Spotlight: Megan Christenson

What drives you? “The opportunity to solve problems that I care about with people who I really respect.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “To me, a social entrepreneur is someone who is not satisfied with the status quo of something and cannot NOT solve it. It’s not a glamorous lifestyle for 99%, but they… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Ayesha Khanna

What drives you? “I want social entrepreneurs  to succeed because they’re working on really hard complex issues, they are so committed, it’s lonely. To me, every day is about the entrepreneurs and what they accomplish in their lives. We need to figure out new solutions.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “Social entrepreneurs are Individuals… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Rebecca Ballard

What drives you? “My faith and a yearning to make this world look more like the world I believe it should be. I have a vision which stems from my desire to promote social justice of how things can be much better in this world.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “Having a product or… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Eric Lavin

What drives you? “Doing the most I can with what I have.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “In essence, social entrepreneurship is any project that – at the core – has the mission to have a positive impact on society. To me, social entrepreneurship has a certain set of integrated metrics that cover its… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Ryan Ross

What drives you? “When I go to bed each night, I want to know the world is a better place because I got up that morning.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “A sustainable venture that is prioritizing intentional social impact, and is measuring and transparently reporting outcomes toward this goal.” Biggest SocEnt trend you… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Amanda Jacobson

What drives you? “Curiosity. Beyond wanting to do good, I am thrilled that just by being in this world I meet so many people, I travel, I see different ways of life and innovations. I think what drives me is the constant pursuit of innovation to meet the needs of those underserved by products and… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Chris Cusack

What drives you? “The opportunity to create novel solutions to address growing problems in our society.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “A social entrepreneur is a person who tackles a problem in society using, in the context of our work at Village Capital, a for-profit, scalable solution.” Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Ian Fisk

What drives you? “Finding ideas that have both social and business value (e.g. the diversity of perspective) and bringing them to scale.” How do you define social entrepreneurship? “I very specifically don’t. Mentor Capital Network works with companies whose social, environmental, and/or cultural mission strengthens their financial margins.” Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Funda Sezgi

What drives you? “Working with people and organizations that share my values around society, and the world. At the same time, I’m disciplining myself not to burn out; I feel I am making a difference and that is a strong driver.” Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years? “It has certainly… Keep Reading

Spotlight: Maew Osataphan

What drives you? Helping the brave and amazing social entrepreneurs out there who are making a difference to sustain and grow their impact. Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years? The social enterprise scene is quite young in Sweden and I am new in it. Sweden has strong state involvement in… Keep Reading