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Why You Should Be a Social Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurship

“One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime.” Tomas L. Friedman, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Youth can make a positive impact on society in countless ways that include networking, digital tools, local action, innovative and creative initiatives. Social entrepreneurship combines all these and much more together. Find out why you should join this path.

Social entrepreneurship is the path to make a difference and build a sustainable world. If you’re energetic, passionate, and ready to take risks for a better world, this can be your path. The Entrepreneurship Campus helps you gain all the necessary skills you need thanks to the free training courses.

If you’re already on board share your innovative ideas and projects with a global community of young aspiring entrepreneurs. Join the 2018 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition and help change the world.

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  1. This is such an amazing blog. I love the quote by Tomas L. Friedman where he says “not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime”. I think majority why most African nations have not developed is because they have not created this culture of empowering citizens but rather all the funds that they receive they spend them on liabilities like contracting roads, buildings etc., and not investment like building factories and growing plantations. You can’t help a begger by given them money but rather empower them with skills for them to survive and that’s social change. The best entrepreneurs in the world are those that were focused on social change talking about Mark Zuckerberg, he wanted to connect the world, Bill Gates he wanted to make communication easy and now he is spending his fortune solving world problems such as Malaria, AIDS, and so on. We all need to focus towards social change in our communities cause in one way or the other we are all affected. Together we can!

    • Building a culture of entrepreneurship in the community will increase the number of social entrepreneurs in the future and this will achieve the greatest goals of sustainable development

  2. “Social entrepreneurship is the path to make a difference and build a sustainable world”. I agree with the statement above and seek to make an impact in the world through entrepreneurship. To make wealth as an agripreneur and then use it to fund my social entrepreneurship programs.

  3. Social entrepreneurship has turned out to be the greatest medium for youths to impact positively in their communities. It harnesses our innovative energies and plunges us into creative initiatives that changes our world for good.

  4. From the online training we are receiving, I have come to the conclusion that the way forward for the youths to change their world is by being social entrepreneurs.to change lives that will eventually touch other lives.
    We need to do our best inorder to make this world a better place,especially our immediate society.

  5. I just wish leaders all over the world would imbibe this culture… Social Entrepreneurship all the way!

  6. This platform spread awareness to the all people.
    Very good blog . Very positive quote by Tomas L. Friedman.

  7. I totally agree with this! Great article! I think that young people often think that they don’t really have the power to change anything, but I think that if you have the passion,courage, and determination you could do anything!

  8. Greetings friends of entrepreneurship-campus.org. Talking about making a social impact on the world , here is a proposal that might be of interest to you:

    A SELF SUFFICIENT VIRTUAL CITY AS A MODEL TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE REAL WORLD

    Despite the high quality of life that some of the so-called developed nations have achieved, the truth is that the world, considered as a group of countries located in a fragile and geographically limited biosphere, is threatened with extinction due to human conflicts and the depredation of the environment.
    Notwithstanding the good and very important actions taken by groups and individuals in favor of a better world, deterioration at all levels continues to increase dangerously.
    After more than thirty years dedicated to these matters, and since “an image is worth a thousand words” we have come up with an alternative strategy, which consists of designing a self-sufficient and sustainable model city that has all the characteristics of infrastructure and organization inherent to the peaceful and sustainable society that we want for ourselves and our descendants, whose representation in the form of scale models, animated series, feature films, video games and theme parks, would constitute a model to follow to generate the necessary changes.
    The prototype that we present has some characteristics that are opposed, sometimes in a radical way, to the religious, economic, political and educational traditions and customs that have been transmitted from generation to generation, yet are the causes of the aforementioned problems, and therefore must be transformed.
    If you are interested in knowing about this project, or even participating in it, we invite you to visit our website https://elmundofelizdelfuturo.blogspot.com/ (written in Spanish and English), where we are working in that sense.

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Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
Entries are welcomed
May 15, 2019
Voting & commenting begins for all
July 31, 2019
Deadlines for entries
August 31, 2019
Deadlines for votes & comments
September 5, 2019
10 finalists announced in both categories
September 5, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 15, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
categories
October 5, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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