Since 2019, I have interviewed more than 80 Social Venturers to talk about how they're supporting (social) entrepreneurs in their community, what challenges they encounter, and how they move forward despite the obstacles they face. These are their stories.

Veronica Guguian

Jan 7, 2022

A Zebra is… … a company that is in business for a few years (because you need to have product-market fit and understand your niche to be profitable) and is guided by a certain set of values: Is the company in the world to make money and make owners rich? Or is it there to …

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Sharon Chang

Jan 3, 2022

A Zebra is… … a provocation against the status quo. It’s a curiosity in itself and a creature of beauty. It’s an invitation for people to get into something different.  The Issue with Two-dimensional Thinking At the most foundational level, what’s troubling in today’s world is our inability to recognize our interdependence. The way we …

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Zebra Growth | Moh Al-Haifi & Celina Uhl

Dec 2, 2021

A Zebra is… Celina: … a company that is conscious and starts with a personal why. It focuses on a deeper purpose and creating a positive change within people and the planet. It puts customer success before customer acquisition. Moh: … the future of business. A Zebra is a company that tries to elevate not …

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Soenke Zehle

Dec 2, 2021

A Zebra is… … an ethos. A lot of people around me have been asking themselves ‘Why isn’t change happening even though so many of us want to see it happen?’ There’s no dearth of people who want to do things but apparently, we’ve been missing a story that brings us together. When Zebras Unite …

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Francene Chadwick

Oct 28, 2021

A Zebra is… The people, communities, and organizations that understand our societies have systemic issues that governments and the private sector, primarily well-intentioned, can’t possibly solve. Zebras find solutions, take action and execute swiftly to create a more prosperous future for all.  Zebras are the ones organizing, cooperating, collaborating, and picking up where others fall …

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Talie Smith

Oct 28, 2021

A Zebra is … a business modeled after the female code: I believe that as women we gravitate towards a social code of community. We are a fabric, not a thread.  We step up and we support others. We don’t take for ourselves until we know that the rest are supported. Of course, I must …

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Vanesa Nahir Acosta & Agustín D’Elio

Oct 28, 2021

A Zebra is… Vanesa: “For me, a Zebra is a company that exists to tackle an injustice that its founders are intimately familiar with. It’s also a company that addresses the most pressing social and environmental issues while earning revenue and being profitable.” Agustín: “Being a Zebra means being a company that creates a product …

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Camille Nisich

Oct 4, 2021

A Zebra is … a real, imperfect but important animal in the ecosystem of other animals. They don’t have to be magical or cookie-cutter, they just have to have a strong mission and a goal to move with their community from point A to point B.  Two ends of the spectrum: A broken status quo …

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Douglas Locklin

Sep 29, 2021

A Zebra is… … rare and wild. It’s an undomesticable animal that is unique and searches for a way to survive in a world in which their habitat is seriously jeopardized.  Our realities are often in conflict with each other which means we’re too often causing each other harm.  Douglas’ vision for the future Call …

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