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.

Gabriela Martinez

Jun 12, 2020

Founder and CEO of Wanuna.Store, an L.A. based social enterprise that connects consumers to ethically sourced goods from the Andean region. Gabriela is a qualified attorney in Ecuador, and an HSE Specialist with a strong knowledge in international trade of goods, workplace management systems and conformity assessment processes. After 7+ years working as an HSE …

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Chintan Panchal

Jun 12, 2020

10 years ago, Chintan Panchal left his position as a lawyer at a large international law firm to start his own shop, “While I had learned a lot and relished the complexity of the work we were doing, I was missing something. I realized I needed three key ingredients to be fulfilled in my work: …

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Ana Amrein Esnaola

Jun 12, 2020

Ana has dedicated her life to social innovation and social entrepreneurship. She studied International Relations in Switzerland, where she began her career at the Impact Hub Zurich. She has lived and worked in Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain and Germany. She worked in a social consulting firm managing projects on financial inclusion, gender equality or …

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Evgeni Kouris

May 25, 2020

“In a Mittelstand enterprise Up to two natural persons or their family members (directly or indirectly) hold at least 50% of the company shares and These natural persons also belong to the management of the enterprise. According to the definition of the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn, the terms Mittelstand, family enterprise and owner-managed enterprise …

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Mara Zepeda

May 25, 2020

Mara Zepeda is co-founder and CEO of Switchboard, a system design and technology firm serving institutions in transition, including higher education, media, capital markets, and civic engagement. We serve these partners through both our service design consultancy, fellowship, and curriculum as well as our award-winning software platform. We draw on principles of participatory, human-centered service …

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Lilli Ebner-Stoll

Apr 30, 2020

Lilli strives to make a dent in the crisis of chronic malnutrition by building sustainable and scaleable social organizations and leveraging cross-sectoral partnerships.She is the founder of Listo Maní+, a social enterprise that transforms scientific solutions against malnutrition, like fortified peanut pastes, into popular products that are highly accessible and affordable to all families in …

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Yuliya Tarasava

Apr 30, 2020

Yuliya Tarasava is the COO and Co-founder of CNote, an impact investment platform delivering competitive returns by investing in women, minorities and low-income communities across America. As an experienced financial professional with expertise in risk management and product development, Yuliya focuses on leveraging financial tools to increase economic opportunity for everyone. Previously, Yuliya led the …

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Christina Marie Noel

Mar 6, 2020

Christina Marie Noel is an award-winning Social Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist, Executive Coach, & speaker that specializes in helping organizations thrive through a unique combination of strategy and storytelling. Christina is a leader within the global B Corp movement. She is the co-founder of the NC B Corp Champions and in 2015, she received B Corp …

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Noa Gafni

Mar 6, 2020

Noa Gafni is the Executive Director of the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation. Noa began her career as an entrepreneur, founding a social network for women in 2005. She then joined the founding digital team at Hearst Magazines as Head of Social Media. During her MBA at London Business School, Noa became deeply interested …

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