Spotlight: Maria Petersen

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What drives you?

The social aspect of my work is a huge motivation, working with conventional startups just wouldn’t be the same. I couldn’t imagine having a job, that didn’t have some sort of social purpose.

Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years?

Social entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular. With every round we receive more applications for our Social Startup Program. There is great demand to create jobs for marginalized communities in Denmark, social entrepreneurs provide them.

Currently reading

Liberty, by Jakob Ejersbo


“I have a humanistic background in Religious and Middle Eastern studies. At the Danish Refugee Council, I worked with children’s rights in Myanmar and community driven development in the third world. In June 2014 I joined Den Sociale Kapitalfond.”





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