The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual selection of leading “Technology Pioneers” includes start-up companies making amazing strides and doing real good in the world. Some actually help the blind see and the lame walk. Others bring electrical power, medicine or technology to the world’s poorest people or solve pressing technological or manufacturing problems. Diverse humanitarian goals drive many of these innovative firms. D-Rev CEO Krista Donaldson explains, “We believe the best way to end poverty is to design effective technologies that enable people to improve their own lives.” Her philosophy reflects the mind-sets of many of the designated inventors and forward thinkers. getAbstract recommends this inspiring report to entrepreneurs, tech investors, tech inventors, anyone interested in ingenuity or innovation and those seeking to put their skills to work helping others in the real world.
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