Making a difference through art

27 Nov 2014


The 2013 Prize was won by Elva Lai for her piece, “Family Photo Album: Washing”, a series of photos telling the stories of migrants who came  to Hong Kong from mainland China in the 1960s.

Editors' Choice: Computer role playing game from Japan

27 Oct 2014

A scene from the lay judge simulator shows a defendant in court. The subtitles suggest what a panel member may be deliberating, such as 'I must think carefully because my decisions can change his life.' | OSAKA BAR ASSOCIATION

How to raise money -- lessons from Y-Combinator

22 Oct 2014


Marc Andreessen, Founder of Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway, Founder of SV Angel, and Parker Conrad, Founder of Zenefits, take Q&A on the topic of How to Raise Money, in lecture 9 of How to Start a Startup. Many of these principles will apply to public interest entrepreneurs. Be prepared to answer a prospective donor's question: "What inspired to create this project." The answer should be a personal experience of yours. 

Photo of the Week: Kashgar, China 2014

12 Oct 2014

Uyghurs wait at a bus stop on July 27, 2014 in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygher Autonomous Region, China.

Editors' Choice: The Marshall Project

12 Oct 2014

A story in risk-taking

UNDP Week of Innovative Action

09 Oct 2014

The UNDP publishes a weekly summary of its projects across the globe. It's a good place to go to get your creative juices flowing. 

Lean startup theory 101

09 Oct 2014

One of the animating principle of Justice Labs Startup School is lean startup. As applied to public interest project development it means creating and launching a minimally viable product (MVP) that will allow you to test your assumptions and, if necessary, make one or more pivots. Here is an excellent article describing the basic principles of lean startup theory. 

Jessica Ma on the accelerator experience

06 Oct 2014

Jessica Mah, co-founder of inDinero, shares her experiences participating in Y-Combinator, an early stage startup accelerator. Beyond the financial support and connections accelerators can provide, Mah believes startup founders benefit from meeting and working alongside other entrepreneurs.

What public interest lawyers can learn from Silicon Valley

19 Sep 2014
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