Social Entrepreneurship Weekly

Posted by on March 27, 2010 in Entrepreneurship, Featured

This is a partner column in conjunction with Ashoka’s Change InSight blog. Every week I’m covering the top news, highlights, events and opportunities in the realm of social entrepreneurship.

The Secret to Grassroots Fundraising
Mike Del Ponte of Sparkseed shares his experiences with successful grassroots fundraising and how to leverage efforts to reap larger benefits.

What’s Wrong with Being Poor?
Join Lindsay Clinton, with Intellecap in Mumbai, in discussing what it means to be poor — something most of us reading this probably don’t entirely understand.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities For Real Health Care Reform
Change.org Blogger Nathaniel Whittemore applauds the historic passing of the health care reform bill, but states that it is only part of the large problem with today’s unhealthy infrastructure. Slow food anyone?

Kopernik Brings Life Changing Tech to Developing Countries
Ten years ago Ewa Wojkowska arrived in East Timor with her sleeves rolled up as an Australian volunteer for an NGO. Today she works behind a computer in Brooklyn. Jennifer of Changents tells us the story of Ewa and bringing state-of-the-art technology to the people who need it the most.

The Social Investor Conundrum
Is the social enterprise field missing a particular type of investor knowledge that’s played a key role in the growth of other entrepreneurial ecosystems? Keep reading and share your opinion.

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Jeff Skoll Named First-Ever Graduation Speaker for Stanford Graduate School of Business
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, the first president of eBay and the founder of the Skoll Foundation, will be the first-ever guest speaker to address a Stanford Graduate School of Business graduation ceremony on June 12, 2010.

Tristan Pollock

Co-founder of SocialEarth and Storefront. AngelPad alum. Ex-BestBuy.com.

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