Twitter Roundup: May 6 – State Department TechCamps, reality TV meets socent, and the case of Seventh Generation
Journalism in the developing world is often constrained by undemocratic governments or lack of funding. Omidyar Network, an impact investment firm, has created a program to support media initiatives impeded by sociopolitical factors.
Blogger Dan Martin reports that the famed reality TV show The Apprentice will feature a social entrepreneur on its upcoming season. The participant, Melody Hossaini, founded a youth skills-training organization. The blogger suggests that having a social entrepreneur on the show will help the general public to better understand the sector.
Is becoming a social entrepreneur as easy as 1-2-3? Inc. magazine says it can be, if you follow some important guidelines. Above all, passion for a cause and savvy leadership will allow the other elements to fall into place.
The U.S. State Department is attempting to tackle global problems by bringing together technology experts and issue-based organizations, reports FastCompany. They hope to harness the expediency of digital tools to address problems related to democracy-building and economic development. Funding organizations will be invited to the gatherings, known as TechCamps, to facilitate implementation of ideas.
This Inc.com article is an engaging and simple introduction to social enterprise, with a focus on the company Seventh Generation as the classic case study and profiles of newcomer social enterprises.