Makaela Kingsley

Startup Incubator: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea

Do you have an idea for a product, service, company, nonprofit, or other new initiative? Would you like to enroll in a 12-week course where you’ll turn your idea into a reality? A “Startup Incubator” course — the first of its kind at Wesleyan — will be offered in Fall 2018 through Wesleyan’s Center for…

Fearless Experimentation: translating a liberal arts education to real world impact

During the past five years as director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I have repeatedly observed certain patterns in student learning and behavior. This post addresses two of those patterns — (1) the research-to-practice gap and (2) fear of failure — and offers concrete advice for student entrepreneurs. Research-to-Practice gap While the liberal…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2017/2018 Year in Review

gathering at New Profit in October 2017

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.”…

2018 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social impact projects and 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…

2018 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches and interviews 3/2 12-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected 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…

Jobs with NYCDOE’s Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning (shared by Faye Phillips ’13)

Attention Wesleyan graduates! This just in from Faye Phillips ’13: The NYCDOE’s Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning (OICL) aims to build the capacity of school communities within a focus area by providing structured, supportive opportunities for interschool collaboration, tailored coaching, leadership development, resource sharing, and constructive feedback. These opportunities are administered through OICL’s three innovative…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2016/2017 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.”…

2016/2017 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, and Presenters: 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 2016/2017. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Ajay Rajani Ali Chaudhry Alice Hadler Alok Appadurai Alvin Chitena Amir Alexander Hasson Andrew Frishman…

2017 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social impact projects and 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…

2017 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches and interviews 2/24 11AM-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to innovate tourism in Thailand, build an online employment platform…