Funding & Resources

Apply for TigerLaunch

TigerLaunch is Princeton University’s collegiate entrepreneurship competition, put on annually by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club. The competition is split across three stages: an online video pitch round, a regional competition in March, and finally Demo Day in April. The first stage of the competition ends on December 1st! To enter, you need to submit a…

Money, Money, Money

There is money and support available from a wide variety of sources for aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers, but it’s not always easy to find these resources. Following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships that Patricelli Center team members Luciana Contreras ’16 and Jennifer Roach‘14 have been reading about recently. Some are available only to current undergraduates,…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Potlux

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the second report from Brent Packer ’15, founder of Potlux, the first online community where collegiate sustainability initiatives are effectively aggregated and shared. Also…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from the Wesleyan Doula Project

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from the Wesleyan Doula Project, one of the three 2015 winners. You can read WDP’s first update here and other grantee…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship to award two SOCAP15 tickets for alumni (applications due August 30)

A new form of capitalism is arising that recognizes our ability to direct the power and efficiency of market systems toward social impact. Social Capital Markets is dedicated to supporting the growth of this market. SOCAP is an annual event series that connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to…

2015 Patricelli Center and Priebatsch Summer Internship Grants Announced

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship offers four internship stipends through the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant program. These need-based grants allow Wesleyan sophomores and juniors to take unpaid or low-paid positions with social sector organizations. The PCSE-funded internship grants are not the only ones supporting students doing social impact work; the Kevin Sanborn ’87 Internship, Hartford Steam Boiler Internship, Surdna…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Assk

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from Rachel Verner ’15, founder of Assk, a company that strives to normalize sexual consent through apparel and education, thereby…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from the Wesleyan Doula Project

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from the Wesleyan Doula Project, one of the three 2015 winners. You can read other grantee reports here. Winning the Patricelli…

SOCAP15 Social Entrepreneur Scholarships & the Gratitude Awards

Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) – co-founded by Tim Freundlich ’90 – leads the charge toward a socially responsible economy by connecting and supporting social impact leaders around the globe. This year, SOCAP will award scholarships to 150 outstanding entrepreneurs for SOCAP15 (Oct. 6-9 in San Francisco), as well as Gratitude Awards in the categories of…

The Archimedes Project

The Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring entrepreneurs to spend two­-three months working in their chosen country as a Frontier Fellow. The Fellow will examine the water and sanitation market, needs and customer attitudes, conduct stakeholder interviews, build local partnerships and may begin micro­testing business ideas. Working with the Archimedes Project team, the fellow will, among other things, identify social…