What exactly is Social Entrepreneurship?

  • Sarah Grossman | November 21st, 2010
    As I interviewed social entrepreneur and Ashoka fellow Alberto Vázquez, a pattern started to emerge as to what exactly social entrepreneurship means at this point in Argentine society. For one, it is not a widely recognized concept – certainly not...
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    Sarah Grossman | November 14th, 2010
    Brendan Martin is not your typical social entrepreneur – mostly because he doesn’t buy the idea of social entrepreneurship. Ashoka selected him to join the ranks of their prestigious fellows in September 2009 as the President and founder of The...
  • Sarah Grossman | October 31st, 2010
      I was reading a book in Café Bar Express, waiting for Ashoka fellow, Carolina Biquard. Suddenly a loud tap on the window jerked me upright: a middle-aged woman, average height, brown hair, and an excited smile waved at me from outside. It was...
  • Sarah Grossman | October 26th, 2010
    Last week I met up with a staff member from the foremost foundation for the promotion of social entrepreneurship, Ashoka. Social entrepreneurship is a vast and varied field, with many different interpretations of what qualifies someone as a social...
  • Sarah Grossman | October 5th, 2010
    Last week I met with Ana Ines Heras, the founder of Incluir, a research organization dedicated to the topics of equitable distribution, citizen participation, inclusion, and autonomy. I met with her with the intention of learning more about what...
  • Sarah Grossman | September 15th, 2010
    Yesterday I interviewed an analyst from the Buenos Aires offices of JPMorgan Chase bank. I was hungry for information about one of the hot areas of social entrepreneurship: Corporate Social Responsibility. The latter essentially refers to private...
  • Sarah Grossman | September 6th, 2010
    I am in Buenos Aires for the next four months, theoretically in search of an answer to the following question: is social entrepreneurship all it’s cracked up to be? The idea behind the study arose from the desire to understand what exactly is the...