3 Problems You’d Most Like to Contribute Towards via Social Entrepreneurship: Ask Matt

Hey everybody and welcome to today’s episode of “Ask Matt”.

In today’s episode, we answer the question: “What are three problems do you see in society that you would most like to contribute towards remediating through entrepreneurial means?”

It’s a question from Andy in Sydney, Australia.

Why is this question and my answer important for you?

Firstly, in answering this question, I outline 3 opportunities where social entrepreneurship can most contribute.

And, I give 1 problem that is hot right now or social entrepreneurship.

Another reason for you to listen is that I actually give real business examples of how social entrepreneurship is tackling these major problems today.

So if you’re interested in this, stay tuned and find out, what are the problems that I’d like most to contribute to through social entrepreneurship?

Stay tuned!

Mass ShoutOut to My Crowdfunding Supporters

Thanks to the supporters who have pledged on my crowdfunding page. Check out: http://pozible.com/socentseries

Ana Gacis

Gerry Sugay

Eamon Davern

Vida Redoblado

Terry SiV

Anthony SadSad

Lesly Ann Alburquerque

Angie Sugay Redoblado

Thanks to the supporters who have pledged on my crowdfunding page. Check out: http://pozible.com/socentseries

photo by: Gamma Man

How to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro for a Good Cause: Lindy Kanan, Humanitarian & Adventurer

In today’s episode of the Social Entrepreneurship Series, we talk to Lindy Kanan – a humanitarian and adventurer, who is doing something crazy for a really good cause.

She’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the largest mountain in Africa. She’s trying to raise $5000 to do it.

She’s using crowdfunding and she’s raised quite a bit so far.

Why is this interview interesting and useful for you?

Well firstly, if you’re an unreasonable and crazy person like Lindy or even myself, then you’ll want to listen to this.

She’ll tell you how she’s doing it and how she’s able to raise so much money, including thousands of dollars in order to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Secondly, she also tells us why she’s doing it, and her story about what gets her passionate about human rights and humanitarianism.

She even gives advice and tips for others who want to do something like this. Tips for those who want to get involved in human rights and humanitarianism and advice for those who want to do a massive project like her, such as climbing a huge mountain for a good cause.

So stay tuned and listen to today’s interview with Lindy Kanan from Australia, the humanitarian and adventurer climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a good cause.

Support Lindy by Checking Out These Pages

Lindy’s Crowdfunding Page on GoFundraise
Lindy’s Kilimanjaro Challenge Blog

From Canberra, Australia

To Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (Africa)

photo by: Koen Muurling

How to Reach 79.69% of Your Crowdfunding Goal in Just 10 Hours + Mass ShoutOut to My Crowdfunding Supporters

In this special episode of the Social Entrepreneurship Series, I give you advice on how to reach 79.69% of your crowdfunding goal in just 10 hours.

Plus, I give a mass shoutout to all my current crowdfunding supporters. Check out: http://pozible.com/socentseries

Why is this episode important for you?

The reason is because many social entrepreneurs and business people, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs especially, feel that they are held back from launching or starting up their venture because they feel that they lack funding.

Well, I give you advice today on how to raise a couple of hundred dollars – or if you want to go bigger, a couple thousand dollars – through crowdfunding.

It’s a new and innovative and technological way to raise funds for your project.

So, why am I in a position to give you advice?

Because I raised 79.69% of my crowdfunding goal in just 10 hours. Check out: http://pozible.com/socentseries

Yesterday I had $0 pledged and for the past 6 days, I had nothing pledged.

But all of a sudden, in just 10 hours, I was able to reach 79.69% of my goal, and I think that’s excting. I’m so excited about it that I want to share my tips and ideas. I’ve got 3 specific tips to help you reach your crowdfunding goal as fast as possible.

I’m just so excited because through crowdfunding, it just opens up a whole new array of possibilities in terms of launching ventures, social entrepreneurship ideas. It’s so exciting!

So stay tuned, and find out how I did that – How I reached close to 80% of my crowdfunding goal in just 10 hours.

Check out: http://pozible.com/socentseries

Mass ShoutOut to My Crowdfunding Supporters

Martin Sejas

Ryan Nguyen

Andy Malakul

Carlo Gebilagin

Nelisa Loreto

Alan Luong

Lindy Kanan

Trung Bui

photo by: Photos by Mavis

How to Win a Social Entrepreneurship Competition: Interview with Kevin Miller, Co-Founder of Pennies4Progress & Winner of UNC Social Business Competition

In today’s episode of the Social Entrepreneurship Series, we talk to Kevin Miller.

He’s the CIO and Co-Founder for Pennies4Progress.

He’s also one of the winners of the 2012 UNC Social Business Competition, where he was actually awarded by the Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Muhammad Yunus.

Why is this interview important to listen to?

It’s important because it can help you figure out how to win a social business or social entrepreneurship competition which can then help you get recognition, get funding, and can even help you network with some of the top social entrepreneurs in the world, like Muhammad Yunus.

So, listen in on this talk.

Kevin also shares some of his ideas about:

  • the risks of social entrepreneurship,
  • how to get funding
  • how he started
  • and also some advice for aspiring social entrepreneurs out there.

So stay tuned, and listen to our talk with Kevin Miller from the United States.

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