Social Entrepreneurs


Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.






Social entrepreneurs pave avenues of opportunity for those who would, otherwise, be locked into lives without hope…Social entrepreneurs are society’s change agents, creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world.





Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. They pursue poverty alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices. A social entrepreneur, similar to a business entrepreneur, builds strong and sustainable organizations, which are either set up as not-for-profits or companies.

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