Social Entrepreneurs – The Optimistic Breed
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
When many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Often a contagiously optimistic breed, social entrepreneurs see possibilities where others might just see problems. It is a very simple rule; understand and assess the dynamics of a situation at a somewhat smaller scale first, interact at an individual level with the community in and around that situation, think outside the box keeping in mind the essential fundamentals of the said area and environment and provide an entrepreneurial solution. This is how the SEED journey began and with multitudes of enterprising individuals in need for an opportunity-providing, optimistic platform, we are headed in the direction of social innovation and enterprise.
A number of social initiatives addressing the current and lingering issues in various sectors, have emerged from this platform. Potential Enterprise Mapping strategy (PEMS) – aiming to uplift the micro-enterprises, Reimagining Pakistan (RPK) – a heritage preservation initiative to restore the cultural and architectural heritage of the country, Startup Dosti – business plan competition designed to help startups from across India and Pakistan to build a strong foundation for their ventures, FK Squared – a publishing house working to revive the culture of reading and writing through its Creative Writing and Literacy Drive, The Pakineur – an entrepreneurial magazine, and Rediscover Pakistan – a research report to reposition Pakistan as an important investment destination.
It is through our social and business initiatives that we aim to develop the entrepreneurial setup of Pakistan as it is the innovative yet practical answer to a better, more prosperous Pakistan with new avenues for its youth to explore.