Who is a social entrepreneur?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals dedicated to solving society’s most pressing problems using their passion and entrepreneurial skills. They are innovative and persistent, providing new solutions to tackle deep-seated issues.
Social entrepreneurs are dreamers and doers. They confront social problems using a “fix it yourself” approach without waiting for the government or the business sector to make changes. Social entrepreneurs are determined and persistent, stopping at nothing to make a change.
Social entrepreneurs are pioneers in a worldwide movement. They identify gaps in their community and design innovative solutions to bridge these gaps. Their local solutions have global relevance: social entrepreneurs build sustainable models to drive systemic change.
Social entrepreneurs are anywhere and everywhere. We believe that all people can contribute meaningfully to economic and social development, regardless of education. If fact, YOU could be the next social entrepreneur as long as you have a big problem and a great idea to fix it.
“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry”
– Bill Drayton, Founder & CEO, ASHOKA