Social Entrepreneurship Institute (12/6 in New Haven, apply now for free tickets)

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering two free tickets to Unite for Sight’s day-long Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013 (the last day of fall semester classes). Priority will likely be given to undergraduate applicants, but alumni, faculty, and staff are also welcome to apply. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and travel expense reimbursement may be arranged.

According to the Unite for Sight website, “The Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.  In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.”

The institute begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. Topics and speakers include:

  • “Rethinking Social Entrepreneurism: Moving from Bland Rhetoric to Impact,” Ned Breslin, CEO, Water For People
  • “Growing an NGO and Making Systemic Change,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University; Global Health Center, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • “Business with a Mission: Do You Have What it Takes?” Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
  • “Breaking Cultural Barriers: Design with Empathy,” Will Harris, Designer, Design that Matters
  • “Global Health 2.0: Creating Health Care Systems in the World’s Most Impossible Places,” Mark Arnoldy, Executive Director, Nyaya Health
  • “City Health Works: Creating Sustainable Jobs in Communities that Struggle with Chronic Disease,” Donya A. Williams, Director of Operations, City Health Works
  • “Launching a Tech Startup with a Social Mission,” Jen Chiou, Executive Director, Crisis Text Line
  • “Quantity and Quality: Integrating Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Improvement for Action and Impact,” Lisa Hirschhorn, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement Director, Partners In Health
  • “Creating and Applying Evidence to Tackle Health and Poverty Problems,” Annie Duflo, Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
  • “The Challenges of Measuring Impact and the Strategies to Overcome Them,” Salimah Walani, Director, Global Health Programs, March of Dimes
  • “Let’s Be Honest: What it Takes to Grow a Successful Organization,” Debra Eschmeyer, Co-Founder and Vice President of External Affairs, FoodCorps
  • “Leveraging the Marketplace and a For-Profit Model to Maximize Impact,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Co-op
  • “Tools and Strategies for Staying True to Mission,” Sophie Faris, Community Development, B Lab
  • Plus Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Networking Receptions

To read more about the Social Entrepreneurship Institute, click here.

To apply for a free ticket, click here. Applications are due by November 20, and winners will be announced by November 26.

Questions? Contact Makaela Kingsley ’98, Director of the PCSE.