Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

When Lisa Hinkelman tells the story of Ruling Our Experiences (ROX)—its start, its (and her) growing pains, and its growing relevance today—it sounds remarkably like a metaphor for the social enterprise universe in which her now eight-year-old...
Mindy Yocum is taking her brand of lawyering to the streets - literally. Yocum will extend the reach of her Yocum Law practice with the JusticeMobile, a traveling office that will make its...
When John Rush began contemplating a move from Chicago to Columbus nearly a decade ago to launch what would become CleanTurn, he knew he wanted to do something different. Something bigger and more flexible than a traditional...
For the roughly five million formerly incarcerated individuals living in the U.S. - and millions more that have some type of criminal record - finding honest jobs can be like looking for a needle in a haystack....
In 2016, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio launched its first social enterprise, Furniture with a Heart, a furniture thrift store, followed by its second venture in 2017, Downsize with a Heart, a service-based enterprise helping individuals declutter,...
Like so many social enterprises, Roosevelt Coffee Roasters is working hard to build the long-term sales pipeline that will empower the organization to create significant social change. But long before the organization can break through the barriers...
SocialVentures hosted its third annual Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase event at Vue Columbus on February 7, 2019. Four SocialVentures’ Nonprofit Catalyst participants shared their social enterprise concepts with more than 200 attendees. These four nonprofits will join the...
In January 2017, EmpowerBus was just an idea on paper and comprised two components: one that involved providing children with safe, reliable school transportation, and another one for workforce transportation. Later that year, EmpowerBus co-founders Jerry Tsai...

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