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: