Social Entrepreneurism and Innovation

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and Goal 17: Partnerships.

Dr. Stephanie Raible Seeks Social Entrepreneurs to Participate in Leadership Study

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The study will explore the leadership approaches, philosophies and practices of social entrepreneurs who have been fulltime in their roles for 3.5 years or longer.
photo of the Dare to Dream earrings which will raise money for a social enterprise dedicated to promoting menstrual equity

Wofford College Social Entrepreneurs Plant a SEED. for Global Change

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SEED. founders Mackenzie Syiem and Grace Gehlken aim to create economic empowerment opportunities for both artisans and the communities in which they live.

Campbell University Students Go in Search of Rural Entrepreneurs

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To boost an increasingly urbanized economy, "the secret sauce is an entrepreneur who is willing to experiment, fail, and try again," CU instructor Scott Kelly says.
this photo shows social enterprise CEOS at the MO Summit

Sullivan Foundation Offers Unique Student Internship Opportunity for 2020 MO Summit

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Presented by Big Path Capital and Real Leaders magazine, the MO Summit convenes hundreds of CEOs who are scaling high-growth, positive-impact companies.
a photo of Ignite Retreat facilitator Reagan Pugh

Meet the Ignite Retreat Facilitators: Reagan Pugh Builds Connections Through Storytelling

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Success in entrepreneurship hinges on developing a deep understanding of your audience and creating stories for them, says Reagan Pugh, co-founder of Assemble and leader of the Problem track of workshops at the Spring 2020 Ignite Retreat.

Survey: Women Lead Nearly Half of Germany's Social Enterprises

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Nearly 84% of the mission-driven businesses said achieving social impact is more important to them than making a profit.