The Social Entrepreneur

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How Chicago Is Quickly Becoming The Social Entrepreneurship Capital In The US

Chicagoans have a sweet spot for social responsibility.<p>One of the most underestimated entrepreneurship hubs in the United States is, without question, Chicago.<p>It gets some love here and there, and has definitely risen in the ranks (both nationally and globally) over the past few years, but in …

Entrepreneurship

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Land Funding

Learn more about the financing sources that are available to social entrepreneurs.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>At one point, nongovernmental organizations and charity groups were the only …

Entrepreneurship

From Swell to Grow, These Startups Are All About Social Impact Capitalism | International Business Times

This week the California startup Swell Investing launched a mobile-friendly investment portfolio service designed to help diverse users invest in …

Startups

How to Get People (Literally) Invested In Your Social Mission: 5 Steps

At the very least, your pitch should seem easier than saving the world.<p>It seemed like a good idea at the time: farming cassava in Mozambique to produce ethanol and bring safe, affordable cooking energy to communities that have traditionally relied on burning coal and other solid fuels, while also …

Sub-Saharan Africa

How to Quit Your Day Job and Start a Social Good Company

Subscription boxes are everywhere and can send us just about anything we want, with monthly delivery options now including birth control, perfume, and cat treats. But not every subscription company is founded purely on the idea of cultivating convenience. If you’ve ever thought about launching a …

Farmers' Markets

Why a charitable jewelry firm was the gem of Dallas' 'Shark Tank with a Heart' at OneUp the Pitch | Entrepreneurs

One hundred grand was up for grabs last week at The Bomb Factory in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district.<p>Brittany Underwood, founder of Akola Project, walked …

At Ramtin Naimi’s Abstract Ventures, investing and philanthropy go hand in hand

At 26 years of age, Ramtin Naimi, has already made a small fortune as a hedge fund investor. Now, the founder of Abstract Ventures, an early-stage venture investment firm, is looking to rethink how early stage deals are done. Specifically, he’s hoping to combine an emphasis on community and …

Venture Capital

For Corporate Social Hypocrisy, See Unilever’s CEO

A multinational boss fancies himself King of the World.<p>The bottom line is that Paul Polman is not focused on the bottom line.<p>Polman is CEO of …

This Is Walmart’s Plan to Do More Business With Women Entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs across the globe could have the opportunity to work with Walmart and eight other Fortune 500 companies, thanks to a new …

Johnson & Johnson

Meet the Entrepreneur in Panama Trying to Build a Sustainable Village from Scratch

On the first episode of VICELAND's new show 'JUNGLETOWN,' we trek into the depths of the Panamanian jungle where dozens of young people are trying to build their own town.<p>Tonight on VICELAND, we're debuting <i>JUNGLETOWN</i>, our new series that follows an American entrepreneur determined to build a …

Sustainability

5 nice ideas compete for $100,000 in Dallas' philanthropic shark tank | Philanthropy

The other contestants of the upcoming event, all alums of the accelerator program, were chosen by a GroundFloor committee. GroundFloor's first …

In Honor of #GivingTuesday, Phillies Charities, Inc. Recognizes 2016 Community Heroes

Dozens of organizations to be honored on Tuesday, December 13 for helping those in need; awarded more than $1.2 million in Phillies Charities, Inc. …

A Social Entrepreneur Making Life in Himalayas Smokeless Again

<b>Who doesn’t appreciate nature?</b><p>It natural for us to want to give something back to the earth and conserve it with our best efforts we can. While the …

Himachal Pradesh

Incentivizing Sustainable Fashion: Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

, Contributor<p>Social entrepreneurs like María Almazán of Spain, pictured above, are piloting solutions for sustainable apparel that show industry-wide potential.<p>An estimated 75 million people are now employed by the apparel industry. It’s a number that has almost quadrupled in the last 15 years. …

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship Giving Back To The Society

Leveraging entrepreneurship for societal benefits leads to massive impact. Nepal may be considered a virgin market compared to its counterparts in …

Entrepreneurship

How Social Entrepreneurs Begin To Measure Impact

<i>This is the first in a series of articles about impact measurement for social entrepreneurs.</i><p>There are two keys to becoming a good social entrepreneur. Intentionality, that is intending to have a positive social impact rather than merely delivering one incidentally, is how you become a social …

Social Entrepreneurship

Searching for Diversity in Startups

You know the stereotype? That all start-ups are founded by young men in their 20s and 30s… Well there may be some truth to it. I recently spoke to …

Diversity

Social Entrepreneurship: Giving Back To The Society

Leveraging entrepreneurship for societal benefits leads to massive impact. Nepal may be considered a virgin market compared to its counterparts in …

Entrepreneurship

Chamath Palihapitiya wants to change the world

How the son of Sri Lankan immigrants grew up poor in Ottawa, became buddies with Mark Zuckerberg, made a fortune at Facebook, and set out to solve the problems of the 99%<p>“The most important thing in my job is to write down what you believe in,” he has said, “and to use money to amplify your moral …

Silicon Valley

Scaling Rapidly, This Social Entrepreneur Provides Clean Water To Many In 3 Countries

CEO Galen Welsch launched Jibu with his father to provide affordable access to clean water to people in three countries where culinary water–where …

Santa Clara

Social Impact Investing Is Attracting New Funds As Well As New Startup Ideas

Jessica Droste Yagan, Chief Executive Officer of Impact Engine. Photo by Andrew Collings<p>If you’re looking for a respite from the daily parade of rancorous headlines and doomsday predictions, might I suggest dipping a toe in the world of social impact investing.<p>I said “yes” to an invite to Impact …

Impact Investing

7 Ways to Make Your Business More Socially Conscious

Adding charity and service to what your company values will pay dividends in the employees you attract and the customers you keep.<p>Being a more socially conscious business will help you in more ways than merely receiving a tax deduction for your charitable donations.<p>Research has proven again and …

Small Business

Why Ben And Jerry’s CEO Pushes His Company To Merge Ice Cream And Social Justice

Jostein Solheim says: “Our whole motto is how we can positively impact society.”<p>When Ben and Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim made the decision last spring to launch Empower Mint, a new ice-cream flavor, in North Carolina, it was a political move. The company wanted to raise awareness about racially …

Ring raises $109M to help build safer neighbourhoods, sights still set on IPO

Video doorbell and connected security device startup Ring has raised $109 million in a Series D round, following its $61.2 million raise last year, when it also launched its Ring Pro smart doorbell. This time around, the new funding follows quickly on the heels of its launch of its connected video …

Startups

Helping Philanthropy Be More Realistic About The Risks Inherent In Its Mission

Many nonprofits shy away from discussing chances that things could go catastrophically wrong for them for fear of scaring donors. But The Commons wants to get those discussions out in the open.<p>Several years ago, Worldreader, a group that shares digital books through various apps to increase …

Raising money for civic projects raises questions about democracy

Arlington County parks officials thought a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a new urban garden plot accessible to people with disabilities would be as popular as homegrown tomatoes on a summer’s day.<p>They launched a campaign March 31, seeking $10,000 to pay for four customized A-frames, site …

Startups
Artificial Intelligence

5 Reasons Why Sustainability and Social Issues Attract Customers

Consumers want to feel good about the companies they buy from. What's your company doing to help that happen?<p>Informed consumers want more than the latest fashions, technologies and entertainment options: They are also concerned about environmental issues, fair trade and social equality. And they …

Marketing

8 Reasons Why Being Socially Responsible Is Good For Business

Find out why you don't have to be a nonprofit business to help society and build an engaged team culture. Here is how to change the world without donations.<p>Businesses are finding that being socially responsible can be great for the bottom line, as well as good for employee morale.<p>Of course, a …

Small Business