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25 Social Entrepreneurs Influenced by Sound

From A Tribe Called Quest to Writing Their Own Lyrics

— June 28, 2013 — Social Good
SocialBusiness.org has done numerous interviews with founders and CEOs of start-up social enterprises and non-profit hybrid organizations but this list of social entrepreneurs influenced by sound shows perhaps some of the less obvious inspirations. It is typically no surprise when someone in the field says they look up to Blake Mycoskie because of the work he's done with TOMS Shoes. (We've interviewed him as well!)

All the same, it's more interesting when people cite what they're dancing to. The founder of the Canadian company Social Focus Consulting, John Paul de Silva said, among other things, he likes listening to music by A Tribe Called Quest in order to to push him along. Other social entrepreneurs influenced by sound cite various genres.
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The Community Film Unit, Social Enterprise (INTERVIEW)
The Community Film Unit, Social Enterprise (INTERVIEW)
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Tracey Spokes, Artistic Director of 13th Theatre Company (INTERVIEW)
Tracey Spokes, Artistic Director of 13th Theatre Company (INTERVIEW)
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Dan Gigante, Founder and President of You and Who (INTERVIEW)
Dan Gigante, Founder and President of You and Who (INTERVIEW)
Conscious Wearable Art
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Piyush Mangukiya, Founder of EducateNCare (INTERVIEW)
Piyush Mangukiya, Founder of EducateNCare (INTERVIEW)
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Felix Cheung, Founder of DopeHut (INTERVIEW)
Felix Cheung, Founder of DopeHut (INTERVIEW)
Online Store for Socially Aware Streetwear
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Geetie Singh, Managing Director of the Duke of Cambridge (INTERVIEW)
Geetie Singh, Managing Director of the Duke of Cambridge (INTERVIEW)
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Tammy Allen, Founder/CEO of Do Good Get Rewards (INTERVIEW)
Tammy Allen, Founder/CEO of Do Good Get Rewards (INTERVIEW)
Platform to Encourage Volunteers
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Stacey Horowitz, Founder of Shopping for a Change (INTERVIEW)
Stacey Horowitz, Founder of Shopping for a Change (INTERVIEW)
Supporting Global Artisans
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Dustin McBride, President and Co-Founder of Zambikes (INTERVIEW)
Dustin McBride, President and Co-Founder of Zambikes (INTERVIEW)
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Nathan Rothstein, Marketing and Sales at Project Repat (INTERVIEW)
Nathan Rothstein, Marketing and Sales at Project Repat (INTERVIEW)
Artisan-Empowering Enterprise
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Chris Markl, American Operations Director of Kourage Athletics (INTERVIEW)
Chris Markl, American Operations Director of Kourage Athletics (INTERVIEW)
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Emily Holdridge, Co-Founder of Everything Happy (INTERVIEW)
Emily Holdridge, Co-Founder of Everything Happy (INTERVIEW)
Kid's One-for-One Blanket Business
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Godwin Yidana and Gayle Pescud, Co-Founders of G-Lish (INTERVIEW)
Godwin Yidana and Gayle Pescud, Co-Founders of G-Lish (INTERVIEW)
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Dave Goodman, Founder of Collaborative World Brand (INTERVIEW)
Dave Goodman, Founder of Collaborative World Brand (INTERVIEW)
Co-Profit Fashion Business
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John Paul de Silva, Founder and Managing Director of Social Focus Consulting (INTERVIEW)
John Paul de Silva, Founder and Managing Director of Social Focus Consulting (INTERVIEW)
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Bridget Hilton, Founder of LSTN Headphones (INTERVIEW)
Bridget Hilton, Founder of LSTN Headphones (INTERVIEW)
Socially Conscious and Eco-friendly
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Stacy McCoy, Co-Founder of Give to Get Jobs
Stacy McCoy, Co-Founder of Give to Get Jobs
Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Job Board
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Leigh Morlock, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Push Pull Cambodia (INTERVIEW)
Leigh Morlock, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Push Pull Cambodia (INTERVIEW)
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Sissy Rooney, Founder of Street Style Surgery (INTERVIEW)
Sissy Rooney, Founder of Street Style Surgery (INTERVIEW)
UK-Based Creative Workshops for Youth
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Marc Palmer, CEO of Fashion Hope (INTERVIEW)
Marc Palmer, CEO of Fashion Hope (INTERVIEW)
A Social Business Against Human Trafficking
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Tim Jahnigen, Co-Inventor of One World Futbol (INTERVIEW)
Tim Jahnigen, Co-Inventor of One World Futbol (INTERVIEW)
Buy One Give One Multi-Sport Balls
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Nick Foley, Founder of Celebrate the Hero (INTERVIEW)
Nick Foley, Founder of Celebrate the Hero (INTERVIEW)
Anti-Bullying Initiative
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Brooks Dame, Founder of Proof Eyewear (INTERVIEW)
Brooks Dame, Founder of Proof Eyewear (INTERVIEW)
Sustainable Wood Sunglasses with a Cause
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Matt Johnson, Founder of Project: Living Well (INTERVIEW)
Matt Johnson, Founder of Project: Living Well (INTERVIEW)
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Vanessa Lee and Ian Lopatin, Founders of Spiritual Gangster (INTERVIEW)
Vanessa Lee and Ian Lopatin, Founders of Spiritual Gangster (INTERVIEW)
Yoga Fashion With Heart
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