Across the country, cities tout policy carrots like tax incentives or development projects to attract and retain workers and industries. However, new research shows there are other things a city can do to boost a particular class of ethically-minded entrepreneurs–called social entrepreneurs–as they launch and grow their ventures.
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On Sept. 12, at Halcyon House on Prospect Street in Georgetown, the seventh cohort of Halcyon Incubator showed a new type of businessperson coming to the surface — one that can be called the social entrepreneur archetype.
The 18th-century Halcyon House was purchased in 2011 by Drs. Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno, the founders of the S&R Foundation.
Boston-area social entrepreneurs, you’re in luck. You’re situated in the best ecosystem for social enterprise in the U.S. Also, entrepreneurs in some cities suspect that potential investors don't really understand what a social venture is.
Boston is the best city in the nation to be a social entrepreneur, according to a new ranking of the top 21 ecosystems, because social entrepreneurs in Beantown find it relatively easy to find funding there, especially from private investors and the public sector, and because of the overall awareness of social entrepreneurship.
The Social Enterprise Ecosystems Report measures social enterprise in twenty-one top U.S. cities based on funding, human capital, quality of life, and regulation
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