Dr Alex Bignotti heads the African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars, a scholarly community aiming to advance social entrepreneurship teaching and research in Africa and facilitate of training of scholars in the same field. Alex is currently a senior lecturer in social entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social change. His research currently focuses on social entrepreneurship, especially in an African context. Under the same research umbrella, his earlier work has also focussed on entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial personality and entrepreneurship education, with a particular focus on the youth and disadvantaged individuals.