Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship uses markets and new ideas to solve social problems.

Social Entrepreneurship = Social x Entrepreneurship

A social enterprise is any organization or business that uses market-oriented production and sale of goods and/or services to solve a social problem.

Social innovation is any new idea, incremental or transformative, that seeks to solve a social challenge.

The dictionary says social entrepreneurship is a noun, we see it as a verb.  It is the practice of responding to market failures with innovations aimed at solving social challenges.

 

Social Entrepreneurship Spectrum

Care. Do.

Learn. Share.

Are you a social entrepreneur?  Who cares about the definition?

If you are blending social process and social purpose, we’ll argue that you are.  It all starts with your intention.

There are many ways to practice.  It is the practicing that is important.