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The Article: Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand
The Publisher: Huffington Post Impact Canada
The Scoop: Founders of a social enterprise that has reached 25 million peoplediscovered that “business does not have to be the enemy of development”
The Article: Are Mission Driven Companies Living in a Social Enterprise Bubble?
The Publisher: Forbes
The Scoop: Many consumers want to patronize socially-minded businesses, but fewer are following through. Connecting with customers is the key to changing that.
The Article: Warby Parker Gets Its Unicorn Horn
The Publisher: Fortune
The Scoop: Like many social enterprises, Warby Parker began as a modest web-only model. Though they have expanded to 12 brick-and-mortar shops and have a valuation over $1billion, they still maintain their core vision.
The Article: One Year as a Social Entrepreneur: The Do’s and Don’ts
The Publisher: The Changer
The Scoop: After celebrating their first year, crowd sourcing website The Changer has learned a lot. From doing extensive research to taking time to enjoy yourself, they identify several important highs and lows of a social startup.
The Article: Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise
The Publisher: Harvard Business Review
The Scoop: How do you create sustainable financial models that can cause permanent change for targeted groups?It starts with the economic actors and enabling technology.