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Entries Tagged as 'social entrepreneurship'

The Adventure Project Spring Gala!

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · socent

Tweet Looking for something fun to do tonight while supporting a great cause? Come join me at The Adventure Project’s Spring Gala tonight at the penthouse of the Ganseevort Park Hotel! Tickets are available here. TAP is a non-profit focused on increasing “investments in positive social enterprises around the world,” so if you’re reading this [...]

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IGNIA Makes Investment in Barafon

October 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · VC, socent

Tweet In June, I wrote about IGNIA, a social venture capital (“impact investing”) firm that has just closed on its first fund. In some exciting news, yesterday IGNIA announced an investment in a Mexican company called Barafon, a “provider of public telephony and related services to low income populations in Mexico through a network of [...]

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IGNIA, a Social VC Firm, Closes its First Fund

June 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet If you’ve followed this blog for awhile (or just thought about this blog’s URL) you probably know that one of my passions is the intersection of investing and social impact. I’ve written at length about what I learned about for-profit social entrepreneurship from Nathaniel Whittemore and StartingBloc, new incubation initiatives like the Unreasonable Institute, [...]

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Why U.S. Billionaires Should Create a Social PE Firm

June 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · VC, socent

Tweet If you read CNN.com or the Wall Street Journal, you’ve likely run across a headline this week about Warren Buffet and Bill Gates (who have already given away a significant portion of their fortunes) issuing a challenge to the wealthiest individuals to do the same and give away 50% of their wealth. This challenge, [...]

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What’s Next Beta Launch

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal, socent

Tweet Remember that e-book I wrote about a couple months ago? The one titled “What’s Next: Big Ideas from 25 Gen-Yers Under 25”? Well, the beta of the e-book is out to the public! Here’s the blurb: “Inspired by Seth Godin’s What Matters Now, it showcases the stories & insights of 25 bright young voices [...]

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All Entrepreneurship is Social. Or is It?

April 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · socent

Tweet In a recent article from Stanford Social Innovation Review, Carl Schram made the assertion that “All Entrepreneurship Is Social.” To wit: “Over the past decade or so, the term social entrepreneur has become a fashionable way of describing individuals and organizations that, in their attempts at large-scale change, blur the traditional boundaries between the [...]

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A New Paradigm of Investing

April 8th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Personal, VC, socent

Tweet Just a few weeks ago, I received a call from a friend I met through StartingBloc, Kim Scheinberg. We had only briefly met before, so I was very honored to be on the receiving end of a phone call from her about a new project she was working on, one that was directly in [...]

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