2021 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 4/2 12-1PM EDT)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 PCSE Seed Grants. Finalists will pitch in a virtual public event on Friday, April 2, at noon Eastern Time (RSVP required). 

These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to help students chase their dreams, innovate tourism in Thailand, provide college access to students in Appalachia, reduce bottled-water consumption on college campuses, bridge the digital divide in The Philippines, reimagine women’s reproductive healthcare, normalize consent, and much more. All have reported on their progress here.

The 2021 PCSE Seed Grant finalists are:


B4 ~ Bold, Brave, Beautiful, Bald

Alexis Papavasiliou ’24 and Kara Hodge ’24

B4 will start as an Etsy shop that donates 50% of its profits to cancer related charities. We plan to expand and partner with Etsy to create “Etsy Benefit Boutique,” a platform where all artists can sell their pieces and a percentage will go to a charity of the buyer’s choice.

Hearth Creative Co. LLC

Nélida Zepeda ‘23                                        

Hearth Creative Co. is a Maui based, eco-friendly, natural, handmade jewelry provider that aims to raise spiritual awareness of Love within individuals for the collective restoration of our Home: Madre Tierra (Mother Earth).        

Infinitely: Doing Good While We’re Here     

Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23         

Looking at the current state that our world is in right now, the global climate is at its highest point with fast fashion as one of the primary contributors. With trends changing every month, the rate of consumption ascends for the necessity to purchase the “newest style” while throwing out thousands of clothing. With Infinitely, we are offering products that are made in an eco-friendly fashion.

Long Lane Farm Summer Farming

Elam Grekin ’22 and Franny Lin ‘21 

Long Lane Farm is looking to build on our history of sustainable food production and community engagement with the hiring of a summer farmer who will work with others to grow vegetables and plan family-friendly farm-related activities.

Newark Water Association

Vincent Henrich ‘23

Newark Water Association, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit designed to provide the community of Newark, New Jersey with access to clean, safe, and free water.

Olive Branch Pictures Inc. & Shira and Amal

Kevin DeLoughry ’21, Andrew Hirsh ’20, Liam Trampota ’18, Karmel Salah, Khaled Abousheikh, Noa Bendahan, Adam Akbar, Abdul Rehman, Cella Siegelman, Joe Grundfast, Odellya Sohnis, Orian Shukrun

An independent film and media production company dedicated to making socially impactful and relevant works of fiction to educate a youth audience about complex issues. Our first work, “Shira and Amal” is an accessible look at life in Israel/Palestine told through music, to be distributed as both a graphic novel and an animated feature film.