What are the 7 startups that are changing the world? We know you may not have these at your fingertips and that's why we are going to list them below. These start-ups aren't just tech-based but most of them are dealing in some of the not so obvious industries. You will be surprised how these startups are changing lives across the world.

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1. Exo

Ever eaten a snack bar made from crickets? If you haven't, then Exo is the place to be. This was co-founded by Gabi and Greg to make snacks from crickets, which are eaten around the world to provide protein. In the process, they are changing the world. After all, raising crickets is more efficient than cattle. It requires less food, water, and space to raise.When eaten, insects are perhaps the best way of reducing the impact on the environment of the meat-eating populations in North America.

2. Sseko Designs

This startup was featured in Shark Tank, a popular TV show. Its success emanates from the fact that its founders believe in giving back to the world. The company has set for itself the objective to eradicate the cycle of poverty and provide women with equal opportunity. They start by engaging women in work for the company. Once the women have completed their tasks, Sseko goes out of its way to fund their education. So far, Sseko has put on the market many products. The most popular is an interchangeable ribbons sandal you can wear as shoes when need be.

3. Forex Game

There are many ways to go about forex trading for beginners but the best is using this trading app. Using this app, you will be able to simulate the forex trading process. When you finally start trading, you will do it like a pro. If you have ever wanted to know how to do day trading, this is what you should go for. In the end, you won't be like the new investors who do not know their way around trading forex.

4. Global Thermostat

This startup was established in 2010 to try and reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. It was founded by Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger to create a safe future where the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere will be safer. After the CO2 is harvested, it is turned into carbon-fiber building materials. In the end, Global Thermostat hopes to reduce the increase in global temperatures to less than 1.5 degrees. Apart from that, they are mineralizing sea water using CO2 from the air.

5. Airbnb

Airbnb is basically a website that makes it possible for people with extra space to rent it to travelers who need it. This startup has turned the hotel industry on its head, literally. The company has grown in leaps and bounds and has operations in most parts of the world. Although it faced a few issues when it was starting out, Airbnb has top-notch customer service and ensures that the hosts are protected. It makes it easier for travelers to find accommodation and for hosts to earn some cash.

6. Instagram

This photo sharing app is popular among social media users for the ease with which it allows them to post pictures from daily life events. From its initial 50 million users, the app's popularity has grown over the years. Since it was bought by Facebook, it has become a go-to app for people looking to tell the world what they have been up to. For sure, social media is richer thanks to Instagram.

7. Virtual Trading

Undoubtedly, the best way to treat forex trading for beginners is to make it high-tech. Virtual Trading is an app on which you can simulate your trading before risking your money. But why is that important? The app simulates real-world trading scenarios which involve both losses and gains. Thus, you will be able to tell the scenarios that would put you at the highest risk and avoid them. It is not the same as trading thousands of dollars and losing them. Before you get deeply involved in forex trading, this app will go a long way.

What's your idea of startups that are changing the world? They don't have to be listed here to be making an impact. In today's fast-changing world, these could be in their thousands.