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You Don’t Have to Go to College to Succeed. Really?

By Ben Thurman In 1997’s big hit, Good Will Hunting, Will Hunting scoffed, “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at…

Students Take on Social Entrepreneurship Early On

By Adam S. Poswolsky If extreme poverty is going to be eradicated in our lifetime, all sectors of society, especially young people, need to be mobilized. Nourish International, a social…

Don’t Want that Sandwich? Can’t sell it? Don’t throw it away, though!

Dana Frasz is a food entrepreneur.  She wants to recycle food, taking the food that’s not consumed and putting it into the hands of those who cannot afford it.  She…

Online Dating for Teachers: Finding the Right Classroom

BY Adam Poswolsky If online dating works so well for people looking for love and happiness, maybe the same concept can apply to people looking for other types of fulfillment,…

Social Enterprises Respond to Delhi Gang-Rape Case

Justice for Women offers a free self-defense training course at NMIMS University in Mumbai, India.  (Photo Couresty of Subject) Dowser asks what role can social enterprise play in the conversation…

The Four Challenges of Running a Social Enterprise in India: Villgro’s Uniphore Explains

  Caitlin Marinelli of Uniphore breaks down the challenges of running a social enterprise in India. Uniphore designs and delivers mobile solutions for businesses using Multilingual Speech Recognition and Voice Biometrics.  Photographed…

Tom Carter’s Epic Journey Through China

American photojournalist Tom Carter travelled over 35,000 miles, hitting 33 provinces, on a limited budget, with just a backpack and a digital camera. He encountering 56 different ethnic minorities, each with…

Guy Kawasaki on APE-ing a Writing Career

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures.  His latest book, APE – Author Publisher, and Entrepreneur…

What Does SE Mean to Me: Saul Garlick

This is a new series of columns, which will let us hear the voice of the social entrepreneurs themselves.  They’ll answer the question:  What does Social Entrepreneurship mean to them and how did I…

Simplifying the Legalities: myRight

(Photo Courtesy of Subject) This guest post is by Michael Niu, co-founder of legal tech startup, myRight. According to the Court Statistics Project, there were over 106 million incoming state…

Making Music Even in Frugal Times

Students receive lesson at a Santa Fe workshop.  Photo Courtesy of Subject By: Adam S. Poswolsky “I grew up in a world where sports was everything,” remembers J. Curtis Warner, Jr.,…

Where the Heck is Liberia: Meet Child Liberty

Recently Jonathan Lewis, an entrepreneur, started iOnPoverty, to answer the fundamental question:  how did you get that job in social enterprise?  Hundreds of young graduates are looking for gigs in the…

Raghava KK: Modern Artist Tackles Education via Tech

Artist Raghava talks to Dowser about his latest work with PolyVision on redesigning education through technology and creativity (photo courtesy of subject). Dowser: What led you to the PolyVision project?…

A Year Up: Building an Inclusive Economy

Gerald Chertavian meets with one of Boston’s Year Up participants.  (Photo Courtesy of subject) Gerald Chertavian started YearUp to give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds better access to the professional…

The School Fund Looks to Music to Crowdfund Education

Palo-Alto based, The School Fund, has used crowdsourcing to finance the studies of over 200 students worldwide for the past three years.  Now, they’re partnering with 28-year-old Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn…