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This collection of stories is about social entrepreneurs that Ashoka Switzerland supports. This term describes an individual who conceives of, and relentlessly pursues, a new idea designed to solve societal problems on a very wide scale by changing the systems that undergird the problems. This definition includes two critical components.
- First, the entrepreneur must seek to create impact on a wide societal scale; he or she will not rest until the new idea has been broadly adopted at the national and even international level.
- Second, the entrepreneur must seek systemic change, defined as...