What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Social enterprises are businesses that value doing well while doing social good. They can be found in every industry and funded via any means, so long as they inherently create a positive impact while generating revenue. Social enterprises are evaluated using both business and social metrics.
Design Thinking 101 for Social Entrepreneurs

The Social Entrepreneurship Initiative aims to support different models of social enterprises.

For Profit Social Enterprises:
have a social mission at the core of their business.
Non-Profit Social Enterprises:
have a revenue-generating element embedded in their business model.

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Below are some examples of social enterprises and/or mission-driven ventures.
Founded by Christine Moseley (WG'11), Full Harvest  is the first B2B platform for surplus and imperfect produce, connecting large farms directly to food & beverage companies.
Co-founded by Katherine Sizov (C'19), Strella reduces food waste by offering a biosensing platform that predicts the ripeness of fruit.
Co-founded by Eli Moraru (C'21) and Alexandre Imbot (C'22), The Community Grocer aims to create healthier, stronger communities utilizing partnerships with local organizations to promote food security and improve health outcomes.
Co-founded by Matt Stephenson (WG'11), the mission of Code2College is to dramatically increase the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers.
Co-founded by Miranda Wang (C'16), Novoloop is an emerging leader in plastic circularity, transforming post-consumer plastic waste into the world’s first chemically upcycled performance materials.

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The fundamental purpose of the social enterprise is to address a social problem and generate revenue in doing so.
The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook; Ian C. MacMillan & James D. Thompson