Moving Past Add-ons and Division: Social x Entrepreneurship

What we need is a formula that recognizes the core elements of social entrepreneurship, moves us past the mentality of the simple ‘add on’, and celebrates the exponential power of social entrepreneurship when the core elements are truly blended into a mutual and synergistic whole.

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We see the value of social + financial.

At its core, social entrepreneurship uses markets and new ideas to solve social problems. Regardless of whether it’s an individual or an organization, regardless of their choice of incorporation- non-profit or for-profit, these elements are the driving force.

We support social entrepreneurship.

We are a private foundation that believes in supporting social entrepreneurship through programmatic, grant making, and partnership approaches. We take a systems view to every decision we make and foster social entrepreneurship by supporting the ecosystem and providing social entrepreneurs with capacity building resources.

We are entrepreneurial.

We believe in making social entrepreneurship mainstream. We know we can’t do it alone. Which is why we don’t just fund organizations; we work with them and learn with them to move the sector forward, taking risks along the way.
Summer Job Will Pay YYC Student to Work on Their Social Enterprise: Apply Now

Summer Job Will Pay YYC Student to Work on Their Social Enterprise: Apply Now

“This program represents a ‘summer of opportunity and social impact’, for the student and the Trico Foundation”, said Overall. “The student will be able to move their venture forward while generating additional income and plugging into our support services, network activities and events; and we get another bird’s eye view on what is needed to take promising social enterprises to the next level. It’s a real win-win.”

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Social Entrepreneurship with a Clear Vision

Social Entrepreneurship with a Clear Vision

NOTE: This article was originally published on Carleton Stories and has been cross-posted with permission.

Written by: Dan Rubinstein
Photos by: Chris Roussakis

Babur Jahid, a third-year Biology and Health Sciences student at Carleton, has a clear vision for the road ahead. After graduating, he plans to follow his passion for medicine to Harvard and complete the MD/MBA program. Then he’ll return to his native Afghanistan and work with the government to make health care more accessible.

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