Entrepreneurs as the Agents of Change and Opportunity


Joel Young, founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society and contributor for Kelowna Capital News, writes that this is the time to "accept the need and the challenge of the entrepreneurial spirit."

Young discusses how social entrepreneurs of today can be agents of change in the society. He defines what a social entrepreneur is, and how the concept of "opportunity" is at the core of entrepreneurship's essence.


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Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




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