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So You Think You Can Be a Social Entrepreneur? Reality TV Meets the Impact Economy

A social enterprise version of The Apprentice could promote good work, but will it be too superficial?

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Vote for the Best Solutions to Reinvent Fast Food in Yoxi's Social Issue Competition

Six teams are trying to solve the fast food dilemma. And today you can vote on which idea is best.

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What's the best way to increase the number of cyclists in urban areas? Should there be a city-wide awareness campaign to help bikes and cars get along? A foursquare-like app that made it easier to find out who you know is biking and where? How about a bike pool, where you can meet like-minded riders? Or maybe Zipcar should get in the bike-sharing business?

These are the four ideas presented by four teams over at Yoxi, the social change game where the people choose which idea becomes a reality. And now it's your turn: Head over to Yoxi, watch and rate each video outlining each concept. Then campaign for your favorite and you could help get it funded: One winning idea will get $5000 to give to a charity and help make their concept a reality. But hurry, voting ends tonight at 11:59pm. Follow Yoxi_mothership to find out which idea wins!

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Last week we told you about a very cool project named Yoxi (that's YO-see), where four teams are currently competing in a social innovation game. The challenge set before them? Create an initiative to increase the number of cyclists on the streets of urban areas. The four teams—!ola, schoolhousehello, Team One, and Urban Futurists—have each all been busy making short videos that sell their ideas to get more urban bikers on the road.

Now here's your chance to help them. Before Friday at midnight, visit the Yoxi site where you'll see two videos made by each team, each proposing a smart new idea to increase urban cycling. The ideas range from bike-sharing programs, to smarter awareness campaigns, to a bike-pooling plan, to a social-media game like a foursquare for bikers—and they're all really good, but only one idea can win. Rate your favorite, give feedback to the teams, and stay tuned to see which four ideas will advance to the next—and final—round.

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