Innovation: From camping to child play and stroke rehabilitation – The Irish Times

Alternative camping sites, getting kids physically active and stroke rehabilitation training are three of the newly minted businesses to graduate from the latest social enterprise incubator run by the Irish Social Business Campus.

Communities pulling together for the greater good was one of the positive outcomes of the Covid-19 lockdown and it’s exactly this sort of altruism that drives most social entrepreneurs. Their aim is to make a difference in people’s lives and, for most of them, making money plays second fiddle to social impact.

As a result, they often struggle to fit into the confines of the conventional start-up landscape. Since 2016, however, the Irish Social Business Campus has catered specifically for their needs with a dedicated incubator that helps them to develop their ideas and put them on a commercial footing.

Ken Baird is one of nine entrepreneurs who took part in this year’s incubator. He is the

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