Want to do magic in an impact start-up?

magic for impact SE

One of the most attractive career options is founding or joining a start-up that focuses all its passion and expertise on solving a societal issue or driving change in a bad system.

What could that mean for you?

It means that you will firstly, be part of a passionate, small, really resource-stretched entrepreneurial team where you will be making little or no money, maybe even investing some of your own. It also means that if you really care about the cause of the venture, you will be getting up on most mornings with the feeling of nurturing something that you are truly passionate about. You will partly use your core skills and experience, but will have to employ many more as a start-up requires all of a person’s talents.

If this scenario seams appealing, these next questions will help you reflect on whether an impact start-up might be the right option for you now.

  • What appeals to me about an entrepreneurial work environment? How might I be a unique and good fit?
  • If I could solve one issue in the world, what would it be? Is someone already doing this, and if yes, are they doing it the right way?
  • Who would I love to work with?
  • What in my current life situation makes it possible for me to consider the start-up option now?

Enjoy answering those questions and for more inspiration and examples, read the profile of Mia Hanak, a woman who combined her passions of environmental sustainability and art installations, and Mechai Viravaidya, Thailand’s champion of safe sex and public health.

For more tactile inspiration, check out the HUB network, they might already be in your city, visit www.the-hub.net/

About the author Joanna Hafenmayer

Joanna is the author of the book "The Future Makers" and initiator of the inspirational portal, The Future Makers. Her passion is around inspiring meaningful work and helping people realize careers full of positive impact, among other through her organisation, MyImpact.

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