out of Print Ebook Jackets Will Feature Fresh Iconic Novel Covers
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Social Project Shoes
Social Project Shoes
Equal for All Develops Purpose-Driven Initiatives in Paris and Beyond
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Ethical Undergarment Production
Ethical Undergarment Production
Flint and Tinder Produces Locally Made Men's Underwear
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Impact-Driven Tech Accessories Lines
Impact-Driven Tech Accessories Lines
Slate & Stylus Offers iPhone Cases That Benefit Education
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DIY Battery Manufacturing Kits
DIY Battery Manufacturing Kits
The Solar Pocket Factory is Tiny Idea That Shines Bright
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