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Highlights from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke

Launched in 2013, the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) was a five-year collaborative project between the U.S. Agency for International Development, CASE, and Innovations in Healthcare; SEAD also leveraged additional interdisciplinary partners across and outside of Duke University.  Through …

The Challenges of Scale and How to Overcome Them

At CASE we are obsessed with a few things – supporting social ventures and impact investors to become more effective at achieving lasting social change, training the next generation of impact leaders through our MBA programs, and trying to answer …

Teju Ravilochan, Uncharted, on Scaling Impact and Building Trust

Teju Ravilochan is co-founder and former CEO of Uncharted (formerly Unreasonable Institute), which he started immediately after college with Tyler Hartung and Daniel Epstein. Before Uncharted, he spent nearly a year as executive assistant to Paul Polak, founder of iDE, …

3 Insights from Serial Social Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin

This post is written by Hannah Ford, a second year Duke MBA candidate, CASE Scholar, and co-chair of the CASE Fellows program.  Prior to Fuqua, Hannah worked with several social impact organizations focused on the arts, and she spent this …

Business Partners Limited

By Jed Emerson and Brenna McCallick Business Partners Limited is a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, and selected African countries. The company actively supports entrepreneurial growth by providing financing, specialist sectoral …

Toniic E-Guide: Early-Stage Global Impact Investing

By Cathy Clark, Lisa Kleissner, Simon Morgan, Stephanie Rupp and Bonny Moellenbrock The goal of this e- guide is to help those with an interest in investing in early-stage impact enterprises learn how this work is being done by their …

Introduction to the Special Section on Social Entrepreneurship

By Paul N. Bloom Social entrepreneurs are leaders of ventures that employ innovative approaches to address social problems. Their innovations can emerge in the ways the products or services of the venture function; the ways they are distributed and delivered; …

How to Take a Social Venture to Scale

By Paul N. Bloom For a social entrepreneur with an innovative solution, the holy grail is scaling it—that is, taking it to a level where the new approach operates efficiently and effectively to achieve significant mitigation of a social problem. …