How to Start a Social Enterprise – Greg Overholt at TEDxYouth@Toronto – W/Evaluation Form

How to Start a Social Enterprise – Greg Overholt at TEDxYouth@Toronto

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Greg Overholt is confident that Social Enterprises can tackle many of the challenges today’s world by leveraging commercial principles to maximize social impacts. In his talk, he presented 6 tangible steps on how to start and grow your social enterprise by sharing his story of starting his organization.

Greg Overholt is the founder and executive director of the national student-led social venture Students Offering Support. SOS is a student organization based in 30 universities across North America where volunteer leaders hold group review session before exams, raising money for development projects in rural Latin America, built by volunteers on two week outreach trips. Since its inception in 2004, 3000 SOS volunteers have helped 25,000 students prepare for exams, raising $1,400,000 for education based development projects.

TEDxYouth@Toronto brings together a line-up of inspiring speakers, spectacular performers, and Toronto’s inquisitive young minds in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”. TEDxYouth@Toronto was hosted on Nov 16, 2013 at the Ontario Science Centre, Canada. For more information, please visit

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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