Community

Since 2019, I have sat down with 70+ Social Venturers to talk about how they're supporting (social) entrepreneurs in their community, what challenges they encounter, and how they move forward anyway. These are their stories.

Daisy Ford-Downes

May 25, 2021

A Zebra is … someone who does the work. Whether they’re founders or funders or advisors, Zebras are the ones who roll up their sleeves and actually do the work to build better systems and do things the right way. And to me, the “right way” means being aware of the effect we have on …

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CRUX – Lauren Ruffin

May 25, 2021

A Zebra is … someone who is constantly questioning the status quo. As Zebras, we recognize that we are operating within systems that just don’t work for us. And there comes a moment for each of us where we recognize that somebody needs to fix this and then you realize… “someone” is you! An economy …

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Armillaria

May 3, 2021

For 2021, I teamed up with Zebras Unite, a global movement of entrepreneurs, investors, activists and entrepreneurship supporters of all types, sizes and – you guessed it! – stripes who believe in the power of business as a force to make the world a better place. In collaboration with the Dazzle, I will take you …

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Asetila Koestinger

May 3, 2021

A Zebra is … a business that doesn’t stand for only one thing anymore. And that is designed intentionally to be good and profitable, for us and for future generations. Challenging the status quo First of all, we need to start by naming the real issues. We must start talking about the climate crisis, not …

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Sheeza Shah

Apr 15, 2021

A Zebra is… a beneficial, kind and community-centric company that prioritizes societal welfare alongside profits. What’s wrong with the status quo? There are a number of things that I’ve discovered along the way and each learning has  informed much of my own journey, ultimately leading me to Zebras Unite. The main thing that has driven …

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Chris Cain

Apr 15, 2021

I originally met Chris Cain through our work at Startup Champions Network. At the time, Chris ran the Staunton Creative Community Fund before switching over to take the charge at the newly created Staunton Innovation Hub in Virginia. In May 2019, Chris took the role of Chief Experience Officer at Alternatives Federal Credit Union in …

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Charlton Cunningham

Apr 1, 2021

Charlton Cunningham serves as the Head of Programs at HBCUvc, an organization dedicated to bringing more diversity into the venture capital industry. He formerly was Executive Director of Startup Atlanta, a City of Atlanta-funded non-profit focused on economic and community development. Prior to Startup Atlanta, Charlton held roles in brand strategy and member experience design …

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Rachel Gerrol

Mar 31, 2021

Rachel Gerrol is a “Catalyst at Large”, working at the intersection of philanthropy, social innovation & community building. She is Co-Founder & CEO of NEXUS, the leading international network of next gen philanthropists & impact investors, with 6000+ members from 70+ countries representing families with a combined net worth of $650 billion. Her work stems …

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Titania Veda

Mar 19, 2021

“One of my favorite client projects was a year-long contract with the city of Austin, Texas. Bloomberg philanthropies funded us to design a project that would create better services for people experiencing homelessness. As service and content designer for this project, one of my directives was to actually create the lived experience of a year-long …

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