Call for Participation: Entrepreneurial Experiences of Social Innovators

Are You a Social Innovator?

Are you a social innovator working at the fringe, creating wholly new models that are meant to transform the field? Are new relationships (with unusual suspects) a key to your success? Does securing mentorship and investment often feel like a struggle because you don't fit neatly into pre-defined social or entrepreneurial categories? Do you wish you could redesign the social innovation ecosystem to better serve your needs?

Are you free at the beginning of May?

The Babson Entrepreneur Experience Lab needs new venture entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs inside organizations and movement builders for nationwide project that begins in May 2013. We're seeking social innovators—hybrid thinkers who straddle the boundaries of social and economic impact as they work toward scalable, sustainable, systemic solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to learn about your social innovation experience. Your contribution helps the eLab team map the day-to-day experiences of social innovators. This work aims to craft a new, more expansive definition of what entrepreneurship is and can be. Additionally, we hope to co-develop new ideas for ecosystems that can effectively support social innovators. As part of the project, you receive compensation for your time, but you will also have access to a small community of like-minded entrepreneurs from around the nation who you can connect with and learn from. It’s a great opportunity to gain insight into and showcase your own entrepreneurial process.


To participate, you need to be available May 6 - May 19, 2013. You must be interested in contributing daily to a private project website in the form of short journal-like posts, photo or video uploads, and contributions to (asynchronous) group discussions. Are You a Social Innovator?

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