Oregon Business Magazine Highlights Social Entrepreneurship in Oregon

August 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Today, Oregon Business Magazine profiled the new social enterprise concept the SII is working on with Central City Concern and Sustainable Harvest. PSU MIM and MBA students in my class just completed the lion’s share of the feasibility analysis. Stay tuned…!

Here’s some of the article:

Social Entrepreneurship heats up in Portland

Portland is earning a reputation as a hub for business minds who want to change the world. Several local companies are finding a way to make a profit and actually do a little good for the world at the same time.

The concept is called social entrepreneurship, and the idea is to find a business model that can solve a social or environmental problem while also being profitable and self-sustainable.  The term was coined in the 1980s, but in recent years it has gained more attention and is finding success in the Portland area.

In February we reported on the Social Innovation Incubator that was launched by Portland State University to partner start-ups and established businesses and nonprofits with the resources they need to complete their own social venture projects….” more

Entry filed under: Press, SII Member News.

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