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Eyeglasses for the Poor

March 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · socent

Tweet VisionSpring, a social enterprise that has been featured on SocentVC previously, just announced a new $250,000 fundraising campaign called “$4 Eyeglasses for the Poor,” with a specific focus on expanding VisionSpring’s outreach to areas of high need in India. What kind of impact can you expect to see from this work? Founder Jordan Kassalow [...]

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Eureka Moments: Realizing How to Meet a Need

February 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Personal, socent

Tweet A recent article reminded me that an idea that becomes a social enterprise (or a regular start-up) is often rooted in problems that the founder has seen or experienced first-hand. Specifically, I ran across an article titled “The Vision Thing,” a profile of the social enterprise VisionSpring in Entrepreneur magazine’s March 2010 issue. In [...]

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