social entrepreneurship

As part of the Social Innovation Journal’s “Disruptive Innovations” issue focusing on Boston, Kristin Gerber and Ben Stone, members of our Energy & Sustainability practice group, described Mintz Levin’s support of a burgeoning social innovation sector.

“It is no surprise that in 2017, Forbes Magazine named Boston as the top U.S. city for social entrepreneurs. As attorneys at Mintz Levin, a mainstay of the Boston community for more than 80 years, we have had the honor to engage with a thriving regional ecosystem of public and private sector actors supporting companies making a positive impact. 

We also have learned – through serving our clients and our own entrepreneurial experiences – that starting and scaling, or successfully investing in, a profitable mission-driven business is a challenging endeavor. Social entrepreneurs and impact investors must navigate a gauntlet of business, legal, and cultural hurdles while also attempting to simultaneously generate positive financial, social, and environmental returns. In the context of this exciting, multifaceted sector, attorneys are uniquely positioned to serve as invaluable advocates, translators, protectors, and connectors.”

Read the full article: “Mintz Levin’s Approach to Supporting a Thriving Social Innovation Sector in Boston and Beyond

Mintz Levin is thrilled to serve as the exclusive legal mentor for Hult Prize finalists and host of the annual Hult Prize Welcome Reception for the third consecutive year.

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator and enabler for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people.

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Mintz Levin attorney Kristin Gerber garnered recognition in a Huffington Post article last week for her work in the social entrepreneurship sector.  Kristin was highlighted as one of the Hult Prize Foundation’s “Great Partners” – people who have engaged directly with teams competing for the Hult Prize to create value – for the services she has provided to Hult Prize competitors over the past few months.  She has spent at least 40 hours providing legal advice for free, serving as a legal mentor for the competition’s six finalists. For more on the Hult Prize and how Kristin has assisted these social entrepreneurs, read on!

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