Social Entrepreneurship

Unreasonable Group Galvanizes Social Entrepreneurs To Further Sustainable Development Goals

You know the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Those multiple objectives aimed at alleviating poverty, boosting equality and fighting climate change, all by 2030? It’s kind of a tall order and calls for an all-hands-on-deck response.<p>With that in mind, the Unreasonable Group, in …

Sustainable Development Goals

18 Social Innovation and Social Impact Conferences You Can Attend Each Year

We are excited to put together this list of Social Impact Conferences for all the social do gooders around the world. If we missed an event, please …

San Diego, CA

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Prove Themselves to Investors

Peetachi (Neil) Dejkraisak recently won the annual pitch competition, Chivas Venture. He shared his keys to success.<p>After studying environmental engineering in Australia, Peetachi (Neil) Dejkraisak returned to his homeland of Thailand in hopes of doing something that would change and better his …

Entrepreneurship

FOXY co-founder awarded prestigious international fellowship

Candice Lys is the 54th Canadian fellow, selected after a rigorous process that lasted for more than 3.5 years<p>Candice Lys is the first Ashoka Fellow …

Philanthropy

The Unlikely STEMinist: Software Engineer turned Social Entrepreneur to Raise Computational Thinkers

Betty Gronneberg is the Founder and Executive Director of uCodeGirl, a non-profit organization that creates a pathway to technology careers for teen girls by tapping into their curiosity, skills, and potential. Last month, she spoke on the STEAM track at the 2017 GlobalMindED Conference in Denver, …

Computer Science

CASE Chat: Building a more inclusive social entrepreneurship space with Camelback Ventures' Aaron Walker - CASE

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Kyle Munn<p>This month’s CASE Chat features Aaron Walker, Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures. Camelback Ventures was …

Business School

Refugees are helping others in their situation as social entrepreneurs

While on the run from war, persecution and natural disasters, refugees are actually helping others in their situation. They are creating …

Refugees

The rise of disruption politics and radical social entrepreneurship

Sikhulekile Duma<p>Hundreds of years of dispossession, oppression, and necessary resistance have formed the normalised madness we have come to call …

South Africa

Social Entrepreneurs Use 'Tactical Urbanism' To Create Walkable Communities

How best to help urban communities become more walkable, livable, less car-dependent and, well, more like real communities? That question is at the heart of Street Plans Collaborative, a Miami Beach and New York City-based urban planning, design and research firm.<p>Its answer: To accomplish that goal …

Urban Design

How Project 7's Tyler Merrick Channeled His Inner Willy Wonka To Turn Around His Gum Startup

Tyler Merrick, 39, founded Project 7 eight years ago after learning about social entrepreneurship through a friend. He soon discovered, however, that social entrepreneurship works only when people want to buy the product you’re selling. After Project 7’s gums got booted off the shelves, he …

Willy Wonka

Transforming India Initiative India s 1st of Its Kind Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Programme Launched

‘Transforming India Initiative’ (TII), a unique 2 year social entrepreneurship fellowship programme was launched today by ALC India, a social …

Innovation

This 26-year-old founder explains how to build a successful social enterprise

Generation Z is supporting social causes at an increasing rate. More than 76% are concerned about humanities impact on the world and 60% want their occupation to impact the world. With society gradually becoming more focused on social good, entering the world of social entrepreneurship can be …

Social Enterprise

Lending Pioneer Kiva Hits The One Billion Mark And Launches A Fund For Refugees

, Women@Forbes<p>The co-founders of Mamacitas Cafe train and hire young women in Oakland.<p>In 2015, Shana Lancaster and Renee Geesler applied for a $10,000 loan from Kiva. With the help of 142 lenders, they were able to expand their pop-up concept to open Mamacitas, an Oakland, California cafe known for …

Refugees

Lessons on Scale from Fighting Deforestation in the Amazon

A goal of Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship is understanding how social ventures can move from idea to widespread and …

Business School

Akron Social Entrepreneur To Create Neighborhood-Specific Art, While Working Towards His Mission

Two years ago, artist and branding expert Mac Love co-founded ART x LOVE, a startup in Akron with a short-term and long-term mission. First was doing branding work, as well as public art installations and other art. But that would be the start. Down the line, he had another aim: “We want to help …

Social Enterprise

Will Canada's Underfunded Small Charities Survive?

Last month I spoke at Israel's national nonprofit conference to over 300, mostly small, charities. In talking to them and learning about the …

Innovation

Healthy Popcorn? 12 Year Old Launches Gourmet Vegan Popcorn Company in Chicago

I truly believe entrepreneurship and community economics are the keys to future of the Black community. And when it is our youth getting involved, I …

Popcorn

Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

Tracey Turner | Drew KellySocial entrepreneur Tracey Turner says Kenya today has the same problem with product sales and distribution that plagued …

Stanford University

The ‘Without Me’ mindset

Do Contribute | Social Entrepreneur<p>You can’t change the world on your own<p>When you start a purpose driven business or organisation, it’s naturally all …

Entrepreneurship

Under investigation, SeaWorld subpoenaed for executives' comments on 'Blackfish' doc

SeaWorld has been subpoenaed by two federal agencies for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the impact from the …

U.S. Department of Justice

UP offers free online course on social entrepreneurship

Do want to start your own enterprise that impacts communities?

Social Enterprise

3 Climate-tackling Social Entrepreneurs Recycling Carbon Emissions In Our Air

Earlier this month, President Trump announced his intent to pull the United States out of the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement. Signed by 195 nations in late 2015, this agreement was established to curb global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius to avoid irreversible damage to the …

Climate

When you should seek capital from an impact investor - India Development Review (IDR)

We came together over a Skoll Foundation-funded project a few years ago to explore business models for social entrepreneurs. And the number one …

Social Enterprise

Social entrepreneurs

Inspired by the desire to fight poverty among the youth while rehabilitating the environment in northeastern Brazil, Ms Lillian Silva founded …

Entrepreneurship

3 Reasons Why Portugal is the New Haven for Social Entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs bring their idealism -- and business success -- to life<p>Young social entrepreneurs like Rita Marques are sitting in the eye of a perfect storm in Portugal.<p>For starters, her Lisbon-based company (called Impactrip) is riding the momentum of volunteer travel, or "voluntourism."<p>In …

Social Enterprise

Scaling Pathways: Three Case Studies on Impact Growth in Social Enterprise

What does it take to scale social impact? That’s one of the fundamental questions for social entrepreneurs anywhere. As they seek to create solutions …

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

By Jonathan C. LewisIn accepting responsibility for social entrepreneurship, you and I accept the inescapable tension between two very legitimate …

Social Enterprise

Meet U.S. Embassy Exchange Alumni

Farida, Ahmed and Abdullah are exchange alumni who will answer your questions about applying to study in the United States. Visit the U.S. Embassy …

Education

3 reasons why social enterprises fail — and what we can learn from them

Leticia Gasca, Executive Director at the Failure Institute.<p>When a tech startup fails, it’s inevitably a harsh time for the founder, the employees, …

Entrepreneurship

The Next Government Should Take Note: Social Entrepreneurs Are Building Resilient Communities

As the campaign trail enters its final week, it is worth looking back at the manifestos released by our political parties and reflecting on what this election means for local places and people. The manifestos from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives all examined inequality and there …

Business (UK)