This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How can we solve the world’s problems? We can start with social enterprises…and maybe earn some money, too. Marquis Cabrera shares what the most successful social enterprises have in common.
Marquis Cabrera is the founder and chairman of Foster Skills, an award winning social enterprise dedicated to empowering foster children to become successful, productive citizens. The success of Foster Skills and the numerous awards Cabrera has since won–including the Boston Globe’s Massachusetts Innovator of the Year, and Microsoft’s YouthSpark Change-Maker award–has led Cabrera to become a highly sought consultant for those wishing to found successful social enterprises.
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