Ilana’s journey with Twenty One Toys is yet one more example of how social entrepreneurship can stem from something unexpected. It is also a reminder that the key isn’t so much whether people describe themselves as social entrepreneurs as it is their use of business models to solve social problems.
Happy New Year! The start of 2017 gives us the opportunity to reflect and learn from 2016. The past twelve months brought the Trico Charitable Foundation amazing partnerships, new programs, and important insights.
The Trico Charitable Foundation is committed to this program as we believe that by bringing some of the best and brightest examples of social entrepreneurship from around the world to Calgary will help galvanize the local the conversation, bring business opportunities to YYC and, perhaps most importantly, showcase amazing local social ventures and help them gain the insights they need to take their efforts to the next level.
Here are some key insights from the 2016 edition of The World of Social Entrepreneurship.
We were excited to share his views on using Lean Startup thinking to drive social and technical innovation and were honoured to have hosted him on Sept 16th, 2016 as the Keynote Speaker for Social Entrepreneurship Day.
Written by Andrea van Vugt
As a student studying business and social innovation I am intrigued by social entrepreneurship. To me, social entrepreneurship can be described simply as the place where the business and social sectors meet to create meaningful change.
There are a growing number of events connected to social entrepreneurship. Many of them happen in our home city, demonstrating what an incredible hub of activity Calgary is. The Trico Foundation team is pleased to attend many of them and wish we could attend more.