Youth Social Entrepreneurship Examples

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Social entrepreneurship examples abound among the younger generation, as more than a few talented individuals chose to leave lucrative Wall Street careers to pursue their passion for social change.

One of these is Andrew Tai, who left his investment banking job to launch Unhaggle.com. This website seeks to help consumers by providing a platform where new car dealers compete online. Mr. Tai’s love of social entrepreneurship goes back much further though. At the age of 15, he started his first social enterprise as an after-school club.

He partnered with a math teacher at his school to start an investment club called Investors of Tomorrow, which he turned into a national charity for financial literacy and even sponsored an online stock investing competition for young people in Canada. In 2004, he won an award for his work from Youth in Motion. He continues to speak to teenagers and encourage them to become entrepreneurs.