2018/2019 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, Presenters, and TAs: Thank You!

Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends* who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2018/2019. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Alex Pack ’14 Alok Appadurai ’00 Amanda Furlong Andy Weissman ‘88 P’21 Anne Lebleu ’00…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2018/2019 Year in Review

In his inaugural address on September 21, 1831, Wesleyan’s first President Willbur Fisk said “Education should be directed with reference to two objects—the good of the individual, and the good of the world.” Today, the University’s mission is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.”…

Summer Fun for Kids at Wesleyan

Summer at Wesleyan is a great time to explore campus and attend exciting events for both kids and adults. Check out these kid-friendly opportunities going on during summer 2019:   Summer Adventures at Wesleyan RJ Julia The bookstore is hosting a number of events for kids of all ages throughout the summer. Attend a Choose-Your-Own…

Films on Foss – Summer 2019

Films on Foss is an outdoor movie series created by the Middletown Mayoral Youth Cabinet. They’ve worked in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University to create a youth-led community event that brings together people of all ages. These events are FREE and open to the public, located on Foss Hill just off…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Downstream Podcasting

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Downstream Podcasting run by Alli Fam ’19 was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2019. Since receiving the Seed…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Dharma Gates

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Dharma Gates run by Aaron Stryker ’19, Miles Bukiet ’11, Nicholas Antonellis ’17, was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since receiving funding from the PCSE…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Foster Care Support Project

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Foster Care Support Project (FCSP), run by Luke Lezhanskyy ’20, Katerin Osorto ’20, Ruby Lu ’19, and Angela Duong ’21, was one of this year’s winners. This is their first…

Wesleyan students take home social enterprise prizes in the CT Business Plan Competition

On April 26, 2019, seven Wesleyan students competed in the semi-annual CT Business Plan Competition hosted by The Entrepreneurship Foundation at Gateway College in New Haven. The event was sponsored by CTNext’s Higher Education Initiative and numerous other partners. In total, more than 250 students, faculty, investors, and entrepreneurs participated. Sixty-two students teams from 15…

Innovation Fund Report: Moving Conversations/Making Community

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the…