Category Archives: Social Entrepreneur

Recipe for Impact

  At ventureLAB we are meeting increasing numbers of social ventures that are focused on issues related to food.  In fact, we seem to be creating a cluster, a community. These entrepreneurs are creating new business models that have the potential … Continue reading

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Your Mission is not Your First Priority

There is one point of contention where I receive most resistance from social entrepreneurs.  That is my insistence that the entrepreneur stop being in love with their mission and think through their business model first.  There is a naive sense … Continue reading

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Powering Innovation

Magnus Sandberg,Vice President and General Manager for Social Capital Partners in Toronto, expresses his idea of innovation as a World’s Cup sailboat.  He spoke recently at part of our communityBUILD Speaker’s Series where he spoke about, “The Quest for Social Impact – … Continue reading

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So What’s communityBUILD?

I want to share the launch of communityBUILD with you.   Why is it worth sharing?  Because I believe that it has the potential to bring more social ventures to market that begin to generate revenue and social impact.  It will do … Continue reading

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What differentiates a Social Entrepreneur?

What is the difference between a “traditional” entrepreneur and a social entrepreneur (no matter your definition of “social entrepreneur)?  Virtually no difference.  I would like to tear down the walls between the two; they’re simplistic divisions and hide the fact … Continue reading

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