Is a person who applies Entrepreneurial principles, including:
- market-based principles,
- a sustainable business model, that is less dependent on grants and other charitable funding,
- innovative strategies, business models, delivery mechanisms, etc. often borrowed from the private sector to effect social, environmental or other changes for the good of society.
The current rise of the Social Entrepreneur seems to parallel the Entrepreneurial knowledge based start up companies that are transforming the global business landscape.