Social Entrepreneurs

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Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators
Starting a Business

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
Rachel Solomon
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers
Marketing

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
Catherine Clifford
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else
Growth Strategies

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
Catherine Clifford
For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business model comes first.
Catherine Clifford
How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back
Growth Strategies

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

At CGI, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie responds to his critics, discusses his newest production facility in Haiti and explains why he feels like an entrepreneur again.
Neil Parmar
Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections
Technology

Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

At Mashable's Social Good Summit, Melinda Gates stressed the importance of using technology to make the world a better place.
Andrea Huspeni
Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge
Starting a Business

Clinton Global Initiative Kicks Off With a High-Stakes Startup Challenge

The stakes for this year's Hult Prize challengers has never been higher, as they gear up for battle at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
Neil Parmar
What Surprised Me Most As a Social Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

What Surprised Me Most As a Social Entrepreneur

Starting a social enterprise isn't about making sacrifices or doing something extra. It's doing things better in the interest of being more successful.
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown
When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?
Leadership

When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

Deciding what social causes to commit your company to means taking a careful look at a few key factors. Here are three to consider.
Punit Arora
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How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion
Starting a Business

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
Andrea Huspeni
Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail
Entrepreneurs

Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of living the life you want, not what others expect of you.
Andrea Huspeni
How to Get Entourage's Adrian Grenier to Tout Your Social Venture? Give Him Something to Believe in
Starting a Business

How to Get Entourage's Adrian Grenier to Tout Your Social Venture? Give Him Something to Believe in

At this year's Nexus Global Youth Summit, a panel of Hollywood heavyweights provided the skinny on how to get a celeb's endorsement.
Andrea Huspeni
How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy
Entrepreneurs

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
Lambeth Hochwald
Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator
Starting a Business

Unreasonable at Sea Mentor Cathy Rodgers Distills Her View of the Aquatic Accelerator

With the radical Unreasonable at Sea experiment docked, we asked one of the mentors on board to weigh in on the program.
Kristin Luna