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What you need to know this week. Brought to you by The Venture and Fast Company.

15th May

What you need to know this week. Brought to you by The Venture and Fast Company.

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.

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CHIVAS VENTURE IMPACT: OUR ALUMNI’S SUCCESS

Over the years, we’ve helped social entrepreneurs from across the world make a difference through our annual competition.

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