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Reviewed By Product Expert and Coach
 
Elizabeth Hogue
 
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July 17, 2024
 

What's a Social Impact Tech Company?

Social Impact Companies are focused on building businesses that work towards creating a better society. They focus on solving problems in areas as small as local communities and as large as global issues. Some common social impact companies include things like making mental health care more accessible, or helping job seekers up-skill to get better jobs.

While Social Impact Companies can span a ton of different industries, there are a few that stand out. Healthcare, education, and environment are three of the top industries.

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Common Social Impact Industries & Examples

While Social Impact Companies can span a ton of different industries, there are a few that stand out. Healthcare, education, and environment are three of the top industries.

An example of a healthcare social impact company would be a company like Bright Health, that makes learning about and selecting affordable insurance policies more simple. Their company mission is broad, with " improve healthcare." We hope it works!

An education social impact company example might be Academia.edu, which puts research papers online and therefore makes scientific knowledge more accessible to all, for free. Their mission is to "accelerate the world's research." Sounds dreamy. We'd like to plug ourselves here at Bridged as well-- we want to help more people get high-paying careers by breaking down the gates around tech jobs.

Environmental social impact companies are in abundance. It's hard to have a company focusing on the environment, and not have it do societal good! Think about all the companies anchored around "carbon-neutral," and there's a big part. One of our all-time favorite examples of a Climatech social impact company is ZeroAvia. ZeroAvia is a company that replaces standard plane engines with hydrogen-electric powertrains. Essentially making flying carbon-neurtal-- a huge plus for those of us who love to work remotely!

Do Social Impact Companies Hire Remotely?

Short answer: absolutely! Social Impact Companies often focus on hiring all kinds of tech jobs. If you're motivated by doing social good, we recommend picking a career path based on your current strengths, learning the additional skills, then targeting your outreach to remote-first companies. We've compiled a few of our favorites below.

Common Remote Roles at Social Impact Companies

Most Social Impact Companies are also tech companies, and therefore hire technical roles. If that seems overwhelming, never fear! We're here to help. Browse popular career paths here, or try our job matcher to see what we'd recommend!

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Our Favorite Social Impact Companies Hiring Remotely

Social Impact Companies in the Healthcare Industry

Bright Health

Bright Health is working towards the future of healthcare by integrating finance, care, and technology to create a better healthcare experience for users. Their product is a user-centric, technology platform that connects consumers, payers, and providers with the common purpose of lowering healthcare costs.

They're Hiring! There are currently 81 open remote roles!

Benchling

Benchling helps scientists accelerate the full research and development (r&d) lifecycle with a trusted and open cloud platform that consists of data, collaboration, and insights. Over 200,000 scientists across Fortune 500 companies, startups, and renowned academic institutions are building on Benchling.

They're Hiring! There are currently 28 open remote roles!

Social Impact Companies in the Education Industry

Panorama Education

Panorama Education is a helping teachers understand how their students are doing across their studies, attendance, behavior, and social-emotional learning. It also creates individualized plans of action to support each student's unique needs and circumstances to make education more accessible for all.

They're Hiring! There are currently 26 open remote roles!

Course Hero

Course Hero supports students on their unique learning journey as they seek help and resources to better understand their coursework, prepare for exams, learn and remember. They help students of all levels ace their classes by providing more than 100 million study materials and 24/7 online tutoring for all levels.

They're Hiring! There are currently 19 open remote roles!

Social Impact Companies in the Environmental Industry

Enervee

Enervee has created a marketplace of energy-efficient products, and tracks down local rebates to help their customers buy the most affordable AND efficient option. Their goal is to make it so that people do not have to choose between the sustainable and the affordable options.

They're Hiring! There are currently 2 open remote roles!

Wunder

Wunder converts simple warehouses into electrified industrial platforms that harness solar to power some of the nation's leading commercial and industrial companies. Wunder makes installing solar power seamless for companies of all sizes, and therefore enables a more sustainable future.

They're Hiring! There are currently 5 open remote roles!

Where to Find the Best Social Impact Tech Companies

Lucky for us all, there are new Social Impact Tech Companies popping up every day. We like to look at BuiltIn for the latest and coolest. They also show open jobs!

Finding the best social impact tech companies can be a challenge, but it's also an exciting opportunity to discover organizations that are making a positive difference in the world. There are many sources to explore, including industry events, online directories, and social media platforms. We love following events such as the SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) conference to identify up-and-coming companies in the space. If you're fortunate enough to attend, it can also be a great way to meet and connect with companies to learn more about their innovative solutions.

Online directories such as Good.Co, B Corp, and Impact Makers can also be valuable resources for finding and researching social impact tech companies. With so many resources available, finding the best and newest social impact tech companies has never been easier.

Job Hunting at Social Impact Tech Companies

We recommend spending some time thinking about what you'd like to get out of a remote job. What aspects about remote jobs are important to you. If you plan to travel, we recommend prioritizing jobs that do not have a lot of meetings so you aren't dealing with timezone changes. If you're working from home for personal reasons, this may not be a problem. But think about it.

Next, we recommend researching jobs that align with your skills and experiences. We've made it easy here at bridged to browse common jobs that cool companies have. After you've picked a job, we recommend using our free career coaching platform to keep track of your progress in establishing skills.

Some Great Questions When Job Hunting:

  • Do I mind being in a lot of meetings?
  • Do I truly want to be "remote," or have the option of an office/hybrid?
  • What are my motivations for switching to a remote job?

Or Try the Bridged Job Matcher

Social impact tech companies are playing an increasingly important role in driving positive change and solving some of the world's most pressing challenges. From improving access to education and healthcare, to reducing waste and promoting sustainability, these companies are using technology to create innovative solutions that benefit people and the planet. You can be a part of their story by exploring sources such as industry events, online directories.

Here at Bridged we are huge fans of meticulously planning and stacking micro-certifications to achieve desired career results. We're building a product to make your career planning fun and affordable, and we'd love to talk to YOU! Was this article helpful? Did you find your dream social impact company?

Let us know at hello@getbridged.co

WRITTEN BY
Elizabeth Hogue
Bridged Cofounder & Product Coach
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