Social Entrepreneurship 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.

a photo of Ignite Retreat facilitator Reagan Pugh

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

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

Nearly 84% of the mission-driven businesses said achieving social impact is more important to them than making a profit.
this photo shows Jasmine Babers, founder of Love Girls Magazine, in New York

Meet the Ignite Retreat Facilitators: Love Girls Magazine Founder Jasmine Babers Shines Spotlight on "Everyday Girls"

Babers calls the Ignite Retreat "one of my favorite events of the year ... I always leave inspired, curious and ready to help."
this photo depicts a previous Elon Innovation Challenge event

Elon Innovation Challenge Brings Together College Students to Solve Complex Social Issues

With a $1,500 grand prize at stake, the Sullivan Foundation will sponsor up to seven teams from its partner schools to take part in the competition on Feb. 29.
this photo shows a property for rent by Homes For Good

The Comforts of Home: Scottish Social Entrepreneur Is the Landlord Every Tenant Deserves

Susan Aktemel founded Homes For Good to provide affordable, high-quality housing for marginalized people in Glasgow.
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Teeniors Helps Teens, Senior Citizens Bond Through Technology

This Albuquerque social enterprise hires tech-savvy youths to teach the elderly how to use their smartphones, laptops and tablets.