Meet the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardees 2017. Through a rigorous selection process, these social entrepreneurs were chosen, as the highest-potential social entrepreneurs in Ireland today. Their stories are inspiring. (Video by Areaman productions: http://www.areaman.tv/
"I’m always excited when we welcome new members into the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland family.
It’s exactly how I felt when I first met John Evoy, who brought Men’s Sheds to Ireland, Iseult and Aoibheann from FoodCloud and Michael Kelly from Grow It Yourself, to name but three.
Each of them started with an idea – something that could build a better future for Ireland. And today they continue to build – Men’s Sheds is in almost every town and village in Ireland; FoodCloud has helped to deliver 20 million meals to people in need; and GIY is now a global movement supporting people to grow their own food. In total this year
the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Alumni Network have impacted the lives of 1.7 million people
The new Awardees are no different. They have each identified a social issue in our society that needs to be addressed. And they’ve come up with ideas that have the potential to do just that.
But an idea without investment is just an idea. These social entrepreneurs have given us a glimpse into the future. Together we can build it."
Darren Ryan, Chief Executivehttp://socialentrepreneurs.ie/