Impact Entrepreneurs Database Project
Unlike more mainstream business sectors, broad-based empirical analyses of social entrepreneurs and their ventures remain sparse. SE@G is collaborating with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs to leverage the reach of entrepreneurial accelerator programs around the world and attract early stage social entrepreneurs to a global database. This project collects specific venture/entrepreneur data, along with periodic social impact and business performance information. With these matched data in hand, we are in a position to develop and evaluate testable insights about the various cause-and-effect relationships that characterize the field of social entrepreneurship.
In 2012, we piloted a survey and prepared a summary of preliminary insights. In 2013, we hired a project consultant to work with our current partners and selected additional accelerator programs to formalize and expand our capacity to generate researchable data.
For more information about this research project, please see our 2013 Mid-Year Data Summary: Data-Driven Insights about Impact Entrepreneurs and Accelerators.