I see that startups seeking social change have both a chance to improve the lives of billions, while also generating profits that cannot be matched by something like building the next Uber for dog walking. Our advancements in computer science have the potential to be bring the private sector into this opportunity for inclusive change, meaning it should no longer be limited to non-profit organisations or government entities.
The more we realise that the Earth's resources are truly not sustainable for future generations, the more attractive change-driven entrepreneurs are. Especially those that venture towards unconventional spaces which can bring us one step closer to curing threatening issues.
Startups with long-term visions, such as trying to democratise renewable energy or attempts to better the technologies of removing greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, seem to be the new hub for innovation. Now more than ever, our need for a sustainable future is calling for commercial companies reach out well-being of society.
there are companies that prefer to target low-hanging fruit, problems that may not be significant but that have a high likelihood of gaining traction quickly. But a few are bucking this trend, instead opting to look at the bigger picture and developing technology that can genuinely solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.