social entrepreneur

This Incubator Has Saved 200,000 Premature Babies

The Embrace Warmer is a cheap infant incubator that creates heat and fights off neonatal hypothermia -- and it's credited with 200,000 babies…

Why Social Entrepreneurship Seems So Much Harder

Launching a startup — commercial or social — requires a herculean effort to scale and sustain. Nonetheless, three key differences make business planning…

Social Entrepreneurs: What’s In a Revenue Stream?

What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using…

TaDah Foods Promotes Eating Good and Doing Good

Five years ago, the company’s founder, John Sorial, set out to create super inventive, high-quality, insanely delicious East Mediterranean cuisine with a purpose.…

Broccoli City Turns Hip-Hop Lovers into Tree-Huggers

With its annual music festival and community-engagement programs, Broccoli City is on a mission to turn hip-hop lovers into tree-huggers.

SXSW: Q&A with Kathryn Finney, Creator of First Accelerator for Black and Latina Tech Founders

Set to open this summer in Atlanta, the Big Innovation Center powered by DigitalUndivided is the first innovation center focused on the success…

From Masai Runaway to Eco-Entrepreneur

Peniel Laizer began his social enterprise while still working for someone else. After three years of work, fueled by a mission to promote…

Founders of Bené Scarves Offer Advice to (Eco)Fashionpreneurs

Bené Scarves is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand that is committed to empowering girls in Ghana through education. Co-founders Michelle Blue and…

Social Enterprises: The Fourth Sector

The social enterprise is the end product of the public, private and social sectors meshing into each other; they are the new “fourth…

Bike Company Launches to Help the Homeless and Developing Countries

Pedal Forward, the makers of an American-made bamboo bicycle, are out to leverage sales to help the homeless find jobs here in the…

Fundraising Made Easy in 4 Steps

Fundraising can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Joanne Sonenshine, founder and CEO of Connective Impact, whittles down the process in…

3 Ways Socially-Conscious Companies Can Win Growth Investment

Wayne Gretzky once said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going…

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy? Don Shaffer, president…

4 Ways to Empower Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Creativity, hard work and the Internet have helped turn young people with radical ideas — from Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook to Brian Chesky…

Q&A: Recent Grad On How Education Can Kickstart a Social Enterprise

A little over a year ago, Adeyemi Adewole, a recent graduate of the Executive Masters in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at Arizona…