Make a list of ALL the possible ideas that you can think of to make this happen Brainstorm on each idea with your friends/peers Now that you’ve accomplished your mission statement; enlist ALL the positive side-affects (Higher literacy, connectivity, employment opportunities etc) Aren’t those exciting?
KUDOS! Simply put, Social Entrepreneurship is “solving social problems” using Entrepreneurial skills!
Examples of Social enterprises (AMUL- made India largest producer of milk & milk products in the world; Restaurants like: Veeks & Thomas that employs folks from nearby towns…)
Social entrepreneurs are crazily driven by the idea of ‘impactful change’. But hey, they are still entrepreneurs! So, where others see problem, they see opportunity! Social entrepreneurship is NOT necessarily social service; they can be for-profit too! But the ‘social impact’ is considered beyond profit concerns.
“ Weekend Nuts” Vision : To facilitate creative, meaningful, yet, fun weekends for working professionals To Promote budding entrepreneurs & local businesses To popularize community service
To know more about “Weekend Nuts”, contact the founder: Rupa Patil : WeekendNuts@gmail.com visit www.WeekendNuts.com
ISIM Social Entrepreneurship by Rupa Patil
<ul><li>% internet penetration in India ? </li></ul>5%
<ul><li>Average Global internet penetration = 22% </li></ul>
<ul><li>To increase the internet penetration in India from 5% to 15% by year 2011 </li></ul>How will you accomplish this mission Statement? Can you ALSO do this by making remote towns computer-savvy? If yes, what’ll be the +ve side-affect?
You just solved Social Problem(s) in Entrepreneurial style! Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship ≠ Charity But, it’s about profit beyond money !
Dr. Mohammed Yunus Social Entrepreneur Nobel Peace Prize winner 2006 “ A social business is NOT a charity, a non-profit or non-governmental organization. It is a business in every sense. They are no different than the profit-maximizing businesses (PMBs). While PMBs have a primary goal of profit maximization for shareholders; social businesses have a primary goal of creating social benefits for those whose lives are touched by it.” Excerpt from his book: “Creating a World Without Poverty”
Social side of Weekend Nuts <ul><li>Infusing “activity” during lazy weekends </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting budding entrepreneurs & local businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Popularizing community service “Smiley-Day” </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly, nothing works like “Human Network”! </li></ul>
Happy Weekend Rupa Patil www.WeekendNuts.com [email_address]