Business schools, ecosystem builders, accelerators and impact investors can all play a role in filling the 'wellbeing gap' that leaves many social entrepreneurs struggling, ashamed of failure or burnt out. Here are five places to start.
Our new Cities of Impact series, in partnership with Amsterdam Impact, explores how a city can not only nurture social entrepreneurship, but also contribute to a much more ambitious goal: transforming the whole economy.
From inclusive film screenings to baking for kids with special needs, the businesses Social Ark incubates are all created by young people with lived experience of their area of work. Founder Lisa Stepanovic tells us why that matters.
Provocative content, thoughtful set-up of spaces, and balancing constant improvement with consistent delivery: eight mantras for designing social innovation programmes, drawn from experience at Year Here and beyond.
Startup schemes may be booming, but are they any use to women participants? Our columnist hears uncomfortable truths from experienced female founders – and suggests a new focus for nurturing women-led ventures.
Hatch Enterprise's Dirk Bischof, whose first boss sparked a lifelong focus on diversity, shares his frustrations with the UK's social investment market and unveils a new £10m fund targeting typically overlooked founders.
A Rio de Janeiro engineer – whose speedily-designed portable sinks allow workers and homeless people to wash their hands – on raising eyebrows as an all-female construction team and the 'rollercoaster of emotions' under Covid-19.
The founder of Uganda's Social Innovation Academy on what strict lockdown has meant for a self-organising team – and the arrival of his first child. Plus, the entrepreneur who's found an opportunity to focus on untapped markets.