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Growing the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs and Start-ups in New Zealand

Prepared by Mary Jo Kaplan, August 2013

About the author

Mary Jo (MJ Kaplan) is founder and President of Kaplan Consulting, a consultancy that partners with leaders, organisations and communities to turn innovative ideas into positive results. Prior to launching the firm she led strategic change in the public sector, private sector and a national non-profit start-up. MJ is Adjunct Professor in Public Policy at Brown University where she teaches social enterprise and strategy. She is a partner with Social Enterprise Rhode Island and has a 22 year partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership based in Washington D.C. MJ serves on the Board of Directors for The Miriam/Rhode Island Hospitals and Moses Brown School. MJ graduated with a B.A. from Brown University and M.Ed. from Harvard University. During MJ’s Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Ministry of Social Development, working in collaboration with the ASM Community Trust, where she researched social enterprise with a focus on the youth pipeline and start-up enterprises.

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