Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

From a field of over 50 applicants, six local non-profits have been selected for the inaugural Philanthropitch Columbus competition. The social enterprise fast pitch competition accelerates non-profits by providing unrestricted capital and access to in-kind services that help organizations...
As social enterprises grow in popularity, consumers want to know that the organizations they support live up to their claims of integrating social impact into their business models. A new program will provide that validation for socially-conscious businesses in...
In late 2015, when Teresa Trost, executive director of Community Shares of Mid Ohio, and her associate director at that time, Ryan Kovalaske, first considered social enterprise as a viable solution for generating earned revenue on behalf of Community...
Social impact fast pitch competition Philanthropitch is headed for Columbus. The Texas-based organization is seeking applicants for its first Columbus pitch, scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2019. Presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and co-hosted by SocialVentures, Philanthropitch accelerates non-profits...
After 27 years of making an impact, non-profit Rebuilding Together Central Ohio is turning to social enterprise to ensure they can continue helping individuals live in safe and healthy homes for the next 27 years and beyond. Since its inception,...
Bikes for All People (B4AP), the social enterprise bicycle shop owned and operated by Church and Community Development for All People (CD4AP), was launched in September 2014 to provide affordable, reliable and predictable services and support to all bicyclists...
Over 100 social entrepreneurs and community supporters came together to honor some of Central Ohio's most impactful businesses at Aspire 2018. Held at the social enterprise Roosevelt Cofffeehouse and Long Street Studios, the fourth annual event featured a keynote interview...
Kari Vernon left the security of a steady income and her passion for her decade-long career as a middle school teacher to launch the Family Mentor Foundation in 2013. Over the years, she witnessed the countless struggles children faced...

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