Makaela Kingsley

Introducing the new Patricelli Center Intern, Itzel Valdez ’23

Itzel Valdez '23

Itzel Valdez ’23 is this year’s Intern for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. She will support PCSE classes, grants, and other programs, and will provide peer mentorship to fellow student entrepreneurs and changemakers. Welcome, Itzel! Q: Tell us about yourself.  Hello! My name is Itzel Valdez, and I am a junior at Wesleyan University.…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Newark Water Association

Newark Water Association logo

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. Newark Water Association — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Vin Henrich ’23 — was one of this year’s winners. Below is the first of Newark Water Association’s three reports. My name is…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Infinitely

Screenshot of the Infinitely website

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. Infinitely was one of this year’s winners. Infinitely is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to take down the world of fast fashion. Founders Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Long Lane Farm

Long Lane Farm harvest 2021

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. Long Lane Farm was one of this year’s winners. Since its founding in 2003, Long Lane Farm has worked towards a model of food sovereignty, in which all people not…

2021 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

seed grant finals

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center.  Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists who submitted written…

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…

Monthly Updates From the Patricelli Center: An Archive

Each month, I send an email to a group of Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship alumni leaders. I have decided to archive all those emails here for anyone who wants to see them. If you’d like to be on my email list too, just send me a note and I’ll be glad to add you!  …

Gabriel Mirelez ‘23 ties for first place in Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition

Vethos Technologies logo

On November 13, 2020, Gabriel Mirelez ’23 competed in the Connecticut Collegiate Business Plan Competition, an annual competition organized by the Entrepreneurship Foundation. The Entrepreneurship Foundation is a 501c3 which exists “to provide effective resources for Educators ​and Entrepreneurs.” The competition offered $30,000 in startup grants and $5,000 in startup services to the eight student venture…

A guide to the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Wesleyan students are known to be bold and creative thinkers who are not just learners but also makers. However, it can be difficult for students to figure out where to start when they have an idea they want to build or when they feel drawn to get involved with other students’ entrepreneurial projects. This post…