Social Enterprise

Early-stage social entrepreneurs are catalytic innovators who produce disruptive innovations, but often face momentous obstacles. Our program is designed to support high potential social entrepreneurs during the initial phases of development.

Social Entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs are the link between the Hunt Institute and under-resourced communities. They directly address social needs in their communities, using entrepreneurial and earned revenue strategies.

The Institute’s Social Entrepreneurs Program is focused on supporting innovative and high impact social entrepreneurs in particular. These innovators face a complex set of interconnected problems and a very limited support ecosystem to help overcome challenges, both locally and globally.


The Toolbox helps early-stage social entrepreneurs overcome identified hurdles to implementing solutions through a scalable and replicable pool of resources. The Institute developed this asset by leveraging its research, expertise of fellows and the IEC, and gifted and passionate students at the University.