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Center for Social Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship

Jed Smith, Managing Director, Catamount Ventures
Kristin Groos Richmond, Founder and CEO, Revolution Foods
Peter Frickman, Founder, Drip Tech
Russ Hall, Co-Founder, Legacy Venture
Gina Jorasch, Director, Public Management Program
Published: March 23, 2010

Recognizing a social problem or opportunity, a social entrepreneur applies entrepreneurship principles to organize, create and manage a venture to drive social change. Rather than tackling these issues through the domains of nonprofits or government agencies, social entrepreneurs are increasingly realizing that social impact and profits need not be in opposition, and are forming companies with a double bottom line. A panel of social entrepreneurs and investors at the 2010 Conference on Entrepreneurship discusses issues unique to social entrepreneurship as well as current trends and opportunities.