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Twitter Roundup: March 18 – Business incubators, development and design

   /   Mar 18th, 2011News
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:

The founder of Craigslist has a new labor of love: Craigconnects, where he will be blogging about developments in the fields of journalism, community-building, technology for social good, and more. A fun feature is the “craigisms” section, where he shares tidbits of his philanthropic vision.

The  Asian Social Enterprise Incubator (ASEI) is a “business incubator,” which means that it cultivates ideas and products until they blossom into sustainable businesses. But ASEI takes this mission to another level of support by seeing a product or idea through the entire process of development, sales and marketing, and investment.

By teaching technology skills, principles of social entrepreneurship, and networking skills to community leaders, the organization Haiti Partners aims to enable Haitians to better address their nation’s needs, thereby reducing their dependency on what’s known as the “republic of NGOs” doing disaster-relief work there.

While aid organizations and social entrepreneurs both aim to alleviate global poverty, their different histories and approaches prevent them from collaborating as smoothly as they potentially could. Devex writer Mark Hand suggests remedies.

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