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Social Entrepreneur Network Archipelago Scoops Ben & Jerry's Award

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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson smiles after a tour of the main Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory in Waterbury, Vt., on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Jackson viewed new pollution control devices in use at the plant. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) | AP

For the first time an Irish company called Archipelago is to appear on tubs of Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream Clever Cookies after being one of four companies to win the Join Our Core competition aimed at finding the world's best social entrepreneurs.

Archipelago, alongside four other socially conscious start-ups from around Europe, won mentoring for their business from Ashoka, a €10,000 cash prize, and the right to appear on the new ice cream tubs.

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