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Devin D. Thorpe

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Women Entrepreneurs Can Fund Their Dreams Without Striking a Devil’s Bargain

Dive into secrets of fundraising with business attorney and finance innovator Jenny Kassan

Press Release – OAKLAND, CA, January 31, 2018 — Jenny Kassan offers entrepreneurs a powerful fundraising formula that actually works. As a business attorney, certified transformational coach, social entrepreneur, and finance innovator, Kassan has forged a groundbreaking approach in which capital and mission align. The method is a boon for women entrepreneurs, helping them raise the capital they need, without compromising on vision or values. Kassan is the author of Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul.

On March 8-10 in Oakland, CA, Jenny will host her signature three-day event for women entrepreneurs, Fund and Fuel Your Dreams. This immersive hands-on training reveals the secrets to successful financing. Kassan will lead participants through the key strategies, covering each critical point in the funding journey — from setting expectations to crafting a winning pitch, from finding mission-aligned investors to understanding the laws and regulations that govern funding.

Kassan’s powerful trainings are an eye-opener for women entrepreneurs, starting with one key tip: you don’t need to self-fund your dreams — and you shouldn’t. As Kassan’s positive and practical method reveals, the landscape of investment capital is far more varied than many entrepreneurs assume. There are more kinds of investors out there than ever, with a wide range of motivations and interests. “Given this diversity,” Kassan says, “there are likely investors out there who are perfect for you. It’s a matter of knowing how to navigate the road map to find them and realizing that you can and should dream big.”

Women entrepreneurs are in an ideal position right now — to lean in and win the funding they need to create the impact they were destined to make. Women’s entrepreneurship has never been more important than it is now. Join Jenny Kassan for this three-day event, and learn how to fund and fuel your dreams.

About Jenny Kassan

Jenny Kassan believes entrepreneurs are heroes. She wants to help as many of them as possible to turn their big, bold, world-changing visions into reality. She has been an attorney for social enterprises for 23 years, and is a certified transformational coach, social entrepreneur, investor, and finance innovator. Her formula for mission-aligned capital raising has helped diverse entrepreneurs raise millions of dollars on their own terms. In addition to running her own firm, she is president of Community Ventures, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the economic and social development of communities.

Her new book is Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul, a savvy primer on how to find the right investors to fund your dreams. The book breaks down the secrets to successful funding and lays out the six strategies every entrepreneur needs to know to create a capital-raising plan that inspires and excites them, and is in complete agreement with their business goals and personal values.

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HUMAN CONNECTION Announces Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign to Serve International Changemaker Community

The new social, knowledge, and action network, HUMAN CONNECTION, enters the next phase of growth with its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo

Press Release – WEILHEIM/TECK (January 09, 2018) – Human Connection is a next-generation social network. Set up as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Germany, the platform combines social networking, knowledge exchange, and opportunities to take action in one interface to promote positive local and global societal change.

In order to make the basic version of the network available in the fall of 2018, Human Connection has started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which ends on January 17, 2018.

“The world is undergoing radical change at a rapid pace. People in all parts of the world need a purpose-built, neutral, and transparent online platform to meet the challenges of our time,” says Dennis Hack, founder at Human Connection.

Human Connection is not just another social network. It is designed to bridge the gap bet-ween negative news and positive action individuals can take to directly affect positive social change both locally and on a global scale.

Human Connection will include several unique features allowing users to:

  • Transform negative news into positive actions using an action button.
  • Filter content according to their preferences and create a truly personalized experience.
  • Collaborate harmoniously, peacefully, and solution-oriented with each other by creatin projects or events, connecting with non-profits, suggesting “Can Dos” or recruiting volunteers.
  • Participate in objective, fair, and structured discussions with tools like polls, “Pro & Contra”, and top lists.
  • Promote an open and united exchange of knowledge, ideas, and projects using the “Let’s Talk” chat function (video, audio, or text) and the “Versus” function, which allows users to post a counter-argument to a public post which can be voted up or down by the community.
  • Adapt viewing preferences using “Cockpit” and take advantage of the map view to find events, organizations, and groups near them.
  • Non-profit organizations, charitable projects as well as individual users will be able to register on Human Connection and use it as a tool for cooperation, social activism, and to connect with like-minded people around a common cause.

Human Connection collaborated with INALCO from the University Sorbonne in Paris and the Stuttgart Media University in Germany to do research and gather data on the necessary functions and the purpose of a truly social network. The research findings from both projects were incorporated into the initial development of Human Connection. Currently, four team members and numerous volunteers are working on the first version of the network.

Human Connection is financed by donations only. Dennis Hack would like to emphasize that Human Connection will stay commercial free. User data generated by the network will not be used for commercial purposes or passed on to third parties. All servers that are used to run the platform are located in Germany and are amenable to the German data privacy act.

Our Crowdfunding Goal

The goal is to launch the basic version of Human Connection in the fall of 2018. The Human Connection crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has been set up to support that goal with a funding target of 777,777 US dollars.

This budget will be used to increase the number of permanent employees to tackle a de-manding process of internationalization and improved legal protection. All technical structu-res will be adjusted to allow for worldwide open source cooperation and collaboration.

To support the Indiegogo campaign, visit:

To learn more about Human Connection and how to get involved, visit:

Learn more about the network’s features in the „Bee-Movie“ on YouTube:

About Human Connection

Founded by German entrepreneur Dennis Hack, Human Connection is a nonprofit social, knowledge, and action network headquartered in Weilheim-Teck, Germany, with the mission to turn negative news into positive action and connect people around philanthropic causes and social innovation projects. The platform is designed to be free of advertising, protecting user data, and fostering a sense of community and cooperation around the world’s most pressing topics.

Connect with Human Connection on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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BYU-H Students Lead Crowdfunding Campaign for Ghanaian Entrepreneur

Interview with Gabriela Porras, the Project Manager / Student Lead of Pangea Empowerment and Paul Wilson of Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

Gabriela Porras and a team of students at Brigham Young University of Hawaii are raising money to help an entrepreneur in Ghana raise the money she needs to launch a business selling handicrafts via the web to consumers in the developed world.

Crowdfunding page:

What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign?

The money raised on this campaign will all be going directly to Patience, a young entrepreneur in Ghana. Patience dreams of growing her small jewelry company but lacks the resources to get her raw materials and get quality pictures. By the end of this campaign she will empowered with not only the funding but the tools to continue her enterprise online. Patience is just one person but by helping her we hope to further empower entrepreneurs in her community.

More about Pangea Empowerment:


All across the world entrepreneurs are diligently working to come up with new ideas, create new products, and build a legacy for the next up and coming generation. In some areas though, issues such as poverty, hunger, crime, war, and violence impede the entrepreneurship dream. These hampered aspirations could do so much more if entrepreneurs had access to the right tools and opportunities. Pangea Empowerment’s purpose is to fuel the creativity and dreams of entrepreneurs everywhere, but particularly in locations where access to funding and specific technology is severely limited. To accomplish this goal, an academic model of research and teaching is being coupled with entrepreneurial principles and application.

Gabriela Porras

Gabriela Porras’s bio:


Gabriela Porras, a senior at BYU-Hawaii and from Colorado, is majoring in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in public relations and marketing. She is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to create positive change in their communities. Throughout this project she has lead the team through project management and helped with the research and curriculum development.

What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign?

After IndieGoGo and the credit card fees all money is being sent to Patience, the Ghanaian entrepreneur who the crowdfunding project was for. Our first objective of the crowdfunding project was to assist Patience in launching her bead company. Our second objective was to study the struggles of crowdfunding in Africa. We are teaching crowdfunding at an entrepreneurship conference in Congo, Africa December 18-21, 2017 and we wanted to best understand the issues that arise when an African entrepreneur tries to crowdfund.

More about Brigham Young University – Hawaii:

Twitter: @empowerpangea

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson’s bio:

Twitter: @paulwilson

Paul Wilson, the BYU-Hawaii faculty sponsor of Pangea Empowerment, teaches both social entrepreneurship and digital business in the Entrepreneurship Department. For the last 20 years Paul has been a digital technologist, specializing in search, content strategy, and application development. He has managed digital projects for hundreds of small businesses, and has held senior marketing positions for large corporations. Paul recently became full time faculty at BYU – Hawaii and utilizes his industry experience to help the students explore the vast potential of earning a living on the Internet.

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First-Ever Clean Energy Credit Union Raises Critical Start-up Funding

Leading national non-profit E4TheFuture provides financial backing to credit union as it gets ready to open for business

Press Release – The nation’s first-ever Clean Energy Credit Union (CECU) today announced that it has received critical startup funding from E4TheFuture, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing clean energy to all Americans. E4TheFuture has granted a $50,000 seed funding and an initial savings account for $100,000 to help capitalize and accelerate the implementation of the new and exciting CECU.

As part of its purpose, CECU aims to enable consumers to make energy efficiency and clean energy upgrades to their homes when they otherwise may not have been able to. See a two-minute video.

E4TheFuture President Steve Cowell said this award is an investment in the future of energy efficiency as well as other distributed energy resources such as wind and solar power. “We are supporting this organization because we believe it will help remove barriers to widespread adoption to clean energy and energy efficiency,” said Cowell.

“This decision fits our mission to bring the energy efficiency industry to greater success,” according to Cowell. “We are collaborating to bring benefits to a broad spectrum of Americans who want clean energy and energy efficiency but may not have the available cash to invest in improvements.”

“Support from E4TheFuture will allow the CECU to leverage more funding and will strengthen our ability to help people participate in the clean energy movement,” said board chair Blake Jones. “People are seeking new ways to make a difference to help our environment and usher in a clean energy economy. Our new credit union provides an easy way for people to be a part of the solution.”

“As a new organization committed to the common cause of building a robust clean energy industry, the CECU is proud to be a recipient of E4TheFuture funds,” said CEO Terri Mickelsen. “These dollars will go a long way toward helping all of us unite the clean energy participants to help consumers finance clean energy resources.”

The CECU received its federal charter from the National Credit Union Administration in September 2017, and plans to open its (virtual) doors by the end of 2017. A crowdfunding campaign (see video) is under way through November 12, 2017. Initial membership recruitment is targeting members of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES); impact investing and Socially Responsible Investing communities; consumers interested in purchasing a solar PV system, electric vehicle, or home energy efficiency retrofit; and credit unions with underutilized funds available to deposit in CECU and/or who are interested in participating in its loan portfolio.

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HomeBiogas 2.0 Turns Yesterday’s Kitchen Scraps Into Tomorrow’s Cooking Gas

HomeBiogas launches its clean energy home solution on Kickstarter, giving households the power to transform food waste into clean cooking gas and natural liquid fertilizer – and reduce their carbon footprint.

Press Release – Nevada – November 2017HomeBiogas, the clean energy solutions provider, launches its latest biodigester, HomeBiogas 2.0 transforming leftover kitchen waste into reusable, clean gas. After a successful first crowdfunding campaign, HomeBiogas launches its latest at home biodigester HomeBiogas 2.0 which works at twice its original speed. Each system produces up to three hours of cooking gas per day. Now, more durable, cheaper, and easier to assemble, HomeBiogas 2.0 launches on Kickstarter with a ready to use stovetop.

Imagine how much waste households around the world produce each year. Every family dinner prepared, school lunch packed, and leftovers spoiled contributes to the 1.3 billion tons of food that is wasted every year! In fact, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a staggering one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is either lost or wasted. For households looking to go green, the best alternative is traditional composting, which requires constant upkeep, smells unpleasant, and can attract pests. With HomeBiogas 2.0, your household’s leftover organic waste can be effortlessly deposited into a closed, odorless appliance which converts waste into biogas to fuel your kitchen cooking needs and fertilizer to nourish your plants and garden.

Most biodigesters on the market today are either large and bulky, limited to certain areas, or specifically for commercial use. HomeBiogas took the outdated existing technology and updated it, so modern families can have an affordable and user-friendly experience. HomeBiogas 2.0 makes going green easy with its DIY appliance, allowing you to:

  • Save Green – HomeBiogas 2.0 supplies free energy all year round from material you already have at home: your organic waste so you don’t have to pay for energy to power your stove.
  • Cook Green – HomeBiogas 2.0 provides a clean and sustainable alternative to electricity, propane, and natural gas. Each system produces up to three hours of renewable cooking gas daily.
  • Live Green – HomeBiogas 2.0 up-cycles food and animal waste that normally would be decomposing in landfills emitting potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, a major contributor to climate change. By collecting these gases, HomeBiogas 2.0 alleviates dependence on harmful sources of energy, turning your household into a self-sustaining ecosystem.
  • Grow Green – HomeBiogas 2.0’s system recycles nutrients from your household’s organic waste into a natural liquid fertilizer which is rapidly absorbed into the soil for happier, healthier plants.

Each appliance, equipped with a water-resistant outer layer, is fed with equal parts food waste and water. Installation is simple, just fill the digester with water, mount the gas container with the sandbags HomeBiogas supplies, and the machine is ready to go. Inside the system, the waste is broken down naturally by bacteria, releasing biogas. The gas tank gradually inflates with ready-to-use gas. Through a patented mechanical pressure mechanism, the gas is delivered at a uniform rate from system to the stovetop.

HomeBiogas 2.0 also creates the opportunity to provide clean energy and natural fertilizer to the millions of families who live in underserved communities in nations around the globe. In underdeveloped regions of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean, very few have access to clean energy, and formal waste removal services are uncommon. The standard practice in these areas is to cook on wood or charcoal, which creates harmful indoor air pollution and causes long-term detriments to respiratory health. On top of the health concerns, cooking with these materials also contributes to deforestation and climate change. HomeBiogas provides a clean, easy alternative to these cooking fuels.

“We are a socially conscious company at our core,” says Oshik Efrati, CEO & Co-Founder of HomeBiogas. “Our initial campaign gave eco-conscious, western consumers the opportunity to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and start using renewable energy at home. We believe that with our new campaign and the lowered price point, HomeBiogas 2.0 will have an even bigger impact on communities across the globe, whether it’s used in the U.S., the Philippines or Senegal.”



HomeBiogas, founded in 2012, is the first company to produce and sell DIY family-sized biodigesters. Located in Beit Yanai, Israel, HomeBiogas has set out to offer every household easy access to renewable energy. Founded by Oshik Efrati, Yair Teller, and Erez Lanzer, HomeBiogas’ mission is to enable those in both developed and developing nations to lead a more sustainable life through cooking, growing, and smarter energy production.

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Wuji Announces Launch of Crowdfunding Campaign at UN General Assembly

Wuji Aims to Launch Operations Within Three Months of Meeting Crowdfunding Goal

Press Release – September 18th, 2017 – New York, NY – Wuji, the world’s first Eco-conscious ride-share company, today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Monday, September 18th at the U.N. General Assembly in NYC.

Wuji is dedicated to making a positive environmental and human impact by partnering with earth-friendly and progressive organizations such as Tesla Sustainable Villages, which is helping establish an off-grid sustainable HQ for Wuji in the Chicagoland area, and, which empowers women to plant trees across the globe.

“My goal with Wuji is to model a new way for business to function. Moving into the future, businesses must aim to become regenerative models that give back to future generations. Today more than ever, people want to align their values with their spending habits, and Wuji is an easy way to vote with your dollar and be the change you want to see in the world,” said Stephen Cutter, CVO of Wuji.

As part of a commitment to providing a positive impact for riders and drivers beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Wuji provides support for women and marginalized riders with safety features such as an integration with Guard Llama (as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank). It also offers fair and equitable opportunities for its drivers through equity-sharing programs (such as offering the opportunity to earn passive income by signing up new riders) and maintaining a driver representative on its board.

“Our grassroots organizational and financial model means we care about the planet and people alongside profits. Wuji’s goal is to have many people earn a fair living while being treated well. It also means we’ll give back to every community where we operate, letting riders donate by rounding up or adding $1 to give a ride to someone in need. It means playing a crucial part in transporting veterans to doctors’ appointments, elementary school students to community gardens and after school programs, and senior citizens to social engagements.”

Wuji’s Partnerships:

About​ ​Wuji,​ ​LLC

Wuji is the world’s first eco-conscious ride-share company dedicated to making a positive environmental and human impact. Our mission is to reduce carbon emissions and partner with organizations dedicated to restoring our planet’s health, both while providing safe and reliable access to transportation.

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Your Support To Bolieve’s Mission Helps Educate Kids in Bolivia

Bolieve will produce handmade backpacks and by selling each backpack, they will provide a day of education to an average of 25 kids in Bolivia. They are raising money on kickstarter. Recently I caught up with Gabriel Ruiz to learn more about the effort; here’s what he told me:

What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?

Bolieve’s mission goes beyond high-quality handmade products by incorporating social entrepreneurship. For each handmade backpack sold, Bolieve will provide a day of education to an average of 25 kids in Bolivia. By implementing the one for one model, it will tackle the top factors of poverty, lack of job opportunities and quality education.

How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?

I’m hoping to raise $30,000. The main reason is to reduce the production cost of the handmade products by order a higher quantity of items, therefore, we can make a bigger social impact. So far I’ve raised $1,600 ans we have 26 days left in Kickstarter.

Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?

As a native Bolivian, I have a enormous desire to help communities in need from Bolivia. I’ve seen the struggles that they have and I’m sure that with social entrepreneurship I can make a considerable positive impact in Bolivian communities, not just by donating money for education but also serve as an example to Bolivian entrepreneurs so they can begin contributing to different social obstacles.

What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?

The rewards basically consists on Handcrafted Bolivian Backpacks, we also offer handmade bracelets. All of our products are handmade with high quality “Aguayo” and Leather. Aguayo is a traditional handmade weave absolutely beautiful.

Check out the campaign:

Visit the website.
Follow on Facebook.
Follow on Twitter at @BolieveOfficial


New Documentary By Award-Winning Director Stephanie Soechtig And Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock To Feature Environmental Activist Erin Brockovich

“THE DEVIL WE KNOW” Chronicles One Of The Biggest Environmental Scandals In U.S. History, Involving One Of The Most Recognizable Brand Names Ever: Teflon

An Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Launches This Week To Support The Completion Of This Groundbreaking Documentary

Press Release – New York, NY – June 21, 2017 – Two forces in the documentary film world — Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and award-winning director Stephanie Soechtig (FED UP) – have teamed up on an eye-opening new film that tells the story of an unprecedented chemical contamination that started in one of their hometowns before spreading around the globe. Today marks the launch of their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, in order to raise the funds needed to finish the film, which is currently in post-production.

After taking on, respectively, fast food behemoth McDonald’s and the food and beverage industry, the filmmakers have turned their attention to the chemical industry in THE DEVIL WE KNOW.

Soechtig is the director, producer and writer of the project, with Spurlock coming on board as the Executive Producer, Jeremy Seifert (GMO OMG) co-directing, and Mark Monroe as co-writer. The film features environmental activist Erin Brockovich, who famously took on Pacific Gas and Electric for contaminating the drinking water in Hinckley, California, and has remained an outspoken advocate for citizens across the country and around the world whose water has been poisoned.

THE DEVIL WE KNOW focuses on one such story that unfolded in Parkersburg, West Virginia. For decades, the makers of Teflon, the multi-national chemical corporation DuPont, exposed its workers and an entire community to C8, a toxic chemical used to make its non-stick superstar and countless other consumer products. Now, according to the CDC, C8 is found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans.

“C8 is one of the most prolific contaminants we’re seeing. It’s popping up every place,” states Brockovich. “It’s in everything. I’m dealing with so many communities right now who are sick. Many have suffered with illnesses that science is starting to link with C8.”

“As a native West Virginian, this story and the struggle the people of this community endure is one I could not ignore,” adds Spurlock. “I am hopeful that with this movie, we will continue to get them all the justice and closure they deserve.”

“I’m so excited about the team we’ve put together on this film,” says Soechtig. “Morgan is a very generous and gracious collaborator, and his support of the film is especially meaningful given that it takes place in his hometown of Parkersburg, WV. And working with the incomparable Erin Brockovich has been profoundly important to the telling of this story.”

With the project in post-production, the filmmakers today launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to finish the film. Those interested in supporting THE DEVIL WE KNOW can find out more at Unique perks for participating include a 2-night stay, plus dinner, at The Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY; an opportunity to pitch a film and/or television project to a major production company; a pair of tickets to a taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers in New York – including a meet-and-greet with Meyers; and a lunch meeting with director Morgan Spurlock.

“This film is an incredibly fascinating story that unfolds very much like a narrative film,” adds Soechtig. “While it is similar to my other films – UNDER THE GUN and FED UP – in that it explores a very complex, very urgent social issue, stylistically it is much different from those films and that has been an exciting challenge for me. I am hopeful that THE DEVIL WE KNOW will be a wake-up call to the public about the complete lack of oversight on tens of thousands of industrial chemicals in this country.”

THE DEVIL WE KNOW represents the second film on which Spurlock’s Warrior Poets has partnered with Indiegogo to support the funding of documentaries on the crowdfunding platform.

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New Author, Podcaster Launches Radio Show With Crowdfunding Campaign

Tony Loyd is a podcaster who interviews social entrepreneurs. He has just been invited to host a weekly, drive-time radio show. He’s also finishing up a book. To launch all of this, Tony is running a crowdfunding campaign on

Tony lives by the mantra “miracles happen when you are in motion.” He says, the radio show came about because he was out and about, was producing a podcast and another host of the radio show connected him to the producer.

His book, Crazy Good Advice, features ten lessons from the 150 episodes of his show, extracting patterns and insights from the great social entrepreneurs he’s interviewed.

Tony is out to change the world.

He says, “Our business is focused only on amplifying the stories of social entrepreneurs. Stories move us. They take us out of our logical brains and help us to connect with one another.”

“When people hear stories of social good, they are engaged, informed and inspired,” he continues.  “Because social entrepreneurs are everyday people like you and me, when listeners hear their stories, they see themselves as possible changemakers too.”

The audio format is powerful, Tony says. “The stories inspire people to take action. Listeners are more inclined to give time, talent, and treasure to help a cause. Or, they take the leap and become changemakers themselves. The circle expands and encourages more social good and more stories that need to be told.”

Tony Loyd

Tony Loyd

More about the Social Entrepreneur:

Twitter: @SocEntPod

Every Monday you hear interviews with social entrepreneurs, founders, investors and thought leaders. They share their successes, failures and what they have learned along the way.

Tony’s bio:

Twitter: @TonyLoyd

Tony is the executive producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where you can hear the stories of changemakers who are making an impact on the world.

Tony has provided leadership to Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years, with global brands such as John Deere, Medtronic and Buffalo Wild Wings. He has extensive experience conducting strategic planning, leading organizational design, creating talent management strategy and conducting leadership development workshops.

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This Film Needs Your Help To Show The Stories of Social Entrepreneurs Fixing Some of The World’s Biggest Problems

THE NEW BREED: The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur – is a new feature documentary that captures millennial change-makers using business to fix some of the world’s biggest problems. They are raising money on StartSomeGood. Recently I caught up with Pete Williams to learn more about the effort; here’s what he told me:

What is the social benefit you hope to achieve with or through your crowdfunding campaign?

I was inspired to make a feature film about Social Entrepreneurship because so many people still don’t know what it means and so many of us in the field find it hard to define. The two primary goals of THE NEW BREED are to raise Social Entrepreneurship to mainstream awareness and to encourage all of us to be more conscious about who we share our money with and what effect that has on people and the planet.

How much money are you hoping to raise and why? How much have you raised so far?

We are hoping to raise $20,000 from our crowdfunding efforts, which will be used exclusively to cover travel costs to film stories of social impact outside of the USA. Our three featured entrepreneurs have their impact centres in Chile, Peru and Uganda and the money raised will cover flights and accommodation for crew as well as car hire, local fixers and equipment.

Whom are you trying to help with your project and why?

The entrepreneurs we are featuring in the film are helping end poverty in Uganda, empower women in Peru, rescue plastics from the ocean in Chile and supply homeless men and women with products they need in the USA. The film will highlight these stories in the hope of inspiring a new generation of change-makers to consider a life as a social entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

What rewards, if any, are you offering to your supporters?

We are offering a bunch of great incentives all made with love by our Social Entrepreneur partners. We have t-shirts from Krochet Kids, socks from Bonfolk and skateboards from Bureo as well as pins, hats, watches, bags and much more.

Check out the campaign:

Visit the website.
Follow on Facebook.
Follow on Twitter at @NewBreed_Movie

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