Three of the eight finalists in this month’s ideablob.com competition for the best new business idea are Belmont students offering up social ventures: Noah Curran, Janice Dotti and Megan Lopez. Ideablob.com is where entrepreneurs and small business owners can share and grow their business ideas–and have a chance to win $10,000 towards fulfilling them.
Noah Curran’s Turning Actions into Good is a web-based non-profit charity which revolves around the kindness of strangers. The concept allows anyone to participate in a charity, regardless of financial status.
Janice Dotti wants to create a completely fair trade, completely organic coffeehouse that sponsors social justice causes while taking care of the environment. She will also only use fair trade sugar, tea and cocoa as well as educate consumers on how their buying habits affect the working poor in developing countries.
Megan Lopez presents an idea to create an informational website about how to raise a child naturally. Organic Baby will be a tool for parents to use as a community blog, as well as a resource to buy organic clothing and bedding merchandise and to research the benefits of healthy organic foods, etc.
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