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November 5th, 2010

Lisa Lepson is the executive director of the Joshua Venture Group.

“Social entrepreneurs” may be the latest buzzword in the Jewish community, but at Joshua Venture Group, it is much more—and holds significant meaning.

As Joshua Venture Group re-launched our Dual Investment Program in Fall 2009, we pushed ourselves to question what we know and don’t know about the inherent qualities that define social entrepreneurs and embarked on a process to better understand and identify what we were looking for. We surveyed the academic and popular literature for definitions and qualities of social entrepreneurs, and we looked at those individuals inside and outside of our community who were, to our mind, accomplished social entrepreneurs. Read More »