What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways?
I would eventually like to start a business, and am looking for inspiration in organisations that operate in the marketplace in conceptually unusual ways.
Examples would be Dave Eggers' Pirate Store/826 Valencia
, which uses a decoy storefront to legitimise a non-profit tutoring centre for kids in a commercial zone; Conflict Kitchen
, which serves cuisine from countries that the US is in conflict with; and The Waffle Shop
, which produces and broadcasts a live-streaming talk show with its customers and operates a changeable storytelling billboard on its roof.
Suggestions in the vein of Superflex
(artists who make economic interventions), and Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company
(Wilco-themed sandwich company) are also welcome.