News and Articles About Social entrepreneurship

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
Kate Taylor
This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors
Impact Investing

This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors

The TriLinc Global Impact Fund looks for established social enterprises in stable emerging markets that are ripe for growth capital.
Jessica Pothering
How These Vet Entrepreneurs Are Bridging America's Civilian-Military Divide
Veterans Day

How These Vet Entrepreneurs Are Bridging America's Civilian-Military Divide

Sword & Plough founder Emily N??ez Cavness and Pinterest exec Don Faul illustrate how military experience can translate into dynamic careers in the civilian sector.
Geoff Weiss
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For Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries to Succeed, They Need This
Success Strategies

For Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries to Succeed, They Need This

Just like entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley, founders in developing countries need one important element to thrive.
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown
Want to Protect Your Social Mission? Become a Benefit Corporation.
Benefit Corporation

Want to Protect Your Social Mission? Become a Benefit Corporation.

By incorporating as a benefit corporation, entrepreneurs can protect their mission by elevating their company's core social and environmental values to the status of law.
Ryan Honeyman
3 Lessons for Every Business From an Olympian
Social entrepreneurship

3 Lessons for Every Business From an Olympian

The drive to do something worthwhile is the most important motive an entrepreneur can have.
Mark Burns
Microloan Startup Brings Banking to the 'Unbanked'
Impact Investing

Microloan Startup Brings Banking to the 'Unbanked'

Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.
Jessica Pothering
A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change
Impact Investing

A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

In partnership with the Case Foundation, we kick off a weekly series profiling entrepreneurs who are pioneering social change, as well as the investors who are backing their ambitious efforts.
Jean Case
Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.
Catherine Clifford
You Must Do Good For Your Brand to Do Well With Millennials
Cause marketing

You Must Do Good For Your Brand to Do Well With Millennials

The preference of young consumers for products linked to charities they support is so strong it is altering marketing strategies.
Christie Garton
How the Ice Bucket Challenge Exemplifies Viral-Marketing Serendipity
Marketing

How the Ice Bucket Challenge Exemplifies Viral-Marketing Serendipity

No one knew daring people to dump cold water on each other would go viral, so don't be afraid to try your crazy marketing idea.
Robert Tuchman
One Place Entrepreneurs Should Be Allocating Their Marketing Budget But Aren't
Marketing Strategies

One Place Entrepreneurs Should Be Allocating Their Marketing Budget But Aren't

For a number of reasons, founders and executives should be putting more of their marketing dollars in this underserved area.
Punit Dhillon
Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?
Business Unusual

Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?

These businesses are borrowing tricks from social entrepreneurs to break into the commodities market.
Neil Parmar
2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition
Social entrepreneurship

2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition

What if companies benefited employees, customers and communities alike and made shareholders better off?
Peter S. Cohan