What is it?
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Social Entrepreneurship is an overarching term that describes a field of practice.
"The art of using entrepreneurship and innovation to solve social, cultural or environmental problems to create positive change for people and the planet."
"Social Entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change."
"Social Innovation is the process of inventing, securing support for, and implementing novel solutions to social needs and problems."
"Social Enterprise is a nonprofit organization or socially-oriented venture that advances its social mission through entrepreneurship, business tools and solid management practice to increase its effectiveness and financial sustainability with the ultimate goal of creating social impact or change.”
-Kim Alter, Virtue Ventures