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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship or Impact Entrepreneurship has a focus on creating good through business. It is a slightly different way of looking at business where the creation of good is at the core of the business. They are sustainable businesses, with a compelling value proposition and a sustainable funding model. In this section learn about the characteristics, unique challenges and approaches to running a social enterprise.

Social enterprises are increasingly recognized and are becoming a force in the economy. Here’s a link to Social Enterprise Auckland, a good starting point for anyone starting a social enterprise in Auckland. Learn more

Akina is an organisation working with social enterprise, charities, business and government. They are New Zealand’s leading impact developers and a good source of support for impact entrepreneurs. Learn more

Social entrepreneurship is an element of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more

Funding models for social enterprises are different from traditional for-profit start-ups. Discover the different options. Learn more

Rock Stars of Social Entrepreneurship, if you need some inspiration:

Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Prize winner
Vava Angwenyi of Vava Coffee
Scott Harrison of Water

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