A Silicon Valley native, Alex spent the last three years building and encouraging the field of social entrepreneurship in Sweden through his position with Reach for Change, where he had the pleasure of running an incubator for leading Swedish social entrepreneurs, helping them scale their organizations and their impact. He co-founded and now advises the crowdfunding site, which has supported the launch of over 600 social ventures and has raised over $6 Million for social change projects. He's spoken to groups about social entrepreneurship at Universities, Businesses and even the White House and has written on social innovation for Fast Company, The Guardian and others. Prior to StartSomeGood, he hosted a podcast for Ashoka and conducted research on the intersection of new media and politics. He graduated with a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from UCLA and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

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Innovating Like a Social Entrepreneur

Alex Budak

Businesses today face a huge challenge in today’s rapidly changing world: they must innovate or risk falling desperately behind.

How can startups, companies and business teams learn what it takes to be on the cutting edge? Alex believes there is no better group to learn from than social entrepreneurs — leaders who put their own comfort, safety and sanity on the line to drive social change through new, innovative approaches.

In this talk, Alex shares lessons learned as a social entrepreneur himself as well as in coaching and advising dozens of social entrepreneurs around the world.

He will share how a social entrepreneur approaches a challenge, where they go for inspiration and how they remain creative, innovative and resilient through moving stories, examples and first-hand experiences.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support