Posts Tagged ‘social enterprise’

The Next Real Innovation: Business Purpose

Posted by Salah Boukadoum

Economist Marci Rossell gave a speech in Dallas last week in which she noted that there were two great innovations in the last 40 years that truly drove corporate productivity.

The first was technological: Individual workers gained access to computers. …

Exposition Park Coworking Community Will Be Hub Where ‘Profit Meets Purpose’

Posted by Heather Noel

Exposition Park will officially welcome a new coworking community Saturday with a mission to meld enterprise and social good.

Impact House Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann said his space will operate in the intersect where “profit meets purpose.”

“I think …

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes
at ‘OneUp the Pitch’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable wage, and raised her nonprofit company so it can compete with high-end brands.

Jennifer Sampson presents Brittany Merrill Underwood with the $75,000 prize as the judges look on

Jennifer Sampson presents

Social Entrepreneurs Vie for $100K in ‘Shark Tank’ event ‘With a Heart’

Posted by Heather Noel

Five social entrepreneurs will be competing in a Shark Tank-style pitch contest April 6 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. 

During “OneUp the Pitch,” social entrepreneurs will present their solutions to community issues in front of five …

Bloom & Give Helps Keep Girls Focused on Education

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

Dallas area residents Madhu Rajendran and Partha Raghunathan are using their business to combat gender disparity in their native India.

As founders of Bloom & Give, the former technology consultants sell bags, scarfs, and other accessories and donate half …

For Social Impact, Build Financial Sustainability into Your DNA

Posted by Salah Boukadoum

What do you think of this mission statement? “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Does it sound like it belongs to a for-profit or a nonprofit?

Some of you may recognize it, yet, others …

Workbench at The Grove: Building an Impact Business

Posted by Dallas Innovates

On Thursday, September 29th Soap Hope Co-Founder Salah Boukadoum will be the featured speaker for [email protected]’s summer series.  

Boukadoum will share nuts and bolts advice for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, share a vision of Dallas as the Impact City, …