“Turn Ideas Into Impact” – Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) from 59 Second Pitch on Vimeo. The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. In 2013, GSVC received 650 entries from nearly 40 countries. Previous years’ finalists include Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design. 2014 Global Social Venture Competition Global Finals and Conference April 11, 2014 – Haas School of Business – University of California, BerkeleyClick here for the agendaClick here to see the winnersClick here to view event videosClick here to view pictures of the finals
Bill Drayton - inventeur de l'entrepreuneuriat socialBill Drayton as Ashoka Celebrates its 25th Anniversary (2006) William "Bill" Drayton (born New York City, USA), is a social entrepreneur. Drayton was named by U.S.Banks and Financial Service Providers Figure Prominently in FTSE4Good Attrition, DJSI MatriculationSeptember 08, 2005 Banks and Financial Service Providers Figure Prominently in FTSE4Good Attrition, DJSI Matriculation by William Baue Corporate social responsibility plays an important role at banks and financial service companies, which are not only recipients but also increasingly purveyors of socially responsible investment.
Ferd Award for Social Entrepreneurship"Create enduring value and leave clear footprints" (FERD.COM) Ferd Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2011 went to Benjamin Kainz & Oscar Lundin, Founders of “Ung Omsorg”. At the age of 23 they have built a successful social enterprise which employs over 600 young people and is making a really positive impact on the lives of thousands of elderly people in Sweden. Social entrepreneurship, social innovation, responsible business…these are all very hot topics right now.
By Social Entrepreneurs, For Social Entrepreneurs®Welcome to SkollWorldForum.org former Social Edge users! Social Edge was an online community created by the Skoll Foundation from 2003 - 2013. The site has since closed as we have focused efforts on the new Skoll World Forum platform.Venture CompetitionsSemi-finalists discuss their technology at the Annual New Venture Showcase.3 Competitions, Up to $200K Awarded, 8 Grueling Months, 1 Huge Opportunity Ideas Wanted.Not any old ideas. What we're interested in are disruptive ideas; ideas with the power for great impact and influence. Ideas that challenge assumed boundaries and inspire a sense of what's possible. The $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge provides you with the framework and motivation you'll need to think and do what no one else is doing.
A brand new technology supported by GoogleWe’re proud to announce that charity: water is a recipient of a Global Impact Award from Google. The first projects we ever built were six wells in a refugee camp in Uganda. We wanted to prove to our donors that their money was spent exactly how we said it would be, and where it went.How youth hostels have been given a new lifeline by social entrepreneursThe Youth Hostel Association (YHA) has been providing budget accommodation in England and Wales since before the second world war. It was set up to offer "young people of limited means better access to the countryside". But keeping up with modern expectations has proved challenging for the association, one of Britain's best known social enterprises. A series of programmes to invest strategically in its hostel network has forced it to close those that it deemed unsustainable. In February it was announced that eight hostels, including Derwentwater, Salisbury and Newcastle, would be sold at the end of the 2011 season. The most devastating round of closures in 2006 saw 32 hostels put up for sale – almost a seventh of the network.
Follow-up: Ashoka/Staples YSE winners announcedIn July, I blogged about the Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition in partnership with Ashoka and its TEDxYSE follow-up conference. The competition is now closed and its winners were just announced last Monday. These winners, aged 17 to 24, have demonstrated exceptional drive and leadership in their efforts to effect social change.