Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Resource Hub

social entrepreneur roadmaps


Discover what current entrepreneurs are doing and the terminology used by practitioners to begin navigating the field.

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Delve into Stanford's resources to take your interest to the next level. Read up on tips from alumni or browse some available courses to continue building your expertise. 

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Here are practical steps to help take your enterprise forward. Learn ways to find funds, the right team, and the best business plan for your social venture.

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tomorrow's social entrepreneurs in training

Discover how students around Stanford are getting involved in the field:

MiraclefeetTwo years ago, Ian Connolly and Jeffrey Yang took on a challenge posed by the Miraclefeet organization: build a low-cost, comfortable, and effective brace for clubfoot child patients in developing countries. They have come a long way since then. Recently the first shipment of the Miraclefeet Brace arrived on Connolly’s front porch, all the way from China.

Are you a student social entrepeneur and want to share your story? Contact Nicole Selby at the Center for Social Innovation.


Remembering Greg Dees: A social entrepreneurship pioneer

Greg DeesDees helped show how the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation could be blended with social missions to tackle poverty, pollution, and other global challenges. We reflect on his groundbreaking career through a selection of his works.