This week in PopTech: Timelines, profiles and small fixes

Reach for the sun

There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.

  • GOOD profiles 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Paul Needham who founded Simpa Networks, which sells high quality solar energy systems on a pay-as-you-go basis to underserved people in emerging markets.
  • Five years later, code-monkey turned singer-songwriter, Jonathan Coulton (PopTech 2006), reflects on "Summer’s Over", the last song he wrote for his Thing a Week project. 
  • Brilliance, a product of 2011 Social Innovation Fellow Krista Donaldson's organization, D-Rev, was featured in The New York Times "Small Fixes" section. 

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