Thursday, June 11, 2009
A Bull Market in Social Entrepreneurs - BusinessWeek: "Of course, philanthropic startups are hardly new to Stanford. Four years ago, Stanford students created Kiva.org, which links lenders in the rich world with microbusinesses in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Yet Kiva's co-founder, Matt Flannery, who was a judge in this spring's Social E-Challenge, says that something new is afoot. 'People want to find something that feeds their soul,' he says. 'That trend has hit a fever pitch.'"