A maker space in Mosul not only offers a space for young people to learn practical skills, it has also helped to make and repair critical medical equipment, while promoting what its founder calls a “new culture” of entrepreneurship.
Social entrepreneurship is finally booming in Germany, according to new research by the country's social enterprise network SEND. But the movement still faces an uphill battle in some areas. Could 2021 – a general election year – be a turning point?
PLUS: Blue Impact Fund first of its kind in UK; Germany's EIF-backed social innovation fund; Bain Capital raises $800m for second impact investing fund; Los Angeles' Everytable raises $16m in Series B round; and more.
Numerous digital platforms have emerged as a go-to response to the Covid-19 crisis – building on conventional platform characteristics, but using alternative, more inclusive organisational models. Will they stick?
Men still attract the bulk of startup financing – yet when it comes to crowdfunding, women-led campaigns seem to do better. Why? And what can founders learn from their successes? Top tips from a crowdfunding expert.
Three big questions remain if impact investing is to fulfil its potential. In the final of a three-part series, the University of Heidelberg’s Gorgi Krlev asks: why do we still know so little about impact investing markets?
Those pushing impact investing need to address three key questions if it is to fulfil its potential. This week the University of Heidelberg’s Gorgi Krlev asks: why does Europe seem to be left behind – and does it matter?