Posts written by: Janneke J. Lang

Food for Change Raises $33,500 in 4 Months

Food for Change Raises $33,500 in 4 Months

By Janneke Lang From Fledgling to Growth In September 2015, Stacey Smith and Valeria Miranda of Food for Change, attended their first Inspiring Enterprise accelerator class not really knowing what…
A Lean Startup Approach

A Lean Startup Approach

The Inspiring Enterprise’s mission is to use business practices as a tool for social good. The Inspiring Enterprise will do this by employing the Lean Startup methodology, used widely in…
Cruz Cares Impact: Local and Beyond

Cruz Cares Impact: Local and Beyond

Exceeding Expectations The Inspiring Enterprise and its organizers hosted Cruz Cares: A Pitch Contest for Social Change on March 4, 2015 with applicant and fundraising goals. We were aiming for…
The Santa Cruz County Housing Crisis

The Santa Cruz County Housing Crisis

Santa Cruz County is known around the world for its culture, beauty, and laid-back attitude. Its reputation makes visiting an escape from everyday life and an attractive place to live.…
What is a Social Enterprise?

What is a Social Enterprise?

At The Inspiring Enterprise our mission is to empower entrepreneurs who are committed to creating solutions for social or environmental issues. We exist to provide support, resources, and funding to…

Sponsor Opportunities

Note: Leadership Sponsors will have their logo on both the Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp website as well as The Inspiring Enterprise website. Please fill out the form below and…
Technology for Social Good

Technology for Social Good

Technology has been used to make our lives easier, faster, and more interesting. With apps like Dropbox, we can organize and access files anywhere, Facebook connects us with people all…
5 Food Products with Purpose

5 Food Products with Purpose

Whether it’s working to eradicate child hunger, reduce human impact on earth’s resources, conserve species and habitat, or create a more equitable, democratic, and sustainable world, these companies are taking…