What is a social entrepreneur

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What is a social entrepreneur?

I define a social entrepreneur as follows:

Social entrepreneurs build businesses that unlock resources for previously underserved populations.

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What is the difference between an entrepreneur and a social entrepreneur?

Traditional entrepreneurs use profit models to accumulate personal wealth. Social entrepreneurs use profit models to sustain projects which tackle social problems like inequality and climate change.

Both use traditional business models to generate revenue. The entrepreneur starts her company with the end goal of generating revenue. The social entrepreneur notices a need in the community and creates value for the citizens, and then attaches a revenue model to sustain the value creation.

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"Daniel is a unique visionary. Empathetic, sensitive and resourceful, he leads through facilitation. His programs are always built around the concept of getting the right people to participate. I look forward to seeing his initiatives work for the good of society." -Vijay Chakravarthy, Industrial Designer Society of America, Chapter President

"I raised $3 million from Eduardo Saverin (Co-Founder of Facebook) & Tim Draper (VC and Founder of Draper University). I owe a lot to Dan for simplifying complex ideas and being the initial spark of inspiration that motivated me to go for it all." -Josh Rosenheck

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