From Pay-as-You-Go Energy to Micro-Entrepreneurial Kits

 - Jun 14, 2013
It is easy to look at SMS-incorporating social innovations and not acknowledge the ways in which mobile technology is fetishized in the social entrepreneurship field -- and technology more generally. More and more, entrepreneurs are using mobile technology, social media, the Internet and other tech-inclined platforms as a way to provide tackle social problems.

From energy set up on a pay as you go scheme to micro-entrepreneurial kits, these SMS-incorporating social innovations might say something about looking to technology as both a means and a channel for critical insight. A few of the examples featured here are apps and others are more holistic social enterprises that use SMS as simply one way into the problem.