News and Articles About Social entrepreneurship
Your local community is often the best place to start when looking for funding, but if you cant find anyone suitable to work with, the logical next step is to broaden your search.
Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve.
To get a sense of what it's like starting a socially-conscious startup, we reached out to three founders based at New York City's Center for Social Innovation.
Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars.
As founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid is determined to help women around the world get access to an education. And she's learning a lot along the way.
Rachael Chong is a busy, New York City-based social entrepreneur who has learned that setting priorities and sticking to them is her most critical mission.
With transparency gaining steam, entrepreneurs should consider jumping on the bandwagon. The founders of ethical-fashion startup Zady share advice on how to do so.
To get a sense for what it's like starting up environment-friendly and social ventures today, we reached out to three founders based out of NYC's Green Spaces incubator.
Kenna Zemedkun has launched television shows, carved out his own music genre, created new ways of raising money for the issues he cares about and helped overhaul a social networking site.
Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, our startup of the month is looking to buck the fast-fashion trend for a consumer-conscious model, while also donating a portion of sales to charity.
Your business -- be it small or large -- has the opportunity and responsibility to do good in your community.
Adam Braun set up his mission-driven organization to operate with the efficiency and transparency of a Fortune 500 best-in-class business.
From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
You may have TOMS shoes on your feet and Warby Parker glasses on your face, but this company wants to get into your underwear drawer.
This new class of corporation can help hold your company accountable to its social and environmental goals. Find out how it might also help you increase sales.
Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
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.
Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
At Mashable's Social Good Summit, Melinda Gates stressed the importance of using technology to make the world a better place.
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.
Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
Deciding what social causes to commit your company to means taking a careful look at a few key factors. Here are three to consider.
In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
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.
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