Sprinkle these 'do good' moments throughout the week, then multiply that figure by the many thousands of registered users comprising the network, and suddenly you're dealing with an enormously effective movement.
Inveterate entrepreneur Jacob Colker has pioneered a new form of activism based on the busy daily routines of today’s youth. Building on the benefits of crowdsourcing, Colker’s model allows anyone with a few spare minutes and a smartphone
to work for a worthy cause. More than 800,000 volunteers have now signed up for micro-volunteering.<br><br>Colker is still involved with his original project (skillsforchange.com) but he is now Chief Marketing Officer for
Lighter Capital, which assists software and technology entrepreneurs to build start-ups. He is also a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington, based in Seattle. Among his other achievements, Colker co-founded
an innovation hub, Impact Hub Seattle, which brings together a wide range of people with new ideas, promoting collaboration and creativity.<br><br>Colker rejects the idea that years of experience are the best preparation
for hatching good ideas. “I honestly think some of the most innovative people are in their early twenties, so it’s not all about experience. The world-changing companies were founded by people when they were 19 – [Mark] Zuckerberg
and [Bill] Gates. The best advice for a young person to get started is walk out of your door and start doing. If you see a problem, fix it.”