From purpose-driven creative services to sustainable sanitation programs, this top list of social business start-ups started from the bottom. Since social entrepreneurship at large is such a new idea, the growth at which new ventures are sprouting up is hard to keep up with.
Many of the examples featured here have turned to various crowdfunding websites in order to fund their projects. Does that make sense in terms of your definition of social business? Perhaps not for some but nonetheless, despite that, even if they use websites such as Kickstarter, the language of social enterprise is being utilized to make a claim toward what is suggested of the sphere at large. For instance '33 needs' helps social business startups through its own crowdfunding website, which calls itself "Kiva meets Kickstarter."
73 Social Business Start-ups
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From Creative Services to Sustainable Sanitation Programs
Published: Jul 6, 2013