While today's trends and inventions often deemed narcissistic (think the selfie stick), an interest in making the world a better place is also driving innovation.
Yoobi, a Los Angeles-based school supplies company, falls in this camp. The startup connects customers to a mission to provide supplies to classrooms in need. Every purchase results in a donation.
In the company's first year in business, co-founder and CEO Ido Leffler says Yoobi has sales of $20 million and has been able to provide more than 1 million children with free school supplies.
The concept isn't new, Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to someone in need for each pair purchased. The shoe company Toms also has a buy one, give one business model.