Spotlight: Siobhan O’Keeffe

siobhan longWhat drives you?

Making a positive difference

Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years?

Awareness. The appetite for social entrepreneurship has grown – in terms of both the entrepreneurs themselves and the increase in socially minded consumers. Also, I would say that the barriers to entry have decreased, not least thanks to digitisation.

Currently reading

Doing good better: How effective altruism can help you make a difference, by William McAskill


Siobhán worked as the innovation manager of the medical innovation hub based in the Royal College of Surgeons before joining Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. In March 2014, Siobhán joined Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to support some of the Elevator Awardees. Along with this Siobhán also manages Social Entrepreneurs Irelands growing Alumni network. Working in both cases to ensure the best ideas get the right support. Listen to Siobhán’s interview for Aftering_Podcasts on Soundcloud, and check out her blog on Tumblr.



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