Tiffany Espinosa: Social Entrepreneurship

Startups that pay attention to Triple Bottom Line concerns—financial, social and environmental impacts—often have greater opportunities than traditional businesses for growth and development, says CU Denver’s Tiffany Espinosa.

Espinosa, the administrator and manager of Strategic Outreach for CU Denver’s 11-Month MBA Program, says we can’t count on a “silver bullet” to save us; we need to create a collaborative, socially responsible network that makes possible “silver buckshot.”

The democratization of venture capital (crowd-funding) and the democratization of media (everything on the web) are giving birth to a new American economy and a new global economy, one that can set new priorities that strive for things like the eradication of poverty and disease, the proliferation of clean energy sources, and the preservation of our planet’s resources.