Spotlight: Ian Fisk

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What drives you?

Finding ideas that have both social and business value (e.g. the diversity of perspective) and bringing them to scale.”

How do you define social entrepreneurship?

“I very specifically don’t. Mentor Capital Network works with companies whose social, environmental, and/or cultural mission strengthens their financial margins.”

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

Support systems that help entrepreneurs solve problems in their own communities, rather getting advice from outsiders.”


“My background can be described as building tools (serve-a-thons, computer networks, mentor networks) that help people strengthen their communities for 25 years. I served as the  first internet coordinator for a US presidential candidate and – in the 90s – was on the founding team of the largest all-volunteer serve-a-thon in the USA​. To date, I have engaged than 1,000 mentors to support and advise more than 300 operating social enterprises.”



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