Students with Socially Sustainable Ventures Should Apply to Social Spark
I recently spoke with an inaugural member of The Next 36, Canada’s entrepreneurial initiative, who launched a non-profit venture in Social Spark. He says The Next 36 was an eye-opening experience. It has allowed him to think of entrepreneurship in a way that is not just about disruption, innovation, and taking it away from the guy beside you.
“I walked away from the Next 36 program convinced that entrepreneurship is an attitude and one that can be practiced in nearly all walks of life,” said Social Spark co-founder Saksham Uppal. “The desire of the entrepreneurially minded to challenge the status quo and create value for themselves and others is a driving force forward for society. The program also reminded me that above all else the entrepreneurially minded strive to have an impact. This impact is not only quantified through dollars and cents, but also through the improvement in the quality of life of different societal groups.”