- 23 July 2018
> What is scaling up?
First off: what does scaling up mean?
The term is borrowed from the industrial era. And, the way we scale up social change leans heavily on private sector experiences, whether it’s the mass production of industry, the clinical trials of big pharma or lean start up methodologies.
Research conducted by ‘Asymmetric Information and Entrepreneurship’ has concluded that the main reason why some people choose to be entrepreneurs is because the individual believes that they are ‘better than their resumes show and they realise that they can make more money by going it alone’. The research paper goes on to explain that in most cases, the entrepreneur is in fact correct. Many more reasons as to why a person may become an entrepreneur were also found, the full research list of reasons can be found below.
- 8 May 2018
Recently on a business trip to Sofia, Bulgaria, we were taken on a study visit of a social enterprise network set up by a local woman, Nadezhda Savova. Her story is particularly interesting, as it involves the creation of global organisation of community centres called Bread Houses.
Here it is an amazing example of what Social Entrepreneurship means.
Unicef shared another story of innovation about UPSHIFT project. In Kosovo, people from all over the world met for a 3-day workshop for preparing the international youth to shape their future. As Social SME Academy is doing for Europeans, this programme combined mentorship and learning materials to provide young people across the globe competences and resourses to build innovative solutions in their communities.
Check it out and get inspired!