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    Social entrepreneurship

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    We are proud to present a collection of stories about the amazing changemaking social entrepreneurs that Ashoka Switzerland supports!

    #LeadYoung - Richard Branson: finding new ways to do business and impact the world since he was 16

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    There are few if any entrepreneurs who have ventured more successfully in more businesses than Richard Branson.  And who can compete with him

    #LeadYoung - Valeria Budinich: Helping social entrepreneurs to access capital and resources to scale their initiatives

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    Valeria Budinich is a social entrepreneur and organizational strategist with 25 years’ experience specializing in high-impact business/social entre

    #LeadYoung - Robin Chase: leading one entrepreneurial coup after another, like Zipcar

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    If anyone understands the profound transformation of society that is now upon us, it is Robin Chase.

    #LeadYoung - Hacking the Self, then Hacking the System

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    It is not everyday you hear about young children questioning the status quo, revolutionizing the automobile industry, or filing for patents at age 13. But they’re out there, and this is the story of one. Today, Param Jaggi is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and social activist. He is the founder of Hatch, a simple and user-friendly app creation company. But to get here, his changemaker journey started when he was a teenager.

    #LeadYoung - Felipe Vergara: redefining access to education through a multi-million dollar financing innovation

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    For many young people around the world, paying for college tuition locks them into decades of debt.

    #LeadYoung - At 17, Gino Tubaro started transforming kids with disabilities into super heroes

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    At the age of 17, Gino Tubaro received a letter from a desperate mother. “Please make my boy, Felipe, a hand,” it said.

    By teaching practical culinary and social skills, Simone Berti is preparing individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities to assimilate into society and be self-sufficient.

    Rodrigo Baggio spearheads a rapidly growing movement to equip young people in low-income communities with computer skills and thus to expand their job opportunities and their access to modern society.