Social Innovation #1

Social innovation is motivated by the goal of meeting some social need. Social innovation can be defined as the act of implementing some new idea whether it is a new model, product,  service, concept, or strategy, creating new social relationships or collaboration like the Start-Up Life Groups that has a benefit for society. Social innovation can also be an organization or company like The Icelandic Start-Up Center that strives to develop and design solutions that meet social needs.

social-innovation-strategyToday is a great time for considering social innovation. Many societies are going through tough times because of things like flawed and in many ways corrupt and outdated systems. There is indeed a space for social innovation in today’s society. The fact that social innovation creates prosperous societies should make people think about why social innovation is not more in the mouth of people today, both at the ground and policy level. It should be considered a common sense to view social innovation as a top priority.

When visionary people come to gather in creative collaboration, some great thing can really happen for the society. It does not take many great people to come up with and implement social innovative ideas that can seriously change the society. Social innovation can be a stimulate for new business models that are made for unmet social needs and new markets that can be developed from ideas like the Start-Up Life Model.

The Start-Up Life Model is not only made for current innovators and entrepreneurs, it is made to activate and train new type of social innovators and entrepreneurs. The model is designed for normal talented people and professionals that want to make their way in life as a free and independent person both in their personal and professional life.

Social innovation should not only be good for society, it should also increase the chance for individuals to act, to enable people to help them self. The Start-Up Life Model is designed to enable individuals to help themself as well as their society to systematically create new opportunities and value.

Social Entrepreneurship 1#

SOCIAL entrepreneursSocial entrepreneurs are those who strive to create solutions to social problems.  They are on a mission to create and sustain social value. Social entrepreneurs are in the business game for the greater good to give to the society, and at the same time getting a fair reward for their effort.

Social entrepreneurship could and should be thought  to children at a early age. The education system should imprint in a child mind the social entrepreneur mindset. 6-10 year old children should understand the concept of business and be aware of the possibility to be free and independent entrepreneur. That is truly a worthy dream that every child should seek.

Successful entrepreneurs are not smarter than you. They are just those who try to figure out and play the game being in business. After the society have been exposed by various of greedy and corrupt entrepreneurs the word entrepreneur is sadly a shame word in some peoples minds because the word is associated with negative labels. The fact is that most entrepreneurs are not bad, but surely there is a space for improvement.

That is why we should train them while they are young, let´s teach our kids the social entrepreneurial way of thinking. Imprint the mindset of giving to earn the right of getting.

The Startup life model is being developed to teach and train the next generation of social innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals. People that practice social entrepreneurship for creation of a better society.

Entrepreneur is defined as someone that organizes, operates and assumes the risk for a business venture. Entrepreneurs are those who:

  • Search for opportunities
  • Find out what people need
  • Find out what can be done better
  • Analyse the society’s problem’s
  • Develop or produce products
  • Turn obstacles in their advantage
  • Start a businesses that makes solutions
  • Automat things
  • Buy and resell things