Motivation and Mentorship Spurred 2019 Big Ideas Contest Winners

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How do you become a social entrepreneur? The question has been the subject of many articles, books, and TED talks. For applicants to the Big Ideas social innovation contest, however, the answer is fairly simple: motivation and mentorship.

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