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Apps for Good: Bottom-up technological innovation by youth

“When you go to a group of young girls in East London and say, do you want to program? They’ll probably run away,” Iris Lapinski joked. But last year, she…

How to get a social enterprise off the ground: The money trail

So you’ve got the next Great Idea to solve a social or environmental problem; or the beginnings of the next Great Idea — where do you go from here? How…

‘Iterate, iterate, iterate’: Reboot re-thinks social service delivery through design

When most people think of design, often the first images that come to mind are of suspension bridges, urban landscapes, or well-formed living room furniture pieces. But “design” has become…

Twitter Roundup: July 8 – Critiques of impact investment, Kantian MBAs, and sustainability metrics

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: This interview on Echoing…

Starting From Scratch: The challenge of sticking to a social mission during product development

When you look at a business plan, it can all seem so simple: design product, sell product. Right? In reality, there are countless obstacles to climb over between envisioning a…

Unknotting the supply chain to build support for workers’ rights

Most of us would like to make sure that the products we buy  — anything from food to clothing — weren’t made with exploitative or forced labor. But even savvy…

The Obama administration gets entrepreneurial with StartupAmerica and ChooseMyPlate

It’s easy to be critical of government: it seems that our leaders never do enough to fix all the problems we face, whether they are economic, social, international, or domestic….

Twitter Roundup: July 1 – Investment geographies, artisan cooperatives and global energy shifts

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: Why are certain…