January 10

The Untold Stories of Social Entrepreneurs

You’ve probably read plenty of the standard inspirational stories of social entrepreneurs – you know, the ones where an idealistic young person is exposed to the reality of poverty during a stint in the Peace Corps (or something), then is inspired to launch a social business in response. That’s… the opposite of what we’re looking for in this interview series. Instead, we want to hear about the real challenges of being an entrepreneur in an emerging market: the seemingly impossible logistics, the frustration of dealing with funders or regulators, the times you risked everything, or doubted yourself and came close to quitting – and the reasons you soldiered on. If you’d like to share these sorts of anecdotes and insights in a written Q&A – and you don’t mind being frank – contact Scott Anderson.


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