Tag Archives: social enterprise

This Founder is preventing crime through coaching in prison

Baillie Aaron is the Founder of Spark Inside, a London-based organisation taking coaching into prisons to encourage rehabilitation, reduce violence and lower reoffending to ultimately prevent crime and future victims. Prison isn’t effective at reducing crime, or keeping us – the public – safe. Nearly half of all people leaving prison will commit another crime within one year of being …

5 thoughts for social entrepreneurs

1) Get Inspired So, you want to engage with social problems to find solutions.  You recognize that there are clear benefits offered by social entrepreneurship to those involved with creating, promoting, and funding these ventures, and you see the potential value that social good ventures may bring to the world. You’ve decided that you have the creativity, motivation, entrepreneurship abilities, …

How crowdfunding is going to change the world

Over the last decade, the progression of technology has equipped entrepreneurs with inexpensive tools to convert their ideas into successful businesses. Companies have been able to build large, overnight tribes of customers and product champions using very little capital. Although an early-stage company should prioritise bootstrapping as its means of financial sustenance, for some, this is not always a viable …

Business sustainability benefits the community, environment and local economy

Andres Hammerman is the co-owner of the award-winning eco-lodge Black Sheep Inn. With extensive eco-building and design experience in composting toilets, adobe structures, natural roofs, woodstoves and chimneys, grey-water systems and rainwater catchments, he built his company to help develop and create a community tourist destination in the rural Andean village of Chugchilan, Ecuador. What was the dream when setting …

The ideal age to start a business is when you’re young

Last week we interviewed Wachira Kariuki, Founder and CEO of Classic Foods Limited, a food processing company. It was established in 2007 for buying and selling milk in- bulk quantities from farmers to milk processors. The company was further transformed to a milk processor in 2009 with capital contributions of over $5 Million. We expanded the business to fruit juice processing, …

If you’re starting a startup: listen. learn. act. pivot.

Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed is the Director of the Social Innovation Lab, Pakistan’s sole incubator providing mentorship and sustainable business practices for startup ideas related to poverty alleviation and rural development. She currently lives in Lahore and holds a LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley. What was the dream when setting up The Social Innovation Lab?  The dream was to …