For over a decade I’ve been loosely defining a “socpreneur” as “anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and the mindfulness for social good and impact.”. I think I now have a more thought out and simplified definition I’d like to propose.
A socpreneur is a person who is a social intrapreneur or entrepreneur for civic or social good.
Socpreneurship is the activity of setting up an project or business, for civic or social good.
A social entrepreneur (a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change) can be a socpreneur but so can a social intrapreneur (person working within a company who initiates and promotes innovative and entrepreneurial projects that have social impact).
Let me know what you think about this definition and in general what you think about the words we use to describe the social sector. I would love to especially hear from you if you work, study or simply get tickled by the evolution of the social innovation space.
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