Mission Matters: These 5 Companies Are Creating Positive Change

Mission Matters: These 5 Companies Are Creating Positive Change

By Liz Warren

March 1, 2019

Technology has introduced a new wave of charitable opportunities. It’s never been easier to support organizations that are on a mission to change the world for the better — just look at Facebook, which gives users the opportunity to ask for charity contributions in place of a birthday gift.

Similarly, local startups are focused on how their product or service can make the world a better place. The following companies touch on everything from mental health access to public safety.

Talkspace

Mission: Provide more people with convenient access to licensed therapists who can help those in need live a happier and healthier life.

What they do: While many can agree that therapy is crucial for mental health, it can be costly and time-consuming to find a therapist who’s both nearby and insurance-friendly. Talkspace is a platform that makes it easier to check off all of those boxes. It offers a virtual-based service, allowing users to message their therapists on their own time and without making an appointment.

Remesh

Mission: Get public opinion on a service or campaign by engaging with populations in real-time and enabling informed action at the speed of conversation.

What they do: Remesh is a platform that brings together different groups of people to participate in candid discussions about a certain topic — usually to help brands create more helpful products and more meaningful campaigns. A moderator leads a conversation with a number of participants, with a goal of uncovering “Truths” that can provide honest, real-time insight into what can improve the lives of a target audience.

charity: water

Mission: Get public opinion on a service or campaign by engaging with populations in real-time and enabling informed action at the speed of conversation.

What they do: Remesh is a platform that brings together different groups of people to participate in candid discussions about a certain topic — usually to help brands create more helpful products and more meaningful campaigns. A moderator leads a conversation with a number of participants, with a goal of uncovering “Truths” that can provide honest, real-time insight into what can improve the lives of a target audience.

Citizen

Mission: Keep people safe and informed.

What they do: Citizen is an app that alerts users of crimes in real-time. Users input their location and immediately learn of incidents reported to emergency services. Founded in 2015, the startup has raised a total of $13 million to-date and has more than 180,000 active users.

AiCure

Mission: To establish the link between patients, disease and treatment.

What they do: AiCure’s intelligent medical assistant (IMA) monitors patients using a visual recognition platform. It provides pharma and biotech companies with the opportunity to improve health outcomes and increase the likelihood of clinical trial success.