The Case for Catalytic Funding of Latino-focused Startups

[Note: If you're interested in the updated and much-improved version of this pitch--especially if you're a Latino-focused entrepreneur--my gmail address is mark.c.hand.] This year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford launches GOTO, an ambitious project to focus the university’s attention on a particular topic of global import. The first topic is demography, with a focus on …

Social Entrepreneurship 101

In 2013 I co-authored a post on the Skoll Centre blog called "Social Entrepreneurship 101. That blog linkrotted in 2020, so here's the full text, thanks to the Wayback Machine.  “Social Entrepreneurship,” according to one definition, “strives to solve social problems at a systemic level using innovative, sustainable, scalable, inclusive and measurable approaches.” What? In the 1980s, …