Agora Wave 6.10.16
Startups and Entrepreneurship
The Findings of This Massive Global Social Entrepreneurship Study Will Surprise You
- Who it’s from: Lindsay Friedman via www.entrepreneur.com
- What it is: A sort of “State of Social Enterprise” describing the status across the globe.
- Why we like it: We see here that social entrepreneurship rates are higher in not only the US, but in developing countries as well!
Why Millennials Are Prioritizing Purpose Over College Majors
- Who it’s from: Paul Grossinger via Inc.
- What it is: A wake up call to businesses around the world – that young people prioritize purpose, especially when looking for work.
- Why we like it: This growing trend (that’s hopefully here to stay!) will ripen the ground for many new social enterprises, as well as help existing ones to grow!
Your Social Enterprise on 1 Page: Social Lean Canvas
- Who it’s from: Jay Boolkin via Social Good Stuff
- What it is: A lean startup canvas specifically designed for social enterprise – this warms our heart!
- Why we like it: We’ve all heard of the lean startup canvas. This modified version creates space for things like impact and purpose, too!
Solutions to Poverty
Yemen: ‘Some people are living on one piece of bread a day’
- Who it’s from: Lydia Tinka via The Guardian
- What it is: A snapshot of one of the least-mentioned wartorn places on the globe – Yemen.
- Why we like it: This is proof that peace is crucial to a population’s well-being, and that human flourishing only exists when society works.
Uganda: Solar-Powered Cart to Change Life of a Vendor in Kampala
- Who it’s from: Alon Mwesigwa via AllAfrica
- What it is: A great introduction to a Hult Prize finalist project – the Musana Cart.
- Why we like it: This will revolutionize street vending in Uganda, providing opportunities for stove-cooking and refrigeration.
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