Startups are contributing to an age-old goal of progression.

The growth of startups has increased tremendously in the last decade. Heck, even in the last two years. Startups aid in making life easier and creating advancements, but those are not their only benefits. One of their biggest upsides is impacting human progression. Globally.

Traditionally, technology is meant to save time and help you be productive to previously unfathomable extents but what happens behind the scenes has even greater impact. Portals, such as Fiverr, have given its users an incubator to hone their talents, and in some cases, make those talents their primary source of income. In so many regions of the world, people are unable to live up to their potential due to lack of opportunity, but in this web-based world, those opportunities are much easier to find.

Here’s how tech startups are helping the world grow:

Income. Let’s start with the most apparent of reasons: people work for their money, which could be from their 9-to-5’s or even their 5-to-midnight’s. Skill-based communities allow people to make a little extra cash, or in some parts of the world, put food on the table. In a few cases, these communities are allowing their members to earn more than the average income in their country. This creates both a talented and happy workforce in any part of the world.

Expansion. With more money comes more growth. Bringing in funds from outside of the country aids greater development and attention from the world. For example, in Estonia, the startup revolution that started some 5 years ago has spurred investments in an industry that was unbeknownst to most in the region. A mere 24 years ago, this small Eastern European country broke apart from the Soviet Union and started from scratch. Literally. Wise decisions and technology then gave birth to global success stories, such as Kazaa and Skype, further boosting the country to be the world leader in e-governance and cyber security.

Population Increase. Now, let’s be clear, startups obviously don’t make babies, but they do foster a stable economy, which allows for achievement of items higher on our hierarchy of needs. As such, diversity was on the rise after World War II. With peace and a more stable economy, America was blessed with a very “fertile” landscape. When the men came home from overseas and the economy was booming, so were babies, hence the “baby boomers.” A larger population leads to greater diversity, thus, advanced innovation, just as the case in the 1970’s to the 1990’s – the most productive years of the boomer generation – when the country saw great advancements, especially in the field of technology.

Education. With a rising population, educating the masses is key. A major component of a civilized and progressive society is more paths for education and being a productive cog in the machine of society. Most every school has its core subjects, but when you have those select few schools with specialized courses developed by thought leaders, students are exposed to more culturally-relevant subjects, such as, but not limited to, the business of music, sports technology and software testing.

Quality of Life. Now, when these extraordinary characteristics come together in a melting pot, it results in the most ideal of situations. Being able to control your financial future, give your family a comfortable life and help the community succeed, our intrinsic response is a feeling of accomplishment and peace – the ultimate high.