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How Houston Entrepreneurs Are Using Business Sense for the Greater Good

Social entrepreneurs are business people who use their work to address social issues like healthcare, renewable energy or access to clean water. We discuss social entrepreneurship in Houston and some of the projects Houstonians are undertaking here at home and abroad. We hear from Andyshea Saberioon, CEO and co-founder of PlegeCents, a crowdfunding platform that […]

Social entrepreneurs are business people who use their work to address social issues like healthcare, renewable energy or access to clean water.

We discuss social entrepreneurship in Houston and some of the projects Houstonians are undertaking here at home and abroad.

We hear from Andyshea Saberioon, CEO and co-founder of PlegeCents, a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone to raise funds for K-12 school/classroom needs; Daniel Barker, co-founder of IMPACT Days, a venture empowering social entrepreneurs in the Houston community; and Dr. Rogelio Garcia-Contreras, founder of the Social Entrepreneurship Program at the University of St. Thomas.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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