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About the Course

Do you have an idea that could help solve a societal problem? Are you wondering if starting a social enterprise is the best way to go forward? You are thinking about becoming a social entrepreneur! In this course, you’ll critically examine what makes for a good idea, and whether that idea requires starting a new business. You’ll craft a personal immersion plan while considering different ways to create impact. You’ll explore the personal challenges and connections to your life’s purpose before deciding to commit to becoming a social entrepreneur. Each week, you’ll see and hear from 11 real-life social entrepreneurs, working around the world, and sharing the lessons they’ve learned as well as the mistakes they’ve made and how you can overcome them. Among their experiences are: providing clean water in India and the Dominican Republic, warming premature babies without incubators, improving education in Africa and Detroit, and providing affordable fresh food to low-income residents of Los Angeles. Ultimately, you’ll be able to decide whether your idea is necessary for the world, and if starting a social enterprise is the right path for you. This course is based on the book “Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Starting Out, Scaling Up and Staying True” by Michael Gordon....

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By Dylan V

Mar 22, 2021

This course was very insightful and included a lot of different social entrepreneurs who were eager to share their story. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is an aspiring entrepreneur, entering college, or even a new job as it will allow you to understand the importance of not only your personal mission, but your overall impact on society.

By Kamalesh T

Oct 10, 2020

There were many key takeaways from this course, it was flexible to the core - but its just the beginning - lots of practice is essential but this course is a comprehensive guidelines of todo towards the approach of becoming a social entrepreneur !


Oct 10, 2020

Insightful and practical.

By Niyan F

Jul 10, 2021

I LOVED this course! The stories from the Social Entrepreneurs were so inspiring and they gave great insight into what it takes to be a Social Entrepreneur. It really helped me to gain insight into this area. I highly recommend this course!!!

By shimab S

Jun 28, 2021

A genuinely insightful introduction to the topic of social entrepreneurship. The content is beneficial.  I am currently building a social enterprise, and this course has given me another boost of confidence to carry on.


By Alex D T

Dec 28, 2020

great insights, eye opening examples from those who dared to venture

By Cleide M d M

Jan 22, 2023

I have learned a looooot! It helped me define that this is not the moment to open my own venture, but I will keep working at the organization that provides opportunities for me to go ahead with my mission, which is to qualify Black youth for the job market through EFL and qualify the companies through Racial Literacy to hire them.

By Jaidath M

May 3, 2021

This was an excellent course. It was very informative and i was able to relate to the various social entrepreneurs. I was inspired to continue my work and felt a sense of vindication in my current efforts. I was also able to learn new skills and techniques to achieve more impact and to be better organised

By Matheus M

Jan 4, 2023

A great course so that you can have a macro view of the problems that are difficult to understand undertake socially.


Sep 21, 2022

A really love this course why not I want to make my society like a happy family.

By Ayasha N I

Jun 13, 2021

good course

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Dec 9, 2021


By Lay T C

May 11, 2021

Very basic