Nonprofit Watsi hopes Kickstarter union will defray healthcare costs for needy, and it's already helped girl in Nepal afford heart surgery after just 8 days of fundraising.
"Though it is the undisputed king of incubators, many Y Combinator alums have failed to make a profit over the years. But now, Watsi, which is hoping to bring a Kickstarter crowdfunding model to health care, is aiming to be its first (intentional) not-for-profit venture. At Y Combinator's 16th Demo Day here today, Watsi showed off its platform, which is trying to be the first global crowdfunding platform for health care." -- Daniel Terdiman, CNET