Spotlight: Eric Lavin

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What drives you?

“Doing the most I can with what I have.”

How do you define social entrepreneurship?

“In essence, social entrepreneurship is any project that – at the core – has the mission to have a positive impact on society. To me, social entrepreneurship has a certain set of integrated metrics that cover its social impact and financial sustainability. These metrics should be at the forefront of your strategic plan. Every social entrepreneur should have a baseline metric that benchmarks his/her impact.”

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

“The number of social entrepreneurs and support organizations have gone up. The topic is more and more out there in the ether.


“I was a teacher, then a merchant banker and startup CEO. At Aspen Ventures, I bring all these skills and experiences to the table.



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