Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

Through one-for-one models, employment opportunities, donating profits and more, social enterprises use their business models to tackle some of society's biggest challenges. The Metropreneur, in partnership with SocialVentures, will once again be recognizing...
In 2017, the doors to Third Way Café opened in the Greater Hilltop area at 3058 W. Broad St., its owner blissfully unaware of the booming social enterprise it would soon become.  “It’s a...
Tyler Bonner never thought he’d be making face shields when he first founded Zero Waste Event Productions in 2011. After working with Rural Action, where Bonner spent two years cleaning illegal dump sites and...
Central Ohio is woefully underserved when it comes to providing housing for low-income residents. For about 13,000 residents that receive Housing Choice Vouchers, there are only about 3,500 landlords serving that population, says Jerry Valentine, founder &...
Perhaps you could call Meghan and Josh Boone’s social enterprise startup a co-labor of love. The couple opened Cova Cowork at Gravity in Franklinton in late 2019, fueled by their experiences visiting and working in shared spaces,...
The coronavirus pandemic has seen the community come together in unprecedented ways to support each other. Social enterprises live this spirit day in and out, before, during and after a global pandemic. Social...
In 2012, David Ranallo learned that the food space needed his help. After working with direct-to-consumer programs in several industries and learning about the power of decentralization, he discovered that the same could be applied in the...
French for “to improve,” Bonifier was developed to do just that. Founder Ryan Scott came up with the idea for a web-based app— a virtual sidekick called Pip—two years ago to improve the pediatric-patient experience.

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